The last coin in the five-part series on the topic of Swiss customs is dedicated to oneof Switzerland's most common customs, the descent from Alpine pastures. The 10-franc bimetallic coin designed by Réhane Favereau from Chambésy, illustrates thiscustom in the form of a typical paper cut-out. On the big day of the descent fromAlpine pastures, the herds are cleaned up and in many places artfully adorned withflowers, fir foliage and flags and the cows wear huge cow bells around their necks.Even the Alpine farming families and the herdsmen are all spruced up. The floraldecorations are particularly elaborate in the Gruyère. In other places, it is only thecows with the highest milk yield that have the pleasure of being decorated. Thisdescent from Alpine pastures is often also an occasion for a fair featuring folk music,Alpine horn-blowing, bells, whip cracking and a market with typical, regionalproducts.
Alloy: alum.-bronzecopper-nickelWeight: 15 gDiameter: 33 mm