25 francs - Platinum
Swissmint will issue a special platinum coin for the first time in its history on 13 January 2022. Platinum is a chemical element with the symbol Pt, the atomic number 78 in the periodic table and an atomic weight of 195,084 u. It has a high density and is significantly harder than gold. The precious metal is very resistant to corrosion and has a melting point of approximately 1,800 °C. Platinum was probably first used in Ancient Egypt in around 3000 BC. Today, platinum is used in a variety of areas, including automotive catalytic converters, jewellery, coins, laboratory and analytical equipment, medical implants, pacemakers and cancer therapy. The main sources of raw materials are South Africa, Russia, Canada and the US. The new 25-franc platinum coin is limited and available only in the polished proof quality. It can be ordered exclusively from our internet shop from 13 January 2022. The design was created by Swissmint engraver, Remo Mascherini.