Switzerland, 5 Francs 1977

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CATALOG INFORMATION
ID Number: MC01-0104
Category: Commemorative Coins
Description: Switzerland, 5 Francs 1977
Country or State: Swiss Confederation
Year: 1977
Period: Confederation (1803 - present)
Head of State/Ruler:  
Reign:  
Currency: Franc
Face Value: 5 Francs
Subject/Theme: 150th Anniversary of the Death of Johann Pestalozzi
Obverse: Value and cross at center and inscription
Obverse Legend: 5FR, CONFEDERATIO HELVETICA, 1977
Obverse Designer: Kurt Wirth
Reverse: Hooded head of Johann Pestalozzi facing left
Reverse Legend: JOHANN HEINRICH PESTALOZZI
Reverse Designer: Battista Ratti
Edge: DOMINUS PROVIDEBIT (13 stars)
Note:  
Mint Mark:  
Composition: Copper-Nickel
Diameter: 31.30 mm
Thickness:  
Weight: 13.20 grams
Mintage: 802,000
Krause & Mishler Number: KM# 55
Other Catalog Number:  
State of Conservation: Brilliant Uncirculated (BU)
Rarity:  
   

CATALOG VALUE
Proof (Prf) € -
Brilliant Uncirculated (BU) € 12.00
Mint State/Mint Condition (MS) € -
Uncirculated (Unc) € 9.00
Extremely Fine (XF) € -
Very Fine (VF) € -
Fine (F) € -
Very Good (VG) € -
Good (G) € -
   

HISTORICAL NOTES

Johann Heinrich Pestalozzi was a Swiss pedagogue and educational reformer who exemplified Romanticism in his approach.

He founded several educational institutions both in German and French speaking regions of Switzerland and wrote novels explaining his revolutionary modern principles of education. His motto "Learning by head, hand and heart" is still a key principle in successful 21st century schools. Thanks to Pestalozzi, illiteracy still prevailing in 18th century Switzerland was overcome almost completely by 1830.