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The person in 5 Swiss Franken [solved]

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SquareRootLolly
Joined: 7-Oct-2017
Posts: 102
Who is the person on the reverse? Is it just a random shepherd or is it actually based on someone?

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ArnoV
Joined: 23-Nov-2011
Posts: 657
It's the legendary Wilhem Tell.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Tell

I think the description ought to be updated accordingly.

Not for the least known for his famous apple shot:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shooting_an_apple_off_one%27s_child%27s_head
arvin11
Joined: 31-Mar-2017
Posts: 173
Quote: "ArnoV"​It's the legendary Wilhem Tell.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Tell

​I think the description ought to be updated accordingly.

​Not for the least known for his famous apple shot:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shooting_an_apple_off_one%27s_child%27s_head
​Thank you for the information....
I thought the image is of a boxer, ready for a boxing match:)
It's a beautiful coin
coin collector.....
Idolenz
Joined: 13-Jul-2013
Posts: 1499
"The male head depicted on the coin is a fictitious alpine shepherd in a Sennechutteli."
"The design, introduced by Paul Burkhard, shows on the back an Alpine shepherd, who is often interpreted by the population as Wilhelm Tell."

So nothing official abut Wilhelm Tell, maybe a thing for the comment section but not more.
              

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