Switzerland. 20 Francs 2014. National sport: The Jass card game. Silver Proof

20 Francs SILVER. National sports: The Jass card game

63% of German-speaking Swiss can play Jass and 41% do so regularly. It can be played almost everywhere and has many variations. The most popular form of Jass, the classic variety, is the 'Schieber', the supreme discipline is the 'Differenzler'. While luck of the draw plays a major role in the former, skill and experience are needed for the latter. There is also a linguistic and cultural divide when playing Jass. The game is played with 'French' cards (hearts, spades, diamonds, clubs) to the west of the Brünig-Napf-Reuss line and in the cantons of Ticino and the Grisons, and with 'German' cards (Schellen, Schilten, Rosen, Eicheln – bells, shields, roses, acorns) in cantons to the east of that.

Silver .835      20g     32.8 mm
Proof  mintage: 7,000

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