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Switzerland Mint Locations

This section of Obscure Finds Numismatic Collection is about Mints (an industrial facility which manufactures coins for currency) from the Switzerland region. Some additions to this section are not considered true mints, but have been included for completeness. Some examples are central banks, national banks, treasury department, currency authorities, and other organizations related to the issue and distribution of coins.

Switzerland Mint Locations

Other World Mints from the Switzerland region

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World Mints - Switzerland Mint Locations Description


The Swiss Confederation was founded in 1291 as a defensive alliance among three cantons. In succeeding years, other localities joined the original three. The Swiss Confederation secured its independence from the Holy Roman Empire in 1499. A constitution of 1848, subsequently modified in 1874, replaced the confederation with a centralized federal government. Switzerland's sovereignty and neutrality have long been honored by the major European powers, and the country was not involved in either of the two world wars. The political and economic integration of Europe over the past half century, as well as Switzerland's role in many UN and international organizations, has strengthened Switzerland's ties with its neighbors. However, the country did not officially become a UN member until 2002. Switzerland remains active in many UN and international organizations but retains a strong commitment to neutrality.[1]

Switzerland is landlocked; crossroads of northern and southern Europe; along with southeastern France, northern Italy, and southwestern Austria, has the highest elevations in the Alps.[1]

REF[1] - - Europe: Switzerland