Switzerland, 5 Francs 1974

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CATALOG INFORMATION
ID Number: CS01-0118
Category: Commemorative Coins
Description: Switzerland, 5 Francs 1974
Country or State: Swiss Confederation
Year: 1974
Period: Confederation (1803 - present)
Head of State/Ruler:  
Reign:  
Currency: Franc
Face Value: 5 Francs
Subject/Theme: 100th Anniversary - Revision of Constitution
Obverse: Dates flanked by vertical inscriptions
Obverse Legend: 5FR, CONFEDERATIO HELVETICA, 1848, 1874, 1974
Obverse Designer:  
Reverse: Three standing female figures and cross
Reverse Legend: CONSTITUTO
Reverse Designer:  
Edge: DOMINUS PROVIDEBIT (13 stars)
Note: Includes original plush case (not shown in image)
Mint Mark:  
Composition: Copper-Nickel
Diameter: 31.30 mm
Thickness:  
Weight: 13.20 grams
Mintage: 130,000
Krause & Mishler Number: KM# 52
Other Catalog Number:  
State of Conservation: Proof (Prf)
Rarity:  
   

CATALOG VALUE
Proof (Prf) € 16.00
Brilliant Uncirculated (BU) € -
Mint State/Mint Condition (MS) € -
Uncirculated (Unc) € -
Extremely Fine (XF) € -
Very Fine (VF) € -
Fine (F) € -
Very Good (VG) € -
Good (G) € -
   

HISTORICAL NOTES
The Constitution of 1848 was partly revised in 1866, and wholly revised in 1874. This latter constitutional change introduced the referendum at the federal level. Beginning in 1891, the constitution contained the "right of initiative", under which a certain number of voters could make a request to amend a constitutional article, or even to introduce a new article into the constitution. Thus, partial revisions of the constitution could be made any time.