5 Francs Herdsman; silver; large type; 5 FR.


Issuer Switzerland
Period Federal State (1848-date)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1924-1928
Value 5 Francs (5 CHF)
Currency Franc (1850-date)
Composition Silver (.900) (10% copper)
Weight 25 g
Diameter 37 mm
Shape Round
Technique Milled
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
Demonetized 02-01-1934
Number N# 19999
Numista type number (https://numista.com)
References HMZ 2# 1199,
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.
Divo/Tob19# 300,
Jean-Paul Divo, Edwin Tobler; 1967. Die Münzen der Schweiz im 19. Und 20. Jahrhundert. Bank Leu AG, Zürich, Switzerland.
KM# 38,
Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins / 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA.
And 4 more volumes.
Schön# 35.2,
Gerhard Schön; 2020. Weltmünzkatalog / 20. Jahrhundert: 1901-2000 (47. Auflage). Gietl Verlag, Regenstauf, Germany.
And 2 more volumes.
Y# 35
Richard S. Yeoman, Arthur L. Friedberg; 2007. A Catalog of Modern World Coins : 1850-1964 (14th edition). Whitman Publishing Company, Atlanta, USA.
And 1 more volumes.


Bust of curly-haired herdsman, facing right, wearing hooded shirt, often mistakenly identified as William Tell.

Script: Latin


Designer: Paul Burkhard


Coat of arms of Switzerland on square shield. Two edelweiss springs with flowers to the left and right.

Script: Latin

5 FR.

Designer: Paul Burkhard


Smooth with inscription in relief, including 13 stars

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

Translation: The Lord Will Provide


B Bern, Switzerland (1225-date)

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1924 B 3% Specimen
1924 B 182 000 8% very rare
1925 B 2 830 000 $ 84 63%
1925 B 1.1% Specimen
1926 B 2 000 000 $ 183 $ 497 43%
1926 B 1.1% Specimen
1928 B $ 23 177 0% Specimen
1928 B 24 000 4% ultra rare

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Past sales

Pictures Sale Date Version Grade Price
Picture 1 of a sold 5 Francs (Herdsman; silver; large type; 5 FR.)
Sincona AG
Auction 70
Lot 3849
Internet Archive
May 19, 2021 1926 B UNC
(MGC MS64+)
USD 408.63
(CHF 375.00)
(+ buyer's premium)
Picture 1 of a sold 5 Francs (Herdsman; silver; large type; 5 FR.)
Sincona AG
Auction 70
Lot 3851
Internet Archive
May 19, 2021 1928 B – Specimen UNC
USD 19 069.58
(CHF 17 500.00)
(+ buyer's premium)

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