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2024 Switzerland 8-Coin Proof Set "Rhone Glacier"

RSM Price: $138.10
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Item Number: 24CHPFST
  • 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 "Rhone glacier" in proof quality.

The Rhone glacier, sits 8 kilometres long and on average 2 kilometres wide, and is located in the north-easternmost tip of the canton of Valais in the Goms. This valley glacier originates on the south-west side of the Dammastock massif at an altitude of approx. 3,600 metres. The first 2.5 kilometres of the glacier consists of a firn, the Eggfirn, which covers a height difference of over 600 metres. The Rhone glacier is connected to the Trift glacier via a small pass at an altitude of 3,081 metres. The headwaters of the Rhone, the river which flows into the Mediterranean, are also located at the Rhone glacier. The glacier is easy to reach from the Furka Pass. The ice cave, which has been dug into the glacier since 1870 and allows you to visit the inside of the glacier, is located just below the Furka Pass. Like most Alpine glaciers, the Rhone glacier has receded quite a bit over the last few centuries.

The 10-franc bi-metallic commemorative coin "Rhone glacier" was designed by artist Remo Mascherini.

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