Protected in some areas, the stemless carline thistle is one of the best-known and most popular Alpine plants. Its prickly beauty, with its large silvery-white corona and disc florets, is a popular photo opportunity. The plant's poisonous taproot use to be used as a remedy for many illnesses. Nowadays, the beautiful flower is a decorative highlight for any rock garden. Order bimetallic coin 'Carline thistle'
The Klausen pass is not one of the transalpine mountain passes, which is why it was of little importance up until the end of the 19th century. It was not until the Gotthard railway line opened that it became an economically viable route on the west-east axis.The Klausen pass gained fame from the legendary Klausenrace, a historic mountain race for cars and motorcycles. Order silver coin 'Klausen pass'
In June 2017, the 30th Swiss Yodelling Festival will take place in Brig-Glis with 15,000 per-formers and over 150,000 visitors expected to attend. Performers, guests, visitors and Valais residents can look forward to four activity-packed days with first-rate performances, warm camaraderie and of course the chance to see or purchase Swissmint’s new 'Yodelling' com-memorative coin. Order silver coin 'Yodelling'
In 1899, Lake Lucerne steamer company DGV ordered a salon steamer from boatbuilders Sulzer in Winterthur. The ship was duly launched two years later and named 'Uri'. Since then, the paddle steamer has travelled well over two million kilometres, which is no wonder given that it used to be in operation almost all year round. In honour of this floating monument, Swissmint has chosen the “Uri” to grace the first coin in its three-part 'Swiss steamboats' series. Order silver coin Steamboat 'Uri'
In the 11th century, Canons Regular of Saint Augustine founded a hospice as a refuge for travellers and pilgrims on the almost 2,500 metre-high Great Saint Bernard Pass. Large mountain dogs have been kept at the hospice since the mid-17th century to guard and protect those staying there. The legendary Saint Bernard dog Barry lived at the hospice from 1800 to 1812 and apparently saved the lives of more than 40 people. In memory of this brave dog, Swissmint issues a 50-franc gold coin. Order gold coin 'Barry'
The annual sets of circulation coins consist of all coins that are legal tender, from the five-centime coin through to the five-franc coin. They also contain a bimetallic ten-franc commemorative coin. They are available in the categories Proof and brilliant uncirculated. The baby coin set, the birthday coin set and the Christmas coin set contain a medal. Order Coin sets