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Discover the latest special coins issued by Swissmint. You can also find detailed information on current Swiss coins.

5 March 2024

Latest special coins

Find out about the latest issues of special coins. Each special coin has its own history and characteristics. These special coins are works of art made in Bern with the utmost precision. They illustrate the life, history and memories of Switzerland. Their lasting value is a precious souvenir for collectors and for those who give or receive them.

4 March 2024

Circulation coins – The present-day role of coins as currency

With most of us, circulation coins conjure up ambivalent feelings. On the one hand, they hold an inexplicable attraction for us – as, indeed, all forms of money do – an attraction which probably harks back to fond childhood memories of all the treasures we could buy with our allowance of coins. On the other hand, however, coins can also be a nuisance. For instance, when too many of them make wallets heavy and bulky so that we take the first opportunity of getting rid of them only to find ourselves afterwards without the right change for the ticket or cigarette machine. Nevertheless, coins will continue to hold their ground as a convenient, cheap, and, above all, universally accepted form of currency.

5 March 2024

Collector's coins – Swissmint commemorative coins, reflecting the distinctiveness of Switzerland

Since 1936, the Swiss Confederation has been issuing commemorative coins to mark significant historical and cultural events, or to honour outstanding personalities. Tribute is also paid to typical aspects of Swiss cultural life.