All three coins in this series show impressive close-ups of the Morteratsch, Rosenlaui and Rhone glaciers on the obverse, from a time when they had more ice. “Morteratsch glacier” special coin – the first coin in the “Swiss glaciers” series is dedicated to the Morteratsch glacier, the largest glacier in the Bernina region in the canton of Graubünden. Like almost all Alpine glaciers, the Morteratsch glacier receded by about 2,500 metres between 1900 and 2017. In terms of volume, it is the largest glacier in the Eastern Alps.
“Rosenlaui glacier” special coin – the second coin in the “Swiss glaciers” series is dedicated to the Rosenlaui glacier in the Bernese Alps. It is 4.5 km long with an average width of 1 km, covers an area of around 6 km² and is part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site Swiss Alps Jungfrau-Aletsch.
“Rhone glacier” special coin – the third coin in the “Swiss glaciers” series – will be dedicated to the Rhone glacier. The Rhone glacier is a valley glacier at the source of the Rhone, in the far northeast of the canton of Valais. It was a major tourist attraction, especially in the 19th and early 20th centuries, thanks to its tongue, which at that time still reached far down into the valley near Gletsch. It has been melting continuously since the middle of the 19th century.
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