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Mountains & Flora FINSTERAARHORN Proof Silver Coin Palau 2013

Mountains & Flora FINSTERAARHORN Proof Silver Coin Palau 2013

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Description

At 4274 m the Finsteraarhorn is the highest mountain in the Bernese Alps and in Central Switzerland. Its distinctive shark fin-like shape, its dominance and prominence make it one of the most beautiful mountains in Switzerland and of the entire Alps.

The Finsteraarhorn is a part of the Aar massive and is geologically composed of amphibolite. It is very remote and can only be ascended in a two- or three-day tour. The ascent usually starts on the Grimsel Pass or Jungfraujoch and from there leads via the Finsteraarhorn hut (3048 m) up to the summit.

 Mountains & Flora  

Along with the two alpine guides, Jakob Leuthold and Johann Währen, the Swiss glaciologist Franz Joseph Hugi attempted the ascent of the Finsteraarhorn on August 10th, 1829. Due to a foot injury Hugi had to stay put on the North-east ridge on the “Hugisattel“, which is named after him, while both of his guides succeeded in the first ascent of this challenging summit.

~ Design is partly embellished with color

Country

Palau

Year

2013

Face value

5 Dollars

Metal

Silver .925

Weight (g)

20

Size (mm)

38,61 mm 

Quality

Proof -Partly embellished with color

Certificate COA

Yes

Box

No  (Comes encapsulated)

Mintage 

2500