Swissmint Commemorates Wind Power
Swissmint produces exclusive and limited-edition collector coins under the name “Eidgenössische Sondermünzen.” The latest special coin, “Wind power”, is the last in the trilogy on the theme of “Energy of the future.” With this series on sustainable energy sources, Swissmint wants to draw attention to the issues of climate change and renewable energies, which are important to all of us.
Alongside hydropower and solar energy, wind power is becoming the third pillar of Switzerland’s energy supply: wind energy bridges the gap created by lower hydroelectric and solar energy production in winter. This is because wind power generates two thirds of its total production in winter. The combination of wind, solar and hydropower means we can all receive Swiss-sourced carbon-free electricity.
The 20g special coin “Wind power”, alloyed with 999 silver, stands out thanks to, among other things, fluorescent elements on the obverse, which depicts part of a wind turbine and abstract wind currents. The reverse features a globe with fictitious high- and low-pressure areas. In addition, the nominal value of CHF 20 is depicted. 10,000 coins will be issued in proof quality.