This coin set issued by Swissmint (ex Swiss Federal Mint) contains the eight regular circulating denominations of the Swiss Franc issued in 2006, from 5 Fr. down to 1 centime/rappen - the last one centime issued, in Brilliant Uncirculated grade ("STGL", from "Stempelglanz" in German), plus a silver Swissmint medal (and not a 10 Francs coin like the regular sets).
IT celebrates the "Jubilee" (100th anniversary) of the mint's facilities at Kirchenfeld. At the beginning of the 20th century, the earlier premises and technical equipment of the old Mint were no longer adequate to either meet the escalating demand for circulation coins or to satisfy quality requirements that were becoming more exacting. The Swiss Federation, therefore, commissioned the building of today's Mint in Bern's Kirchenfeld district. This institution was inaugurated on 2nd July 1906. The yellow-brick and sandstone facade of this neo-renaissance edifice, which was designed by the Federal architect Theodor Gohl, features the Swiss national emblem under the canopied roof and two coin images carved in marble next to the entrance. The tall windows on the ground floor are protected by artistically crafted wrought-iron grilles. Constructional and technical improvements have repeatedly been made to the building during the course of the ensuing decades.
On the cover, the set has a photo of the mint building, its name in three languages, and the text KIRCHENFELD BERN 1906 - 2006.
The name and texts are written in four languages: German, French, English and Italian:
Schweizer Münzen Stempelglanz
Monnaies suisses Fleur de coin
Swiss coins Brilliant Uncirculated
Monete svizzere Fior di conio