½ Franc


Country Switzerland
Type Common coin
Years 1850-1851
Value 1/2 Franc / Franken / Franco (0.5 CHF)
Metal Silver (.900)
Weight 2.5 g
Diameter 18.2 mm
Shape Round
Demonetized 01-01-1869
References KM# 8, Schön# 20
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)
by Gerhard Schön, Günter Schön
(Battenberg Gietl Verlag)


In a mountain setting, Helvetia, the female personification of Switzerland, seated and wearing a toga, is holding a Swiss shield in her left hand and is raising the other toward the left side


Engraver: F. Fisch


Lettering: 1/2 Fr. 1850

Engraver: F. Fisch

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
1850 A 4,500,000
1850 A Specimen
1851 A 2,250,000
1851 A Specimen

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