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swiss cantons geocoins



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about the geocoins



this is a long-term project. the goal is to create 26 geocoins, one for each canton (= “mini state”) of switzerland. (as per june 2017, 18 geocoins are released.)

the front side show the canton’s flag (coat of arms), the year of joining the swiss confederation, a small swiss flag, and the canton’s name in the four swiss national languages: german, french, italian, and romansh.

the back shows a typical feature of the canton, either folklore, geography, architecture, culture, ...

following coins are already out:

basel city (design: dartcache)
showing basilisk, a medieval heraldic bird.

appenzell ausserrhoden (design: romeo8)
showing two trychel (giant cow bells) players, wearing their regional folk dress.

schwyz (design: conivo) crossbow shooter (william tell).

zug (idea: rigicache/kappis, design: ernies) zytturm (time tower in zug city.

neuchâtel (design: ernies) les halles square in neuchâtel city.

lucerne (design: ernies) kappellbrücke (chapel bridge) in lucerne city.

thurgau (design: ernies) lion, the local heraldic animal.

waadt/vaud (idea: thunderbird5, design: ernies) chillon castle.

grisons (design: ernies) sgraffito, house ornaments.

zurich (design: ernies et al.) sechseläuten/böögg (burning bogey man (symbol for winter)).

uri (design: danioth): devil’s bridge: goat and devil.

solothurn (idea: hrothgar71, design: ernies): 11-hours clock.

jura (design: ernies): jura landscape with horses and typical house.

basel country (design: kuertu): chienbäse procession, man with burning pinewood besom.

st. gall (design: ernies): saint gall with bear.

obwalden (design: ernies): the crests of the seven municipalities of canton obwalden.

geneva (design: ernies): place de molard.

aargau (design: ernies): hallwyl water castle.

 

more about swiss cantons:
wikipedia.org/wiki/Cantons_of_Switzerland

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size

Ø ~1.5" = 43x40mm, 3mm thick


quantity

re: nickel

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se: black nickel


le: matte gold


xle: polished gold



releases (so far)

6 february 2010: BS, AR
august 2012: SZ, ZG
ocotober 2013: NE, LU
may 2014: TG, VD
february 2015: GR, ZH
july 2015: UR, SO
february 2016: JU, BL
june 2016: SG, OW
june 2017: GE, AG
end of 2017: TI, NW



trackable

yes, on geocaching.com



prefixes

BS, AR, SZ, ZG, NE, LU, TG, VD,
GR, ZH, UR, SO, JU, BL, SG, OW,
GE, AG


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icons (so far)

      

ne geocoin  lu geocoin  ne geocoin  lu geocoin

zh geocoin  zh geocoin  ur geocoin  so geocoin

ju geocoin  bl geocoin  sg geocoin  ow geocoin 

ge geocoin  ag geocoin 



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basel-stadt (city of basel)

appenzell ausserrhoden

schwyz

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zug

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neuchâtel / neuenburg

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luzern / lucerne

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thurgau

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vaud / waadt

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grisons / graubünden

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zurich

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uri

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solothurn

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jura

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basel country / basel-landschaft

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st. gall

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obwalden

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geneva

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aargau

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