5 Francs Auguste Piccard

Features

Country Switzerland
Period Federal State (1848-date)
Type Non-circulating coin
Year 1984
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 Medal alignment ↑↑
References KM# 1223u,
Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins / 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA.
And 4 more volumes.
KM# 63,
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# 61
Gerhard Schön; 2020. Weltmünzkatalog / 20. Jahrhundert: 1901-2000 (47. Auflage). Gietl Verlag, Regenstauf, Germany.
And 2 more volumes.

Commemorative issue

100th anniversary of the birth of Auguste Piccard

Obverse

Inscription in three lines.

Lettering:
HELVETIA
5 1984
FR

Designer: Hugo Suter

Reverse

Helium balloon above and bathyscaphe submarine below.

Lettering:
A . PICCARD 1884 - 1962
SUTER

Designer: Hugo Suter

Edge

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

Translation: The Lord will provide.

Mint

Bern, Switzerland (1225-date)

Comments

Auguste Antoine Piccard (1884-1962) was a Swiss physicist, inventor and explorer, known for his record-breaking helium-filled balloon flights, with which he studied the Earth's upper atmosphere.

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1984  1 012 000 8.41 8.41 9.61 9.61 91%
1984  75 990 16.36 11% Proof

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