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5 Francs Silver issue; small

Features

Country Switzerland
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,
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)
Schön# 36,
Weltmünzkatalog
by Gerhard Schön, Günter Schön
(Battenberg Gietl Verlag)
HMZ# 2-1200
Neuer HMZ-Katalog
by Jürg Richter, Ruedi Kunzmann
(Helvetische Münzenzeitung)

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,

Reverse

The Swiss escutcheon with flower wreaths and the face value

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

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
1931 B Edge lettering type I starts at 2 o'clock
1931 B 3,520,000 11.08 17.72 Edge lettering type I starts at 6 o'clock
1931 B Edge lettering type I starts at 6 o'clock; Specimen
1931 B Edge lettering type II starts at 10 o'clock; ultra rare
1931 B Edge lettering type II starts at 6 o'clock; rare
1932 B 10,580,000 8.86 9.70 11.19
1932 B Specimen
1933 B 5,900,000 10.71 10.36 10.36
1933 B Specimen
1935 B 3,000,000 8.97 9.57 9.57
1935 B Specimen
1937 B 645,000 14.96
1937 B Specimen
1939 B 2,197,000 10.85 14.87
1939 B Specimen
1940 B 1,601,000 12.23
1940 B Specimen
1948 B 416,000 16.35
1948 B Specimen
1949 B 407,000 11.08
1949 B Specimen
1950 B 482,000 13.01
1950 B Specimen
1951 B 1,096,000 14.96
1951 B Specimen
1952 B 155,000 26.44
1952 B Specimen
1953 B 3,403,000 10.17 10.17 9.65
1953 B Specimen
1954 B 6,600,000 10.52 11.08 14.04
1954 B Specimen
1965 B 5,021,000 8.86 11.91 12.89
1965 B Specimen
1966 B 9,016,000 8.33 8.33 9.90
1966 B Specimen
1967 B Edge lettering type I starting at 6 o'clock; Specimen
1967 B 13,817,000 7.68 10.52 11.63 Edge lettering type I starts at 6 o'clock
1967 B Edge lettering type II starts at 2 o'clock
1969 B 8,637,000 16.61 11.83
1969 B Specimen

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