50 Francs

Features

Issuer Switzerland
Period Federal State (1848-date)
Type Non-circulating coin
Years 1955-1959
Value 50 Francs
50 CHF = USD 54
Currency Franc (1850-date)
Composition Gold (.900)
Weight 11.290 g
Diameter 25 mm
Thickness 1.7 mm
Shape Round
Technique Milled
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
Number N# 238924
Numista type number (https://numista.com)
References HMZ 2# 1219,
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.
KM# 50
Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins / 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA.
And 4 more volumes.

Obverse

Value above small cross

Script: Latin

Lettering:
CONFOEDERATIO HELVETICA
FR
50
1955
B

Designer: Battista Ratti

Reverse

Engraving of the "Rütlischwur" (The Rütli Oath), the 1913 sculpture by James Vibert.

Script: Latin

Lettering:
IN NOMINE DOMINI
J. VIBERT
REMO ROSSI INCT

Translation:
In the name of the Lord
James Vibert
Engraved (incidit) by Remo Rossi

Engraver: Remo Rossi

Remo Rossi was a renowned Swiss sculptor, living and operating in Locarno.

Designer: Jean Georges Vibert

Edge

Lettering: ★★★ DOMINUS PROVIDEBIT ★★★★★★★★★★

Mint

B Bern, Switzerland (1225-date)

Comments

Never issued. In June 2009 swissmint announced that all 25 and 50 franc coins, with the exception of 20,000 per type and year, had been melted down by the Swiss National Bank and converted into bullion gold.

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC
1955 B 2 000 000 1.980.000 melted down
1956 B 2 000 000 1.980.000 melted down
1959 B 2 000 000 1.980.000 melted down

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