Zurich 31st July 2015 – Right on time on National Day, the 1st of August, the investment coin “Goldhans” was launched exclusively in the Degussa Goldhandel AG Switzerland outlets in Zurich and Geneva, as well as the Degussa online shop at shop.degussa-goldhandel.ch. The Swiss-produced coin in gold and silver comes with two different patterns on the front. In terms of price, it is at the same level as classic investment coins, and the gold version is also VAT free.
One of the designs shows the Swiss national hero William Tell with a crossbow on his shoulder, accompanied by his son Walter. It is modelled on the most famous Tell memorial in the Town Hall Square in Altdorf. The second design shows the striking pyramid form summit of the Swiss national symbol, the Matterhorn. The confederation coat of arms and the neo-latin name for Switzerland, “Helvetia” are printed on the back of the gold and silver coins.
The gold coin is one ounce (31.1 grams) of 99.99% pure gold, minted by the renowned Swiss coin smith Huguenin. This makes the coin not only a promising investment, but also a magnificent collectors’ item. The considerably lower-priced silver version also promises a similar increase in value as an investment and collectors’ item.
Andreas Hablützel, Managing Director of Degussa Goldhandel AG Switzerland: “The idea of following the Goldvreneli, the most famous Swiss gold coin, with a Goldhans really appealed to us right from the start. So we are all the more delighted, that we can offer this valuable, high-quality coin to a broad range of prospective customer customers, in collaboration with the historic Huguenin mint.”
Each of the four versions of the coin has its own security number, which allows the banks to clearly identify the coins in the bank deposit and manage them for their customers. The Goldhans comes in various sales formats. As an individual piece in a capsule, ten or more in a tube, or 200 or more in a master box. In the next few weeks, the Goldhans will also be available in a one kilo coin.