5 Francs Silver issue; small

Features

Country Switzerland
Period Federal State (1848-date)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1931-1969
Value 5 Francs / Franken / Franchi (5 CHF)
Currency Franc (1850-date)
Composition Silver (.835)
Weight 15 g
Diameter 31.45 mm
Thickness 2.4 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
Demonetized 04-01-1971
References KM# 40,
  • 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# 36,
  • 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.
HMZ 1# 2-1200
Jürg Richter, Ruedi Kunzmann; 2006. Der neue HMZ-Katalog / Band. 1. Die Münzen der Schweiz : Antike bis Mittelalter. Gietl Verlag, Regenstauf, Germany. ISBN 9783866465084.

Obverse

The portrait in right profile of a curly-haired herdsman, wearing a hooded shirt, often mistakenly identified as William Tell, is surrounded with the inscripiton "CONFOEDERATIO HELVETICA" (Swiss Confederation)

Lettering:
CONFOEDERATIO HELVETICA
P, BVRKHARD , INCᵀ,

Translation:
Unabridged: Paul Burkhard Incidit
English: Swiss Confederation, Engraved by Paul Burkhard

Reverse

Coat of arms of Switzerland on escutcheon with square top and round base; edelweiss (Leontopodium nivale) branch with four flowers in left field; rusty-leaved alpenrose (Rhododendron ferrugineum) branch in right field; value above; date and mint mark below.

Lettering:
5 FR.
1937
B

Engraver: P. Burkhard

Edge

Smooth with inscription in relief, including 13 stars

NOTE: 2 Types of edge lettering
Type I: ***DOMINUS | PROVIDEBIT | **********
Type II: ***DOMINUS | ********** | PROVIDEBIT

Lettering: *** DOMINUS | PROVIDEBIT | **********

Translation: The Lord Will Provide

Mint

B Bern, Switzerland (1225-date)

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1931 B 13.82 2% Edge lettering type I starts at 2 o'clock
1931 B 3,520,000 9.54 11.93 17.89 15% Edge lettering type I starts at 6 o'clock
1931 B 0.4% Edge lettering type I starts at 6 o'clock; Specimen
1931 B 1.0% Edge lettering type II starts at 10 o'clock; ultra rare
1931 B 1.0% Edge lettering type II starts at 6 o'clock; rare
1932 B 10,580,000 9.54 10.57 12.19 35%
1932 B 0.6% Specimen
1933 B 5,900,000 10.29 11.46 11.93 14.11 23%
1933 B 0.3% Specimen
1935 B 3,000,000 9.54 10.74 9.10 14%
1935 B 0.3% Specimen
1937 B 645,000 12.27 5%
1937 B 0.12% Specimen
1939 B 2,197,000 11.69 16.02 14%
1939 B 0.3% Specimen
1940 B 1,601,000 11.93 7%
1940 B 0.12% Specimen
1948 B 416,000 13.93 4%
1948 B 0.2% Specimen
1949 B 407,000 11.93 5%
1949 B 0.12% Specimen
1950 B 482,000 11.93 5%
1950 B 0.16% Specimen
1951 B 1,096,000 16.10 11.88 7%
1951 B 0.12% Specimen
1952 B 155,000 28.36 4%
1952 B 0.16% Specimen
1953 B 3,403,000 11.93 11.93 13.25 12.05 17%
1953 B 0.2% Specimen
1954 B 6,600,000 11.33 11.93 14.74 17.12 20%
1954 B 0.2% Specimen
1965 B 5,021,000 10.74 11.70 14.71 12%
1965 B 0.4% Specimen
1966 B 9,016,000 10.68 8.95 13.49 11.70 18%
1966 B 0.5% Specimen
1967 B 1.0% Edge lettering type I starting at 6 o'clock; Specimen
1967 B 13,817,000 11.03 9.82 11.70 12.05 17% Edge lettering type I starts at 6 o'clock
1967 B 1.7% Edge lettering type II starts at 2 o'clock
1969 B 8,637,000 11.01 14.12 13.45 16%
1969 B 0.7% Specimen

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