5 Rappen Libertas; nickel

Features

Country Switzerland
Period Federal State (1848-date)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1932-1941
Value 5 Rappen (0.05 CHF)
Currency Franc (1850-date)
Composition Nickel (magnetic)
Weight 2 g
Diameter 17.15 mm
Thickness 1.16 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Demonetized 01-01-1984
References HMZ 2# 1212,
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.
Divo/Tob19# 320,
Jean-Paul Divo, Edwin Tobler; 1967. Die Münzen der Schweiz im 19. Und 20. Jahrhundert. Bank Leu AG, Zürich, Switzerland.
KM# 26b,
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# 24b,
Gerhard Schön; 2020. Weltmünzkatalog / 20. Jahrhundert: 1901-2000 (47. Auflage). Gietl Verlag, Regenstauf, Germany.
And 2 more volumes.
Y# 23a
Richard S. Yeoman, Arthur L. Friedberg; 2007. A Catalog of Modern World Coins : 1850-1964 (14th edition). Whitman Publishing Company, Atlanta, USA.
And 1 more volumes.

Series: Libertas series

Obverse

Head of Libertas (Roman goddess of liberty) facing right, with braided hair tied with ribbon, and wearing tiara.

Lettering:
CONFŒDERATIO HELVETICA
᛭ 1933 ᛭
LIBERTAS

Translation: Swiss Confederation.

Designer: Karl Schwenzer

Karl Schwenzer (born February 26, 1843 in Löwenstein, died November 29, 1904 in Stuttgart) was a royal Württemberg court medalist, who has carried out in the period from about 1875 until his death in 1904, virtually all Württemberg coins and medals of that time.

Reverse

Wreath formed of two branches of grapevine bearing three bunches of grapes each and bound with a ribbon below.

Lettering:
5
B

Designer: Karl Friedrich Voigt

Karl Friedrich Voigt (6 October 1800, Berlin - 13 October 1874, Trieste ) was a German medalist, engraver, gemstone cutter and die sinker. From 1829 to 1855 he was the chief engraver and medalist at the Royal Bavarian Mint in Munich. There, he was a die cutter for numerous coins of the Kingdom of Bavaria. From 1832, he also made coin dies in Munich for the Greek King Otto I, of the House of Wittelsbach, as well as various coins and medals for the Vatican state.

Edge

Plain.

Mint

B Bern, Switzerland (1225-date)

Comments

This currency is still exchangeable at the Swiss National Bank for face value.

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1932 B 6 000 000 0.76 0.84 1.47 37%
1933 B 3 000 000 0.60 0.54 24%
1934 B 4 000 000 0.36 0.37 1.14 1.47 29%
1936 B 1 000 000 0.68 5.40 10%
1937 B 2 000 000 0.54 0.52 16%
1938 B 1 000 000 0.36 0.36 1.02 22%
1939 B 10 048 000 0.22 0.13 0.60 1.08 7.77 0.79 46%
1941 B 3 087 000 0.65 6.00 7%

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