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Live auction - fwo_481766 - SWITZERLAND - CONFEDERATION OF HELVETIA 5 Francs Helvetia 1895 Berne

SWITZERLAND - CONFEDERATION OF HELVETIA 5 Francs Helvetia 1895 Berne VF
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Estimate : 450 €
Price : no bid
Maximum bid : no bid
End of the sale : 05 June 2018 18:46:00
Type : 5 Francs Helvetia
Date: 1895
Mint name / Town : Berne
Quantity minted : 46000
Metal : silver
Millesimal fineness : 900 ‰
Diameter : 37,54 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 24,95 g.
Edge : inscrite en relief *********** DOMINVS*** PROVIDEBIT
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
La monnaie a été nettoyée et présente un coup à 4 heures sur la tranché
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : CONFOEDERATIO - HELVETICA+ 1895.
Obverse description : Tête d'Helvetia diadémée à gauche avec une couronne d'épis.

Reverse


Reverse legend : 5 - F.
Reverse description : Écu surmonté d'une étoile dans une couronne composite.

Commentary


Cet écu est l'un des plus rares et des plus difficiles à trouver de la série suisse. En effet, contrairement aux "écus de tir", ces frappes à l'Helvetia ne furent pas conservées en souvenir ni thésaurisées..

Historical background


SWITZERLAND - SWISS CONFEDERATION

(Since 1848)

Switzerland itself into Confederation in 1848. It adopts the Swiss Franc, pegged to the French franc in 1850. It adheres to the Latin Union in December 1865. It remains neutral during the two world wars and enriched considerably through its banks.

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