A unique record of Switzerland
Special coins document bygone times and important events, and in some cases even become part of the history they are commemorating. They serve as our collective memory: a gold, silver, platinum or bimetallic embodiment of Switzerland’s national life.
Every one of our coins has been made with supreme craftsmanship. This applies to the die that stamps the design onto the coin as well as to the coin itself. Coins with the highest minting qualities, such as proof coins, are particularly impressive, with their meticulous and harmonious overall design and the care taken to make every last detail as visible as possible.
Designed for lasting value
Coins have value for us in all sorts of ways, not only their face value but also emotional, material, symbolic and commemorative value. Indeed, they seem to reflect our system of values as a whole. On the one hand, they have a monetary worth, but on the other, they represent something more transcendent, more enduring. To put it simply: fashions come and go, coins remain.