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Exceptional Gold World Coins, Medals at Atlas Numismatics

By Atlas Numismatics …… As autumn arrives, we are very pleased to offer a bounty of exceptional new coins and medals for your browsing delight and numismatic consideration. We hope you may find something special among the new items being offered. As a reminder, if you have any coins that you would like to offer to us, […]

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Roger Federer in Gold Among 4 New Coins Issued by Swiss Mint

By The Federal Mint Swissmint …… Four new coins from Swissmint went on sale on September 3, 2020. After the huge demand for the Roger Federer silver coins, the Mint has now issued 10,000 Roger Federer gold coins with a new design. At the same time, another 40,000 Roger Federer silver coins have been struck. […]

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Set of Swiss Shooting Festival Medals and Coins New at Atlas Numismatics

By Atlas Numismatics …… Despite worldwide economic uncertainty, the market for rare and exceptional coins remains buoyant. Showing particular strength at present are top British and Asian material. Atlas Numismatics is actively seeking to purchase individual items and whole collections and can assist with shipping and insurance should items merit inspection. Please contact us if you have […]

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Swiss Mint Issues World’s Smallest Gold Coin showing Albert Einstein

By The Federal Mint Swissmint …… The Smallest Gold Coin in the World With determination, patience, and ingenuity, Albert Einstein established his enduring fame in 1905 with the formula “E = mc2“, revolutionizing the world of physics. Swissmint has now tried to revolutionize the world of coins with the striking of the “smallest gold coin […]

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Switzerland 2020 Shooting Talers Continue Long Tradition

By Coin & Currency Institute …… Switzerland’s annual shooting taler is now available for preorder in advance of its mid to late January release date. The Swiss tradition of marksmanship was established during the old Swiss Confederacy in the 15th century, when festival participants used crossbows in shooting contests. The legend of William Tell recalls […]

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Swiss Mint Honors Tennis Star Roger Federer with Presale of New Silver Coin

By The Federal Mint Swissmint …… For the first time in its history, the Federal Mint Swissmint has dedicated a commemorative coin to a living person: tennis champion Roger Federer. One of if not the most important individual Swiss athletes is also Switzerland’s perfect ambassador to the rest of the world. It is all reason […]

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Furka Pass Commemorated on New Silver Swiss Coin

2019 Christmas coin set also available from Swissmint   By The Federal Mint Swissmint …… On September 12, 2019, the Federal Mint Swissmint launched a new 20 Franc silver coin commemorating the Furka Pass. This is the second issue–after the Klausen Pass–of a three-part series entitled “Swiss Alpine Passes“. And in addition to this, the […]

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Rarities up for Bidding Soon in ANA World and Ancient Coins Platinum Night

As our most prestigious venue of the year, Heritage’s Platinum Night auctions consistently prove to be among the most anticipated sales in the hobby, and this year’s selections presented at the ANA World’s Fair of Money® in Rosemont, Illinois on August 15 are no exception. Along with the fantastic pieces to be sold as part […]

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Two New Swiss Commemoratives: “Crocodile” Locomotive and 50th Anniversary Moon Landing Coins

By The Federal Mint Swissmint …… On May 9, 2019, the Federal Mint Swissmint launched two new collector coins. The first honors the 100th anniversary of the locomotive “Crocodile” with a gold coin. The second commemorative, a silver coin this time, honors the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing, which the University of […]

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Switzerland: Famous electric locomotives, affectionately known as the “Crocodiles,” feature on new gold coins

The National Bank of Switzerland has issued (9th May) new commemorative coins which focus on the country’s love for older locomotives and additionally highlights Swiss cultural heritage.
Colloquially known in Switzerland as the “Crocodiles,” these rail locomotives are more than just “old engines” for many people

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Libertas Americana, Abolition Medals at Atlas Numismatics

By Atlas Numismatics …… Atlas Numismatics will be attending the Central States Numismatic Society’s 80th Anniversary Convention from April 24 through 27, 2019. If you would like us to bring any specific items for your examination at the show please contact us at your earliest convenience. New Inventory These five items are just a sample […]

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Modern World Coins – Three New Swiss Commemoratives

