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½ Franc

Features

Country Switzerland
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1875-1967
Value 1/2 Franc / Franken / Franco (0.5 CHF)
Composition Silver (.835)
Weight 2.5 g
Diameter 18.2 mm
Thickness 1.28 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
Demonetized 04-01-1971
References KM# 23, Schön# 27
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)
Weltmünzkatalog
by Gerhard Schön, Günter Schön
(Battenberg Gietl Verlag)

Obverse

Helvetia, the female personification of Switzerland, wearing a toga, is holding a spear and is leaning on a Swiss shield. She is encircled by the 22 stars representing the 22 cantons in which the Confederation then consisted.

Lettering:
HELVETIA
A. BOVY INCT.

Engraver: A. Bovy d'après A. Walch

Reverse

NOTE: The B Mintmark is below the ribbon on the wreath

Lettering:
½ Fr.
1878
B

Engraver: A. Bovy d'après A. Walch

Edge

Reeded

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
1875 B 1,000,000
1875 B Specimen
1877 B 1,000,000
1877 B Specimen
1878 B 1,000,000
1878 B Specimen
1879 B 1,000,000
1879 B Specimen
1881 B 1,000,000 7.92
1881 B Specimen
1882 B 1,000,000
1882 B Specimen
1894 A 800,000
1894 B Specimen
1896 B 28 Specimen
1898 B 1,600,000 1.38 2.69
1898 B Specimen
1899 B 400,000
1899 B Specimen
1900 B 400,000
1900 B Specimen
1901 B 200,000
1901 B Specimen
1903 B 800,000
1903 B Specimen
1904 B 400,000
1904 B Specimen
1905 B 600,000 3.87
1905 B Specimen
1906 B 1,000,000 1.11
1906 B Specimen
1907 B 1,200,000
1907 B Specimen
1908 B 800,000 3.12
1908 B Specimen
1909 B 1,000,000 2.23
1909 B Specimen
1910 B 1,000,000 2.70
1910 B Specimen
1913 B 800,000
1913 B Specimen
1914 B 2,000,000 1.58
1914 B Specimen
1916 B 800,000 1.90 3.40
1916 B Specimen
1920 B 5,400,000 2.25 1.58 4.46 2.15
1920 B Specimen
1921 B 6,000,000 2.21 1.87
1921 B Specimen
1928 B 1,000,000 4.40
1928 B Specimen
1929 B 2,000,000 2.95
1929 B Specimen
1931 B 1,000,000 3.34
1931 B Specimen
1932 B 1,000,000 6.30
1932 B Specimen
1934 B 2,000,000 2.51
1934 B Specimen
1936 B 400,000
1936 B Specimen
1937 B 1,000,000 3.22
1937 B Specimen
1939 B 1,001,000
1939 B Specimen
1940 B 2,002,000 2.23
1940 B Specimen
1941 B 200,000 6.16
1941 B Specimen
1942 B 2,969,000 2.62 2.70
1942 B Specimen
1943 B 4,573,000 2.79 3.09
1943 B Specimen
1944 B 7,455,000 1.81 2.29
1944 B Specimen
1945 B 4,928,000 3.01 1.98
1945 B Specimen
1946 B 6,817,000 1.67 3.81 coin alignment
1946 B medal alignment
1946 B Specimen
1948 B 6,113,000 3.34 1.38 2.54
1948 B Specimen
1950 B 7,148,000 1.71 1.97 2.85
1950 B Specimen
1951 B 8,530,000 1.42 2.08 2.30
1951 B Specimen
1952 B 14,023,000 1.67 2.23 2.54 4.46 4.29
1952 B Specimen
1953 B 3,567,000 2.50 2.23
1953 B Specimen
1955 B 1,320,000 2.34
1955 B Specimen
1956 B 4,250,000 1.95 2.68 4.18
1956 B Specimen
1957 B 12,085,000 2.37 3.37 2.39
1957 B Specimen
1958 B 11,558,000 1.84 2.84
1958 B Specimen
1959 B 12,581,000 2.51 1.67 5.02
1959 B Specimen
1960 B 14,528,000 2.01 1.80
1960 B Specimen
1961 B 6,906,000 2.68 2.54
1961 B Specimen
1962 B 18,272,000 1.46 2.16 1.97 2.06 4.35
1962 B Specimen
1963 B 25,168,000 0.72 1.51 2.41 3.30 3.00
1963 B Specimen
1964 B 22,720,000 1.67 2.93 2.84 5.01
1964 B Specimen
1965 B 17,920,000 1.67 2.60
1965 B Specimen
1966 B 10,008,000 2.23 1.97 2.71
1966 B Specimen
1967 B 16,096,000 2.51 2.23 2.98
1967 B Specimen

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