10 francs: Silvesterchlausen
New bimetallic coin dedicated to the custom "Silvesterchlausen" On 24th January 2013 Federal Mint Swissmint has issued a new bimetallic commemorative coin honoring the custom of 'Silvesterchlausen' rooted in Appenzell Ausserrhoden. With the bimetallic coin 'Silvesterchlausen', Federal Mint Swissmint honours the 'Silvesterchlausen' custom from the Appenzeller Ausserrhoden as one of the most impressive traditions in the Alpine region. Before and after the turn of the year, the costumed 'Chläuse' go on a procession through the villages according to strict rituals singing, ringing bells and wearing colourful masks. Visually, they are divided into the 'ugly', the 'pretty' and the 'pretty ugly'. The bimetallic coin 'Silvesterchlausen' was designed by artist Sylvia Bühler who lives in the Canton of Appenzell Ausserrhoden. The coin has a face value of 10 Swiss francs and is available in the minting qualities 'uncirculated' and 'proof' in a presentation case at our online-shop or from selected coin dealers and banks. The coin. The current effigy 'Silvesterchlausen' is the third in the series 'Swiss customs' and supplements also the Swiss circulation coins in the 2013 coin set.