On 26 January 2017, the Federal Mint Swissmint has launched a new commemorative coin dedicated to the Gentian.
Each year, the unique Alpine flora attracts countless visitors to the mountains. The mountain spring is particularly impressive. While the last snowfields gradually melt away, wherever you look plants are blossoming and sprouting. Particularly eye-catching in this display of colour is the deep blue of the gentian. Together with edelweiss and Alpine rose, it is one of the most popular Alpine flowers. Gentian is commonly understood to mean the "stemless gentian", of which there are several subspecies. The most well known are the frequently occurring species clusius gentian (gentiana clusii or limestone gentian) and stemless gentian (gentiana acaulis or silicaceous gentian). Gentian is a plant species from the gentian family (gentianaceae). The 300 to 400 plant species which are found almost all over the world are predominantly indigenous to the temperate climate zones of the northern hemisphere also in the Andes. The gentian decorates the second coin in the three-part FLORA ALPINA series.
The new 10-franc bimetallic coin designed by the graphic artist Jenny Leibundgut, from Bern, is available in the qualities 'uncirculated' and 'proof' in a presentation case at our online-shop or from selected coin dealers and banks.
Last update: 24.08.2017