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2022 Switzerland 8-Coin Proof Set "Morteratsch Glacier"

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Item Number: 22CHPFST
  • Mint: swissmint
  • Quality: Proof
  • Issue limit: 2,000
  • Alloy: Base Metal
  • Denomination: Swiss Franc
  • Number of coins: 8
  • Medal included: No
In addition to the seven regular Swiss circulation coins in proof quality, the annual PROOF coin set also features the 10-franc bi-metal commemorative coin "Morteratsch Glacier" in proof quality.

The Morteratsch glacier is one of the larger glaciers in the Alps and the largest in the Bernina region in the canton of Graub√ľnden. It reached its peak extension during the Little Ice Age of the mid-19th century. Since then it has receded by about three kilometres in length, shrinking by about 40 metres a year. Meltwater flowing down has caused several caves to form under the glacier tongue, the end of the ice stream. In earlier times, the Morteratsch glacier stretched down into the valley, which is why it is also referred to as a valley glacier. Today, the glacier is still around 6.4km long and covers an area of 14.9km2.

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