Located in the centre of Europe, Switzerland has always been an important hub in European goods and passenger transport. The opening of the Gotthard Base Tunnel will bring yet another improvement. As soon as the access roads are extended from 2020 and the Ceneri base tunnel is put into operation, the passenger’s journey from Zurich to Lugano will take a mere two hours. Order gold coin 'Gottardo 2016'
All over the country, there is hardly a large festival where a wind band does not ensure a lively atmosphere. These bands enrich village and town life with their performances and contribute considerably to a sense of community among the local population. Switzerland has a well-deserved reputation as a country of wind music. Order silver coin 'Brass bands'
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'
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 instead of the commemorative coin a medal. Order Coin sets