5 Francs Gotthard Railway

Features

Country Switzerland
Period Federal State (1848-date)
Type Non-circulating coin
Year 1982
Value 5 Francs
5 CHF = 5.47 USD
Currency Franc (1850-date)
Composition Copper-nickel (75% copper, 25% nickel)
Weight 13.20 g
Diameter 31.45 mm
Thickness 2.35 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
References HMZ 2# 1223s,
Jürg Richter, Ruedi Kunzmann; 2006. Der neue HMZ-Katalog / Band. 2. Die Münzen der Schweiz und Liechtensteins : 15./16. Jahrhundert bis Gegenwart. Gietl Verlag, Regenstauf, Germany.
KM# 61,
Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins / 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA.
And 4 more volumes.
Schön# 56
Gerhard Schön; 2020. Weltmünzkatalog / 20. Jahrhundert: 1901-2000 (47. Auflage). Gietl Verlag, Regenstauf, Germany.
And 2 more volumes.

Commemorative issue

100th anniversary of the opening of the Gotthard Railway

Obverse

Oak and alpenrose branches tied with a ribbon below.

Lettering:
HELVETIA
5 Fr.
1982

Reverse

Abstract collage of railway motifs. Small radiant Swiss cross above.

Lettering:
1882-1982 GOTTHARDUS
LUGINBÜHL

Designer: Bernhard Luginbühl

Bernhard Luginbühl was one of the best known Swiss sculptors. He became famous with his iron sculptures in the late 1950s. In 1976 he started with building giant wooden sculptures which he sets on fire as an art event.

Edge

Lettering: 🟉🟉🟉 DOMINUS | PROVIDEBIT | 🟉🟉🟉🟉🟉🟉🟉🟉🟉🟉 |

Mint

Bern, Switzerland (1225-date)

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1982  1 105 000 8.41 7.21 10.56 8.57 90%
1982  65 110 13% Proof

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