5 Francs Wine Festival; trial

Features

Issuer Switzerland
Period Federal State (1848-date)
Type Pattern
Year 1999
Value 5 Francs
5 CHF = USD 5.45
Currency Franc (1850-date)
Composition Bimetallic: copper-nickel center in nordic gold ring
Weight 15.00 g
Diameter 32.85 mm
Thickness 2.50 mm
Shape Round
Technique Milled
Number N# 199151
Numista type number (https://numista.com)
References HMZ 2# 1223cc,
Jürg Richter, Ruedi Kunzmann; 2006. Der neue HMZ-Katalog / Band. 2. Die Münzen der Schweiz und Liechtensteins : 15./16. Jahrhundert bis Gegenwart. Gietl Verlag, Regenstauf, Germany.
Richt Pr2# 330
Jürg Richter; 2016. Die Proben und Materialvarianten von Schweizer Münzen / Band 2. Die Proben und Materialvarianten der Münzen der Schweizerischen Eidgenossenschaft. Gietl Verlag, Regenstauf, Germany.

Commemorative issue

Wine Festival

Series: Swiss festivals

Obverse

Small animals on the outer ring: snake, butterfly, mouse, squirrel, bee, lizard and spider.

Script: Latin

Lettering:
CONFOEDERATIO HELVETICA 1999
5 Fr.
B
GASPARD DELACHAUX

Engraver: Gaspard Delachaux

Reverse

Grapes.

Script: Latin

Lettering: FETE DES VIGNERONS VEVEY 1999

Designer: Gaspard Delachaux

Edge

Reeded.

Mint

B Bern, Switzerland (1225-date)

Comments

Composition:
Outer ring: 75% copper, 25% nickel
Centre: 89% copper, 5% aluminium, 5% zinc, 1% tin

The Winegrower's Festival (Fête des Vignerons in French) has been organised by the Confrérie des Vignerons (Brotherhood of Winegrowers) in Vevey since 1797. The organising committee is free to choose how often the festival takes place, but the maximum number of times is five times in a century.

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC
1999  765

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