The Rhine Falls were formed around 15,000 years ago after the last ice age when melt water gradually eroded the steep limestone flank.A small mill was already operating on the right bank of the Rhine Falls in the 11th century. This was quickly followed by blacksmith’s forges and workshops. Around 400 years later, iron ore was being extracted at the falls and smelted into metal. In 1810, Johann Georg Neher acquired the works and expanded them to create the first significant industrial-scale ironworks at the Rhine Falls.
Issue Date: 26.02.2015 Designer: Prolith AG, Schönbühl (BE) Illustrator: Photo: Robert Bösch, Oberägeri (ZG) Printer: Cartor Security Printing, France Process: Offset Colours: 4 Colours Size: 104x37mm
2015 marks the 700th and 500th anniversaries respectively of the legendary Battle of Morgarten – a historic victory for the Confederation – and the Battle of Marignano– a decisive defeat. A good time then to shine a light on these two significant events in Swiss history.
Issue Date: 26.02.2015 Designer: Rudolf Mirer, Obersaxen (GR) Printer: Cartor Security Printing S.A., La Loupe (F) Process: Offset Colours: 4 Colours Size: 40×32.5mm