20 francs - 175 years of the Federal Constitution
The new special coin will also be available in two versions, silver and gold, at the Bernerhof during the Open Federal Mile event on 1 and 2 July. During this weekend, the public will have the opportunity to take a look behind the scenes at various federal buildings – including the Bernerhof, the headquarters of the FDF.
The 20g special coin marking 175 years of the Federal Constitution is alloyed with 999.9 silver and shows the preamble of the Federal Constitution on the obverse – symbolically transposed with the terms of the text intertwining to form a very powerful symbol. The reverse features an angel bears the the Swiss coat of arms. Further to the discussions about the reference to God in the Federal Constitution, the Olten artist Peter Salzmann left out the wings from the angel. "We usually see what we want to see – and so we are left with a figure that is familiar to us. The angel becomes Helvetia, the peacemaker. A virtue that is more important than ever in today's world," explained Salzmann.