Tag: Switzerland (Modern Times)
Paul Burkhard’s Fünfliber: A Classic Piece Celebrates its 100th Birthday
On 19 May 2022, SINCONA presented a new publication on Swiss numismatics. Hanspeter Koch has dedicated a monograph to the five-franc coin with the portrait of an ‘alpine herdsman’. And the really special part is this: this book is available in ‘very fine’ or ‘extremely fine’ condition.
Swiss Gold Coin Commemorates the Last 10-Franc Vreneli
In 2022, Swissmint is commemorating the last minting of the 10-franc gold Vreneli in 1922 with a gold coin. In the Swissmint online shop the coin was sold out only hours after the official issue. What makes this issue so special?
Swiss Money for Swiss Citizens
Today, only Swiss coins circulate in Switzerland. But this has only been the case for less than a century. A very rare Swiss 5 franc piece from 1928, which will be auctioned by the Rapp auction house on 6 May 2022, testifies to this shift in monetary policy.
Swissmint Lands Twice in the Guinness Book of Records
Not one but two coins by Swissmint made it into the Guinness Book of Records. Swissmint can be proud to mint the coin with the oldest design still in circulation. The mint also issued the world’s smallest commemorative coin with its 1/4 franc commemorative coin. Congratulations on the record!