The edelweiss, the Alpine symbol par excellence, has achieved cult status. Anyone bold enough to pick this rare and difficult-to-access flower for his beloved will certainly be rewarded. The highly coveted mountain flower belongs to the Asteraceae family. The star-shaped part with fuzzy, white 'petals' (technically, bracts) which is generally considered to be the flower is in actual fact not the flower, but a pseudanthium. Order bimetallic coin 'Edelweiss'
The Opening of the Gotthard Base Tunnel is scheduled for December 2016. It joins the north portal at Erstfeld to the south portal at Bodio. The tunnel consists of two 57-kilometres-long single-track tubes. Including all cross-passages, access tunnels and shafts, the total length of the tunnel system is over 152 km. The new silver coin shows the north portal in Erstfeld. Order silver coin 'Gottardo 2016'
The Swiss Red Cross Society was founded in the year 1866 in Berne on the initiative of the International Committee of the Red Cross and under the patronage of General Henri Dufour and the Federal Councillor Jakob Dubs. Initially focused on the support of the army and the welfare of the families of the soldiers, its main activity is now in the civilian sector. Order silver coin '150 years of SRC'
Aventicum, the capital city of the Helvetii, whose territory once stretched over nearly all of the Swiss Plateau region, had almost 20,000 inhabitants in the third century AD. The city was constructed at the start of the first century AD, shortly after the territory of the Helvetii was annexed to the Roman Empire. Soon after coming to power in the year 69 AD, the Roman Emperor Vespasian gave Aventicum the status of a colony. Order gold coin 'Aventicum'
"Hornussen" is considered to be one of the three traditional Swiss national sports. In today's game, the player hits the "Hornuss" or puck with an elastic stick made from carbon fibre off the bock towards the "Ries" or opponent's field. The opposing team or "Abtuer" located there tries to stop the puck or "Hornuss" in flight by hitting it as soon as possible in the air with a shingle before the puck falls on the ground. Order silver coin 'Hornussen'
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 and the Christmas coin set contain a medal. Order Coin sets