Switzerland, 5 Francs 1978

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CATALOG INFORMATION
ID Number: MC01-0201
Category: Commemorative Coins
Description: Switzerland, 5 Francs 1978
Country or State: Swiss Confederation
Year: 1978
Period: Confederation (1803 - present)
Head of State/Ruler:  
Reign:  
Currency: Franc
Face Value: 5 Francs
Subject/Theme: 150th Anniversary - Birth of Henry Dunant, founder of the International Red Cross
Obverse: Value, date and inscription
Obverse Legend: 5FR, CONFEDERATIO HELVETICA, 1978
Obverse Designer: Jacques Barman
Reverse: Head facing
Reverse Legend: HENRY DUNANT
Reverse Designer: Max Lenz
Edge: DOMINUS PROVIDEBIT (13 stars)
Note:  
Mint Mark:  
Composition: Copper-Nickel
Diameter: 31.30 mm
Thickness:  
Weight: 13.20 grams
Mintage: 903,000
Krause & Mishler Number: KM# 56
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

Jean Henri Dunant was a Swiss businessman and social activist. During a business trip in 1859, he was witness to the aftermath of the Battle of Solferino in modern day Italy. He recorded his memories and experiences in the book A Memory of Solferino which inspired the creation of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) in 1863.

The 1864 Geneva Convention was based on Dunant's ideas. In 1901 he received the first Nobel Peace Prize together with Frédéric Passy.