Just in time for Easter, the Helvetic Mint is featuring the Mountain hare
(Lepus timidus) on a new coin.
The 2015 Ultra High Relief antique finish silver $2 coin continues
the Swiss Wildlife series.
In the Swiss Alps, mountain hares live at altitudes of 1,300 meters
(4,265 feet) and higher, but the mountain hare population in the Alps
is now under threat. Rising temperatures are forcing the hares to
migrate to higher altitudes.
In summer, for all populations of mountain hares, the coat has
various shades of brown. Mountain hares have evolved to change color
from dappled shades of brown to white, keeping them camouflaged
against the winter snow and thus against natural predators.
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The .999 fine silver coin weighs 1-ounce and measures 40 millimeters
It has a mintage limit of 999 pieces and retails for €54.95 (about
To learn more about the coin, visit the Helvetic Mint’s website.
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