By The Federal Mint Swissmint …… The Federal Mint Swissmint recently launched three new commemorative coins for collectors. The first coin celebrates the 100th anniversary of the Swiss National Circus Knie, a colored silver Proof coin. The second coin is also silver and honors the steamer Blümlisalp, which concludes the three-coin “Swiss Steamships” series. The […]

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Stack’s Bowers NYINC Auction of Ancient Coins, World Coins and Paper Money Realizes Nearly $5 Million

Stack’s Bowers Galleries is pleased to announce the results of their January 2019 New York International Numismatic Convention (NYINC) Auction. An important and diverse selection of coins, including some magnificent European gold issues, made this a memorable auction event. In total, the Stack’s Bowers Galleries NYINC auction realized $4,945,277 USD (all prices reported include the […]

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Stack’s Bowers NYINC Auction of Ancient Coins, World Coins and Paper Money Realizes Nearly $5 Million

Stack’s Bowers Galleries is pleased to announce the results of their January 2019 New York International Numismatic Convention (NYINC) Auction. An important and diverse selection of coins, including some magnificent European gold issues, made this a memorable auction event. In total, the Stack’s Bowers Galleries NYINC auction realized $4,945,277 USD (all prices reported include the […]

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Rare Gold Ducats, Argentine Banknotes Highlight Stack’s Bowers’ NYINC Coin & Currency Auction

By Stack’s Bowers Galleries …… For collectors of World and Ancient coins and medals, the start of 2019 will be exciting as the 47th Annual New York International Numismatic Convention (NYINC) kicks off the new year. The convention is open to the public January 11-13 from 10 am to 7 pm with early bird entry […]

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Ring in the New Year With the Stack’s Bowers Galleries 2019 NYINC Auction

Stack’s Bowers Galleries is pleased to present details of their auction of world coins, world paper money and ancient coins to be held in conjunction with the prestigious New York International Numismatic Convention (NYINC). This event will be held January 10-12 2019 at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in New York City. The ancient and world […]

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World Coins – Switzerland 2019 Shooting Taler Continues Long Tradition

By Coin & Currency Institute ……   Switzerland’s annual shooting taler is now available for pre-order in advance of its mid-to-late January release date. The Swiss tradition of marksmanship was established during the old Swiss Confederacy in the 15th century when festival participants used crossbows in shooting contests. The legend of William Tell recalls this […]

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Swiss Mint: New Commemorative Coins Swiss Army Knife, Christmas 2018

By The Federal Mint Swissmint …. On the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the death of cutlery pioneer Karl Elsener, the Swiss Federal Mint Swissmint has launched the “Swiss Army Knife” commemorative silver coin. With this new coin–as well as the 2018 Christmas coin set–the Swissmint has settled this year’s numismatic program. In the […]

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World Coins: Atlas Numismatics Publishes September 2018 Fixed-Price List

  Atlas Numismatics Publishes their Newest Fixed-Price List Atlas Numismatics has updated their website with 1143 new coins, medals, and tokens at fixed prices. Selections include the following items: Superb Antoninus Pius Aureus 1051590 | ROMAN IMPERIAL. Antoninus Pius. (Emperor, 138-161 AD). Struck 138-161 AD. AV Aureus. NGC Ch. MS (Choice Mint State) Strike 5/5 Surface 5/5 Fine […]

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Rare Coins From All Over the World: Sincona Auction Review

In May of 2018 Sincona held its 46th and 47th auction. A so-called “Stirnlocken-Vreneli” was sold at 130,000 CHF, a 10 ducat piece of the city of Berne won the bid at 190,000 CHF and a mohur of the Indian freethinker Akbar found a new home at 140,000 CHF. Auction 46: World Gold Coins Sincona’s […]

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New Swiss Commemorative Coins Honor William Tell and Steamship La Suisse

By The Federal Mint Swissmint …… William Tell 50 Franc Gold Coin On April 26, 2018, the Swiss Federal Mint Swissmint launched two new special coins for collectors and lovers. The gold coin “Wilhelm Tell” is dedicated to the most famous Swiss, while the Mint continues its three-part “Swiss steamships” series, launched in 2017, with […]

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Switzerland: New silver coin continues the “Swiss Steamships” series featuring La Suisse

