Switzerland, 5 Francs 1979

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CATALOG INFORMATION
ID Number: CS01-0105
Category: Commemorative Coins
Description: Switzerland, 5 Francs 1979
Country or State: Swiss Confederation
Year: 1979
Period: Confederation (1803 - present)
Head of State/Ruler:  
Reign:  
Currency: Franc
Face Value: 5 Francs
Subject/Theme: Centennial - Birth of Albert Einstein
Obverse: Inscription above value and date
Obverse Legend: CONFEDERATIO HELVETICA, 5FR, 1979
Obverse Designer:  
Reverse: Portrait  of Albert Einstein facing slightly to the right
Reverse Legend: ALBERT EINSTEIN
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: 35,000
Krause & Mishler Number: KM# 57
Other Catalog Number:  
State of Conservation: Proof (Prf)
Rarity:  
   

CATALOG VALUE
Proof (Prf) € 45.00
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

Albert Einstein was a German-born theoretical physicist who developed the theory of general relativity, effecting a revolution in physics. For this achievement, Einstein is often regarded as the father of modern physics and one of the most prolific intellects in human history. He received the 1921 Nobel Prize in Physics "for his services to theoretical physics, and especially for his discovery of the law of the photoelectric effect". The latter was pivotal in establishing quantum theory within physics.

Einstein published more than 300 scientific papers along with over 150 non-scientific works.His great intelligence and originality have made the word "Einstein" synonymous with genius.