this is a long-term project. the goal was to create 26 geocoins, one for each canton (= “mini state”) of switzerland. the last coins appeared in october 2020, i.e. it took 10 years to complete the project.
the front side show the canton’s flag (coat of
arms), the year of joining the swiss confederation, a small swiss flag,
and the canton’s name in the four swiss national languages: german,
french, italian, and romansh.
the back shows a typical feature of the canton, either folklore, geography, architecture, culture, community flags, ...
following coins are already out:
basel city (design: dartcache)
showing basilisk, a medieval heraldic bird.
appenzell ausserrhoden (design: romeo8)
showing two trychel (giant cow bells) players, wearing their regional folk dress.
schwyz (design: conivo) crossbow shooter (william tell).
zug (idea: rigicache/kappis, design: ernies) zytturm (time tower in zug city.
neuchâtel (design: ernies) les halles square in neuchâtel city.
lucerne (design: ernies) kappellbrücke (chapel bridge) in lucerne city.
thurgau (design: ernies) lion, the local heraldic animal.
waadt/vaud (idea: thunderbird5, design: ernies) chillon castle.
grisons (design: ernies) sgraffito, house ornaments.
zurich (design: ernies et al.) sechseläuten/böögg (burning bogey man (symbol for winter)).
uri (design: danioth): devil’s bridge: goat and devil.
solothurn (idea: hrothgar71, design: ernies): 11-hours clock.
jura (design: ernies): jura landscape with horses and typical house.
basel country (design: kuertu): chienbäse procession, man with burning pinewood besom.
st. gall (design: ernies): saint gall with bear.
obwalden (design: ernies): the crests of the seven municipalities of canton obwalden.
geneva (design: ernies): place de molard.
aargau (design: ernies): hallwyl castle.
nidwalden (design: ernies): glass manufacturing.
ticino (design: ernies): lake of lugano.
valais/wallis (design: ernies): aletsch glacier and marmots.
schaffhausen (design: ernies): munot castle.
fribourg (design: stock): cow (dairy industry).
glarus (design: ernies): the three communitiy flags.
berne (design: ernies): bear and mountains (eiger, mönch and jungfrau).
appenzell innerrhoden (design: ernies): aescher guest house.
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