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fwo_759673 - SWITZERLAND - CONFEDERATION OF HELVETIA 5 Francs Helvetia assise 1851 Paris

SWITZERLAND - CONFEDERATION OF HELVETIA 5 Francs Helvetia assise 1851 Paris VF
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Price : 175.00 €
Type : 5 Francs Helvetia assise
Date: 1851
Mint name / Town : Paris
Quantity minted : 500000
Metal : silver
Millesimal fineness : 900 ‰
Diameter : 37 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 24,76 g.
Edge : cannelée
Coments on the condition:
monnaie nettoyée
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : HELVETIA.
Obverse description : La Suisse assise à gauche, levant la main droite et tenant un écu à ses armes devant un paysage montagneux, signature A. BOVY ; à l'exergue les différents.

Reverse


Reverse legend : 5 FR.// 1851// A.
Reverse description : Couronne formée d’une branche de chêne et d’une branche de lis.

Commentary


Le chiffre de frappe est de 500.000 exemplaires pour les années 1850 et 1851 confondues.

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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