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.
True to tradition, commemorative coins are the work of Swiss artists. Swissmint commissions the design of new coins and also organises design competitions.
These special-issue coins bear a legal face value and are minted in limited editions. They are available in the qualities proof and uncirculated (platinum and gold coins in proof only) ‒ as collectors' pieces in their own right or as an exquisite gift.