1891 Schwyz-born Karl Elsener founded the Swiss cutlers' association with the aim of manufacturing the soldiers' knives for the army together with other cutlers in Switzerland. The soldier's knife was very robust but also relatively heavy. So Karl Elsener developed a lighter and above all more elegant knife with even more functions. He called this pocket knife model the "Officer's and Sports Knife" and had it legally protected in 1897. For the export the knife was called "Swiss Army Knife". Order silver coin Swiss Army Knife
"La Suisse" has been the flagship of the CGN fleet (Compagnie générale de navigation) since 1910. The steamboat sails on Lake Geneva where it connects the French and Swiss shores with each other. Ever since it was launched, it has been considered the most beautiful Belle Époque steamboat in the world. From 2007 to 2009 it underwent extensive renovation and was once again restored with its original bow and stern figures. Swissmint is dedicating the second coin in the commemorative series "Swiss Steamships" to "La Suisse". Order silver coin La Suisse steamboat
Despite William Tell being a legend, he is probably the best-known Swiss in the world. But who was Tell and why has the story about the apple shooting become a legend? It is probably his role as a freedom fighter who rebelled against oppression and power. This is a subject that has lost none of its topicality and this is why Tell is still a figure with which many Swiss identify today. The legend also lives on on Swissmint's new commemorative coin. Order gold coin William Tell
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'
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