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bowlie 02.12.2019 22:11

Roger becomes first living person on Swiss coins
 
The BBC is all agog about the Swiss mint issuing a commemorative coin with Roger on it. Apparently the first coin with a living persons image.

Makes me wonder as I thought all the images on current coins are of mythical persons.

So who are those guys anyway?

miniMia 02.12.2019 22:51

Re: Roger becomes first living person on Swiss coins
 
Libertas, Helvetia and a random alpine herdsman.

I thought commemorative coins were not for circulation.

curley 03.12.2019 01:40

Re: Roger becomes first living person on Swiss coins
 
Has the queen died? :eek:
If not, is she only a figment of the imagination?

miniMia 03.12.2019 03:09

Re: Roger becomes first living person on Swiss coins
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by curley (Post 3126315)
Has the queen died? :eek:
If not, is she only a figment of the imagination?

The more important question is : Has she been on a Swiss coin?

bowlie 03.12.2019 08:39

Re: Roger becomes first living person on Swiss coins
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by miniMia (Post 3126270)
Libertas, Helvetia and a random alpine herdsman.

I thought commemorative coins were not for circulation.

They, apparently, will have a face value of f20. I donít think they will re-jig all the Vending machines.

amogles 03.12.2019 11:50

Re: Roger becomes first living person on Swiss coins
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by miniMia (Post 3126270)
Libertas, Helvetia and a random alpine herdsman.

I thought commemorative coins were not for circulation.

The guy on the 5 CHF coin is nominally an anonymous herdsman but popularly believed to be Wilhelm Tell.

Switzerland does not AFAIK have a concept of legal tender in the way the UK does. But I understand commemorative coins can be used in payment. But I don't think anybody would do that as they cost more than their nominal value.

curley 03.12.2019 11:56

Re: Roger becomes first living person on Swiss coins
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by miniMia (Post 3126323)
The more important question is : Has she been on a Swiss coin?

:rofl:
any queen/king on a Swiss coin.
What a weird idea.

Treverus 03.12.2019 12:09

Re: Roger becomes first living person on Swiss coins
 
Out of the millions of Fotos where Roger looks great they picked this one and make the most grumpy commemorative coin ever.

https://i1.wp.com/www.10sballs.com/w...g?w=1196&ssl=1

curley 03.12.2019 12:16

Re: Roger becomes first living person on Swiss coins
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Treverus (Post 3126414)
Out of the millions of Fotos where Roger looks great they picked this one and make the most grumpy commemorative coin ever.

https://i1.wp.com/www.10sballs.com/w...g?w=1196&ssl=1

Glad they put his name on it. I wouldn't even recognize him.

aSwissInTheUS 03.12.2019 12:30

Re: Roger becomes first living person on Swiss coins
 
In the past commemorative coins issued by Swiss Mint had a face value of CHF 5, and the very same size, weight and alloy as the usual CHF 5 coins.

There is even a CHF 250 coin :eek:
https://www.swissmint.ch/d/downloads...-CHMUENZEN.pdf

If you really want to lose money go for the CHF 50 gold coins which contain around 10g of gold and spent them for their face value.
https://www.swissmint.ch/e/produkte/sammler.php

Those are all real coins, not medals or medallion, and thus legal tender (Art. 2 CPIA https://www.admin.ch/opc/en/classifi.../index.html#a2 ) in so far as you could exchange them at the Swiss National Bank for bank notes and circulation coins according their face value and pay depts with the Federation at its cash offices. The general public on the other hand only has to accept the regular coins in circulation up to 100 pieces at a time Art. 3 CPIA .
https://www.efv.admin.ch/efv/en/home...ngsmittel.html

porsch1909 03.12.2019 13:00

Re: Roger becomes first living person on Swiss coins
 
Would quite like this coin, even if he looks a bit weird. The website doesn't seem to be loading though. Is it the same for you all based in CH or is it just because I'm abroad?

bowlie 03.12.2019 13:28

Re: Roger becomes first living person on Swiss coins
 
They will cost f30, with a face value of f50.

aSwissInTheUS 03.12.2019 13:38

Re: Roger becomes first living person on Swiss coins
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by bowlie (Post 3126444)
They will cost f30, with a face value of f50.

What will cost CHF 30 and has a face value of CHF 50??? :confused:

1) That would be stupid as you can exchange them at the SNB for face value.
2) It is known that the Federer coins have a face value of just CHF 20. See pictures above or directly from the source https://www.swissmint.ch/index.php

bowlie 03.12.2019 16:51

Re: Roger becomes first living person on Swiss coins
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by aSwissInTheUS (Post 3126450)
What will cost CHF 30 and has a face value of CHF 50??? :confused:

1) That would be stupid as you can exchange them at the SNB for face value.
2) It is known that the Federer coins have a face value of just CHF 20. See pictures above or directly from the source https://www.swissmint.ch/index.php

Oops typo. Face value of f20, costs f30


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