Switzerland, 5 Francs 1976

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CATALOG INFORMATION
ID Number: MC01-0103
Category: Commemorative Coins
Description: Switzerland, 5 Francs 1976
Country or State: Swiss Confederation
Year: 1976
Period: Confederation (1803 - present)
Head of State/Ruler:  
Reign:  
Currency: Franc
Face Value: 5 Francs
Subject/Theme: 500th Anniversary of the Battle of Murten
Obverse: Value and inscription
Obverse Legend: 5FR, CONFEDERATIO HELVETICA
Obverse Designer:  
Reverse: Stylized figures
Reverse Legend: MVRATVM 1476 1976
Reverse Designer:  
Edge: DOMINUS PROVIDEBIT (13 stars)
Note:  
Mint Mark:  
Composition: Copper-Nickel
Diameter: 31.30 mm
Thickness:  
Weight: 13.20 grams
Mintage: 1,506,000
Krause & Mishler Number: KM# 54
Other Catalog Number:  
State of Conservation: Brilliant Uncirculated (BU)
Rarity:  
   

CATALOG VALUE
Proof (Prf) € -
Brilliant Uncirculated (BU) € 11.00
Mint State/Mint Condition (MS) € -
Uncirculated (Unc) € 8.00
Extremely Fine (XF) € -
Very Fine (VF) € -
Fine (F) € -
Very Good (VG) € -
Good (G) € -
   

HISTORICAL NOTES

The Battle of Morat also known as the Battle of Murten was a battle in the Burgundian Wars fought June 22, 1476 between Charles I, Duke of Burgundy and a Swiss Confederate army at Morat, about 30 kilometres from Bern.

Stung by his embarrassing defeat by the Swiss Confederation at Grandson in March 1476, Charles, Duke of Burgundy rebuilt his routed but otherwise mainly intact army at Lausanne. By the end of May he once again felt ready to march against the Confederates to recover his territories and fortifications in the Pays de Vaud then march on and attack the city of Bern, his greatest enemy among the cantons.