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1 Franc

Features

Country Switzerland
Period Federal State (1848-date)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1875-1967
Value 1 Franc / Franken / Franco (1 CHF)
Currency Franc (1850-date)
Composition Silver (.835)
Weight 5 g
Diameter 23.3 mm
Thickness 1.52 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
Demonetized 04-01-1971
References KM# 24,
  • Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248979.
  • Thomas Michael (editor), Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2016. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1601-1700 (7th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248573.
  • Thomas Michael (editor); 2016. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800 (7th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440247064.
  • Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900 (9th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248955.
  • Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000 (47th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248962.
Schön# 28
  • Gerhard Schön; 2020. Weltmünzkatalog 20. Jahrhundert: 1901-2000 (47. Auflage). Gietl Verlag, Regenstauf, Germany. ISBN 9783866461840.
  • Helmut Kahnt, Günter Schön; 2016. Weltmünzkatalog 19. Jahrhundert: 1801-1900 (17. Auflage). Gietl Verlag, Regenstauf, Germany. ISBN 9783866461185.
  • Gerhard Schön, Sebastian Krämer; 2017. Weltmünzkatalog 21. Jahrhundert: 2001-2016 (3. Auflage). Gietl Verlag, Regenstauf, Germany. ISBN 9783866461383.

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. Design: Albert Walch

Lettering: HELVETIA A. BOVY INCT

Engraver: Antoine Bovy

Reverse

Denomination and year within wreath, mitmark below. Design: Friedrich Fisch

Lettering:
1 Fr.
1899

Engraver: Antoine Bovy

Edge

Reeded

Mint

B Bern, Switzerland (1225-date)

Comments

Some decrease in weight and thickness is expected depending on the amount of wear.
The spacing of the numerals in the date vary depending on the year.
Compare the 1914 and 1958 coins below:

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1875 B 1,036,000 4.07 4%
1875 B 0.13% Specimen
1876 B 2,500,000 4.73 5.03 4.16 6%
1876 B 0.16% Specimen
1877 B 2,520,000 5.18 2.96 6%
1877 B 0.13% Specimen
1880 B 945,000 7.09 2.96 3%
1880 B 0.08% Specimen
1886 B 1,000,000 3.55 2.36 5%
1886 B 0.13% Specimen
1887 B 1,000,000 5.91 4%
1887 B 0.08% Specimen
1894 A 1,200,000 3.55 4%
1894 A 0.08% Specimen
1896 B 28 0.16% Specimen; ultra rare
1898 B 400,000 3%
1898 B 0.08% Specimen
1899 B 400,000 5.47 3%
1899 B 0.13% Specimen
1900 B 400,000 7.09 3%
1900 B 0.08% Specimen
1901 B 400,000 9.46 6.73 3%
1901 B 0.08% Specimen
1903 B 1,000,000 5.32 5.38 4.73 6%
1903 B 0.13% Specimen
1904 B 400,000 5.91 11.82 3%
1904 B 0.13% Specimen
1905 B 700,000 7.09 5%
1905 B 0.10% Specimen
1906 B 700,000 8.38 5%
1906 B 0.08% Specimen
1907 B 800,000 4.26 5.91 9.76 8.76 5%
1907 B 0.08% Specimen
1908 B 1,200,000 4.73 4.38 5.91 7%
1908 B 0.13% Specimen
1909 B 900,000 5.91 5.91 6%
1909 B 0.08% Specimen
1910 B 1,000,000 4.73 6.57 6%
1910 B 0.16% Specimen
1911 B 1,200,000 4.79 5.91 5.12 7%
1911 B 0.13% Specimen
1912 B 1,200,000 3.63 4.49 7%
1912 B 0.13% Specimen
1913 B 1,200,000 4.54 5.32 7%
1913 B 0.16% Specimen
1914 B 4,200,000 4.01 4.14 5.91 6.57 16%
1914 B 0.16% Specimen
1916 B 1,000,000 4.73 6.33 6%
1916 B 0.16% Specimen
1920 B 3,300,000 2.66 3.90 4.73 7.09 14%
1920 B 0.3% Specimen
1921 B 3,800,000 3.45 4.73 7.09 15%
1921 B 0.18% Specimen
1928 B 1,500,000 4.73 7.38 5.91 8%
1928 B 0.13% Specimen
1931 B 1,000,000 4.38 6%
1931 B 0.16% Specimen
1932 B 500,000 5.91 4.29 4%
1932 B 0.16% Specimen
1934 B 500,000 8.53 4%
1934 B 0.08% Specimen
1936 B 500,000 5.06 4%
1936 B 0.08% Specimen
1937 B 1,000,000 6.57 5%
1937 B 0.10% Specimen
1939 B 2,106,000 5.91 7.86 9%
1939 B 0.10% Specimen
1940 B 2,003,000 3.95 7.09 8%
1940 B 0.18% Specimen
1943 B 3,526,000 3.55 4.73 4.14 13%
1943 B 0.2% Specimen
1944 B 6,225,000 3.44 3.55 4.38 3.55 18%
1944 B 0.16% Specimen
1945 B 7,794,000 3.55 4.64 4.38 21%
1945 B 0.2% Specimen
1946 B 2,539,000 3.19 3.55 7.09 10%
1946 B 0.13% Specimen
1947 B 624,000 5.91 5.57 4%
1947 B 0.08% Specimen
1952 B 2,853,000 3.06 6.16 6.50 11%
1952 B 0.16% Specimen
1953 B 786,000 8.28 4%
1953 B 0.08% Specimen
1955 B 194,000 14.19 3%
1955 B 0.13% Specimen
1956 B 2,500,000 2.47 3.55 6.18 3.67 11%
1956 B 0.10% Specimen
1957 B 6,421,000 2.66 3.55 3.98 7.09 12%
1957 B 0.2% Specimen
1958 B 3,580,000 3.52 2.66 10.65 10%
1958 B 0.10% Specimen
1959 B 1,859,000 6.62 7.09 6%
1959 B 0.13% Specimen
1960 B 3,523,000 4.38 4.19 8%
1960 B 0.13% Specimen
1961 B 6,549,000 3.55 6.02 7.08 10.61 12%
1961 B 0.18% Specimen
1962 B 6,220,000 4.73 6.47 5.57 11%
1962 B 0.13% Specimen
1963 B 13,476,000 3.55 4.99 3.55 7.45 15%
1963 B 0.2% Specimen
1964 B 12,560,000 3.55 4.19 4.73 5.86 12%
1964 B 0.13% Specimen
1965 B 5,032,000 4.19 7.45 6%
1965 B 0.10% Specimen
1966 B 3,032,000 5.91 7.09 4%
1966 B 0.13% Specimen
1967 B 2,088,000 7.09 4%
1967 B 0.3% Specimen

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