The Swiss Federal Mint have released (26th April) a new silver coin which continues with its three-part “Swiss Steamships” series started in 2017. The latest coin in the series is dedicated to the La Suisse steamship, which was first commissioned by the Sulzer brothers in 1908

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Switzerland: New gold coin is dedicated to the legend of William Tell, the most famous Swiss persona


The Swiss Federal Mint have released (26th April) a new gold coin which is minted in tribute to one of the country’s most iconic personalities, whose name and image has become synonymous with Switzerland, and the legend of the struggle for political and individual freedom. Although the historical existence of William Tell is often disputed, according to popular legend, Tell was a peasant from the town of Bürglen, in the canton of Uri, said to have lived during the 13th and early 14th centuries

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The Krause Publications 2018 Coin of the Year Award Ceremony – World Money Fair – VIDEO

 Every year at the World Money Fair in Berlin, Krause Publications (Standard Catalog of World Coins, Numismatic News) presents its Coin of the Year (COTY) Awards in a variety of categories to honor the technical and artistic accomplishments of mints from around the world–and CoinWeek was there to record the winners at the 2018 […]

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The Krause Publications 2018 Coin of the Year Award Ceremony – World Money Fair – VIDEO

 Every year at the World Money Fair in Berlin, Krause Publications (Standard Catalog of World Coins, Numismatic News) presents its Coin of the Year (COTY) Awards in a variety of categories to honor the technical and artistic accomplishments of mints from around the world–and CoinWeek was there to record the winners at the 2018 […]

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Modern World Coins – New Swiss Commemoratives in Alpine Flower, Passes Series

By The Federal Mint Swissmint ……   On January 25, 2018, the Federal Mint Swissmint launches two new commemorative coins for collectors and lovers. The bimetallic Silver Thistle coin concludes the three-part series “Flora Alpina”. At the same time, Klausenpass launches a new series of silver commemorative coins on Swiss Alpine passes. Silver Thistle The […]

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November Brings Exceptional World Coins, Medals from Atlas Numismatics

Exceptional World Coins, Medals By Atlas Numismatics …… Atlas Numismatics will be attending The 63rd Annual F.U.N. Convention from January 4 through 7, 2018, and The 46th Annual New York International Numismatic Convention (NYINC) from January 11 through January 14, 2018 and will be bringing our inventory of exceptional World Coins and Medals. If you […]

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Second Auction Catalog from Switzerland’s Rapp Now Available

By Rapp Auctions ….. Have you been looking forward to the new catalogs for the Rapp Auction 2017 as much as us? The wait is over: The Rapp auction catalogue for Coins, Medals, Banknotes, Orders and Shares is now available online! You can scroll through the eCatalog on our website – it couldn’t be simpler […]

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Swiss Auction House Peter Rapp to Hold 2017 Sale in November

By Rapp Auctions ….. Coins at Rapp – a Special Kind of Numismatic Event The annual auction at the Switzerland-based Peter Rapp Auction House is taking place from 14–17 November 2017 in Wil. Three catalogs will be published: “Stamps”, “Coins, Medals, Banknotes” and “Jewelry and Watches”. Coin collectors can look forward to an extensive selection […]

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New Swiss Commemorative Gold Coin, Christmas Coin Set Released

By The Federal Mint Swissmint …. On September 14, 2017, the Federal Mint Swissmint opened sales for a new gold collector coin commemorating the famous Saint Bernard dog Barry, as well as the 2017 Swiss Christmas coin set and medal. Barry At the Great St. Bernhard Pass at 2469 m above sea the Augustine Chorherren […]

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CoinWeek News Wire for September 1, 2017: Fake Gold, Fake Coins, and Fort Knox

By Coinweek …. CoinWeek News Wire for September 1, 2017:  Brain Food 1.) Scrooge McDuck and Switzerland For almost 400 years, kreuzers were probably the most important small coins being circulated every day in Switzerland. It was not only a method of payment, but was also used to measure the value of other coins. Kreuzers […]

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CoinWeek News Wire for September 1, 2017: Fake Gold, Fake Coins, and Fort Knox

By Coinweek ….   CoinWeek News Wire for September 1, 2017: Brain Food 1.) Scrooge McDuck and Switzerland For almost 400 years, kreuzers were probably the most important small coins being circulated every day in Switzerland. It was not only a method of payment, but was also used to measure the value of other coins. […]

