Information about Josef Tannheimer

Josef Tannheimer (12 October 1913 - 20 September 2002)

Josef Tannheimer was a Swiss goldsmith, artist and calligrapher from St. Gallen.

In November 1947, the Swiss Federal Mint (now Swissmint) put out a call for new designs of the one and two centime coins, for which Josef Tannheimer won the first prize. Starting in 1948, these coins were minted with his designs (until they were discontinued in 2006 and 1974 respectively).

Tannheimer was also politically active as a member of the St. Gallen City Parliament.

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