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Live auction - fwo_481780 - SWITZERLAND - CONFEDERATION OF HELVETIA 5 Francs Helvetia 1904 Berne

SWITZERLAND - CONFEDERATION OF HELVETIA 5 Francs Helvetia 1904 Berne XF
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Estimate : 600 €
Price : no bid
Maximum bid : no bid
End of the sale : 05 June 2018 18:47:00
Type : 5 Francs Helvetia
Date: 1904
Mint name / Town : Berne
Quantity minted : 40000
Metal : silver
Millesimal fineness : 900 ‰
Diameter : 37 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 24,93 g.
Edge : inscrite en relief *********** DOMINVS*** PROVIDEBIT
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
La monnaie a été nettoyée et présente un coup marqué à 11 heures. Une patine grise homogène recouvre l’exemplaire
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : CONFOEDERATIO - HELVETICA + 1904.
Obverse description : Tête d'Helvetia diadémée à gauche avec une couronne d'épis.
Obverse translation : (Confédération helvétique).

Reverse


Reverse legend : 5 - F // B.
Reverse description : Écu surmonté d'une étoile dans une couronne formée d'une branche de chêne et d'une branche d'olivier.

Commentary


Ce type fut frappé de 1888 à 1916. L’année 1896 est très rare ; 1912 et 1916 sont rares ; 1888, 1894, 1895, 1900 et 1904 sont assez rares.

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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