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Ancient & World Coins – New from Atlas Numismatics May 2017

By Atlas Numismatics ……   We will be attending the 51st World Coin, Stamp, Phone Card Fair June 2-4. Please note that we will only be able to carry a portion of the inventory available on our website; if you would like us to include any specific items for your examination at the shows please […]

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New World Commemorative Coins from Swiss Mint: Yodeling & Steamship Uri

By The Federal Mint Swissmint ….   On 4 May 2017 the Federal Mint Swissmint launched two new ones Special coins for collectors and lovers. Just in time for the Swiss Jodlerfest (Yodeling Festival) in Brig-Glis appears a silver commemorative coin featuring an iodine miner. The second silver coin features the oldest paddle-wheel steamer in […]

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Rapp Auctions Invites You to the Glamorous World of Precious Swiss Coins

By Rapp Auctions ….. Invitation to the Public Reception At this point, just a few days before the grand opening of “L’EXCELLENCE SUISSE – Switzerland’s most precious coins”, we must admit that anticipation is growing minute by minute. After almost a year of preparations, we will finally have the pleasure to open the doors to […]

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Rapp Auctions: L’Excellence Suisse – Switzerland’s Most Precious Coins

By Rapp Auctions ….. From 2 to 12 May 2017, the international auction house Rapp will be presenting a comprehensive exhibition of Switzerland’s most precious and rare coins in cooperation with Chaponnière & Firmenich SA. The exhibition tells the story of Switzerland’s coins and documents the creation of the Swiss Franc. Are you interested in […]

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Swiss Mint Issues New Commemorative Coins “Enzian” and “500 Years of Reformation”

By The Federal Mint Swissmint …. On 26 January 2017 the Swiss Mint issued two new coins for collectors and lovers. The first is the bimetallic coin commemorating the Enzian flower. It is the second entry in the three-part FLORA ALPINA (Alpine Flowers) series. The theme of the second commemorative, this one a silver coin, […]

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Stack’s Bowers NYINC Auction of World & Ancient Coins Realizes $4.86 Million

Stack’s Bowers Galleries rang in the New Year with tremendous results at the January New York International Auction. An excellent array of coins was anchored by several superb collections, including Selections from the Estate of Richard Doty, Selections from the Michael Druck Collection, The Mezo Toth Kalman Collection, The Dr. Michael Popoff Collection and Selections […]

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Krause Announces 2017 Coin of the Year Award Nominees

Australia and Canada have the most nominations in the annual Coin of the Year Award competition By Krause Publications ….. The first round of voting for the Coin of the Year by an international panel of judges must work through a list of 10 categories in which 98 nominated coins must be considered. All of […]

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Ring in the New Year with the 2017 Stacks Bowers NYINC Auction

  Stack’s Bowers Galleries is thrilled to share details of their forthcoming Stacks Bowers NYINC Auction of world coins, world paper money and ancient coins, held in conjunction with the prestigious New York International Numismatic Convention (NYINC). This event will be held January 12-14 2017 at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in vibrant Midtown Manhattan in […]

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New Ancient, World Coins from Atlas Numismatics – September 2016

By Atlas Numismatics …… New Inventory These seven coins are just a sample of the 713 recent additions to our inventory. We have added new material in Ancient (60), World (647) and US (6). Berend Plate Coin http://atlasnumismatics.com/1038377 This and the following images courtesy of Atlas Numismatics 1038377 | GREEK. SICILY. Syracuse. Dionysios I. (Tyrant, […]

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Collecting Modern Swiss Shooting Thalers – 4K Video

For more than a century, the Swiss have celebrated their independence from foreign rule and the close sense of community that ties each of its culturally unique cantons together into one Swiss Confederation, through a series of shooting festivals. Throughout the years, these festivals have been marked by the issuance of collectible medals, known as […]

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Collecting Modern Swiss Shooting Thalers – 4K Video

For more than a century, the Swiss have celebrated their independence from foreign rule and the close sense of community that ties each of its culturally unique cantons together into one Swiss Confederation, through a series of shooting festivals. Throughout the years, these festivals have been marked by the issuance of collectible medals known as […]

