Coin Type Specifications
Region: Switzerland
Denomination: 5Fr
Diameter: 31.45 (mm)
Coin Metal Composition:
Copper [75%] 9.9 (g)
Nickel [25%] 3.3 (g)
Total Mass: 13.2 (g)

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This section of Obscure Finds Numismatic Collection is made up of coins from the Switzerland region and specializes in 1968-1981 - Swiss Franc - 5 Franken coins from coin category 5 Franc . If you are looking for coin facts, numismatic data or simple melt value composition of the Switzerland - 1968-1981 - Swiss Franc - 5 Franken coin, you can find it here at Obscure Finds.

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Coin Type Coins
1968-1981 - Swiss Franc - 5 Franken Coin Composition
Composition Totals From 1 Coins
Copper : 9.9 Grams
Nickel : 3.3 Grams
Total Mass : 13.2 Grams

Metal USD/Pound USD/Troy Ounce USD/Gram Grams/Coin USD/Coin
Copper $2.091 $0.143 $0.005 9.9 g $0.046
Nickel $4.494 $0.308 $0.010 3.3 g $0.033
Precious and Base Metal Melt Value For Each Coin: $0.079
Combined Precious and Base Metal Melt Value For 1 Coins: $0.079
- Precious Metal prices updated on 07-25-2024
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Coin Type Description
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Years Minted: 1968-1981
Mint Marks: None, B
Denomination: 5Fr
Obverse Design: The portrait in right profile of a curly-haired herdsman, wearing a hooded shirt, often assimilated to William Tell, is surrounded with the inscription "CONFOEDERATIO HELVETICA" (Swiss Confederation) Lettering: CONFOEDERATIO HELVETICA P. BVRKHARD INCT
Obverse Designer:
Reverse Design: The Swiss escutcheon with flower wreathes and the facial value. The obverse and the reverse are struck head to tail until 1981 and in the same direction since 1982. Lettering: 5 FR. YEAR MM
Reverse Designer: P. Burkhard
1968-1981 - Swiss Franc - 5 Franken

The Coins of the Swiss franc are the official coins used in Switzerland and Liechtenstein. There are coins of 5 cents (German: Rappen, French: centimes), 10 cents, 20 cents, 50 cents (1/2 franc), 1 franc, 2 francs and 5 francs. In the past, there were also coins of 1 and 2 cents.


Coins in Circulation: 5 Francs

Coinage is the responsibility of the Swiss Confederation, on whose behalf swissmint (, the official federal mint located in Berne, mints the coins. The Swiss National Bank (SNB) is entrusted by the Confederation with putting the coins into circulation via its network of bank offices.

Coin: 5 Francs
Alloy: copper 75% / nickel 25%
Diameter: 31.45 mm
Weight: 13.2 g
Thickness: 2.35 mm
Coin edge: lettered "DOMINUS PROVIDEBIT" + 13 stars


Coins of the Swiss franc

Value: 5 Francs
Diameter: 31.45
Thickness: 2.35
Mass: 13.2 g
Composition: 75% Cu, 25% Ni
Edge: Inscribed
Obverse: Alpine herdsman (often misinterpreted as William Tell)
Reverse: Value


5 Franken

5 Franken

KM# 40a
Country Switzerland
Years 1968-2013
Value 5 Francs / Franken / Francos
5 CHF = 5.11 USD
Metal Copper-nickel
Weight 13.2 g
Diameter 31.3 mm
Thickness 2.33 mm
Engraver P. Burkhard (reverse)
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Edge: Excuse lettering, with 13 stars: "DOMINUS PROVIDEBIT" (The Lord Will Provide).

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