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Heritage Signature Auctions: 4,300 World Coin Lots up for Bidding in Long Beach

Heritage’s Long Beach World & Ancient coins Signature auction, scheduled for September 8-12, is open for bidding! Although it feels like the final hammer just fell on our August Platinum Night auction, we’ve managed, with the help of more than 270 consignors, to amass over 4,200 lots for your bidding consideration. Like our Long Beach […]

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Swiss Gold – Case Study for the Market

By Everett Millman – Gainesville Coins ……. Throughout their history, the Swiss have cultivated a long-standing reputation as an authority in the area of gold–both in their refining skill and in the wisdom of their monetary policy. Switzerland is not actually among the world’s leading importers or exporters of the metal, neither in terms of […]

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New Ancient, World Coins from Atlas Numismatics – August 2016

By Atlas Numismatics ……   This weekend we will depart for the American Numismatic Association’s World’s Fair of Money in Anaheim. We decided to publish our August list before the show so that our clients might peruse our stock before the convention begins. New Inventory These nine are just a sample of the 136 recent […]

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Three Collections Bolster Heritage ANA World & Ancient Coin Auctions

Thursday, August 11, 2016 at the Anaheim Convention Center; featuring the Cape Coral of Multiple Talers, the Redwood Collection of Swiss Coinage, and the Isaac Rudman Collection of Mexican Philip V pillar coins Heritage Auctions will be presenting selections from the Cape Coral Collection of Multiple Talers, the Redwood Collection of Swiss Coinage, and the […]

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NGC Highlights of Stack’s Bowers August Anaheim Auction

NGC-certified world coins highlight Stack’s Bowers Galleries’ official auction of the ANA World’s Fair of Money The Stack’s Bowers auction at the ANA World’s Fair of Money will be held August 9-13, 2016, in Anaheim California. It features a number of exceptional NGC-certified world coins. Below is a list of highlights: U.S. Coins & Medals […]

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Stack’s Bowers to Host 2016 ANA Auction in Sunny California

Stack’s Bowers Galleries is pleased to announce details of their upcoming World Coin, Ancient Coin & World Paper Money Auction, to be held in conjunction with the 2016 ANA World’s Fair of Money between August 9 and 13. The sale will be held at the Anaheim Convention Center, located at 800 West Katella Avenue in […]

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CoinWeek Weekly Coin & Currency News Roundup – April 1, 2016

By Coinweek …. Hello, and welcome back to CoinWeek’s weekly roundup of the strange and off-center in coin and currency news. Today’s roundup happens to fall on April 1 – once known as New Year’s but now better known as April Fool’s. We leave it to you, gentle reader, to decide whether one (or more?) […]

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New Swiss Commemorative Coins: “Hornussen” and “2000 years of Aventicum”

By The Federal Mint Swissmint…. On 7 May 2015, the Federal Mint Swissmint is launching the sale of two new Swiss commemorative coins for collectors and enthusiasts. The silver coin is dedicated to the Swiss national sport “Hornussen”, while the central theme of the gold coin is “2000 years of Aventicum”. “Hornussen” is considered to […]

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CoinWeek Unboxing: 2015 Swiss Shooting Thaler 50 Franc Silver Coin

CoinWeek Editor Charles Morgan opens up a box containing the new 2015 Swiss Shooting Thaler. Struck by the Mayer Mint, this .900 fine silver coin is the newest issue in a long-running and historic Swiss coin and medal series. Video: 5:06. If you like this video and would like to see more like it, click […]

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New Swiss Commemorative Coins Released Jan. 22, 2015

By The Federal Mint Swissmint….   On 22 January 2015, the Federal Mint Swissmint launched three new commemorative coins for coin enthusiasts and collectors. A bimetallic coin celebrates the custom of the descent from Alpine pastures. The first of two silver coins is dedicated to the innovative “Solar Impulse” project, while the second is dedicated […]

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Money & Politics: Four Million 5 Rappen Coins Purchased for Exhibition about Money

by Charles Morgan for CoinWeek… Money & Politics In what could best be described as a costly political stunt, last December, activists from Generation Basic Income, a group lobbying in favor of universal basic income in Switzerland, dumped eight million five rappen (5 cent) coins in historic Parliament Square in Bern. The goal of their […]

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