Switzerland, 5 Francs 1980

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CATALOG INFORMATION
ID Number: MC01-0204
Category: Commemorative Coins
Description: Switzerland, 5 Francs 1980
Country or State: Swiss Confederation
Year: 1980
Period: Confederation (1803 - present)
Head of State/Ruler:  
Reign:  
Currency: Franc
Face Value: 5 Francs
Subject/Theme: Ferdinand Hodler - Painter
Obverse: Value, date and inscription
Obverse Legend: 5FR, CONFEDERATIO HELVETICA, 1980
Obverse Designer:  
Reverse: Head facing
Reverse Legend: FERDINAND HODLER
Reverse Designer:  
Edge: DOMINUS PROVIDEBIT (13 stars)
Note:  
Mint Mark:  
Composition: Copper-Nickel
Diameter: 31.30 mm
Thickness:  
Weight: 13.20 grams
Mintage: 951,000
Krause & Mishler Number: KM# 59
Other Catalog Number:  
State of Conservation: Brilliant Uncirculated (BU)
Rarity:  
   

CATALOG VALUE
Proof (Prf) € -
Brilliant Uncirculated (BU) € 20.00
Mint State/Mint Condition (MS) € -
Uncirculated (Unc) € 12.00
Extremely Fine (XF) € -
Very Fine (VF) € -
Fine (F) € -
Very Good (VG) € -
Good (G) € -
   

HISTORICAL NOTES

Ferdinand Hodler was one of the best-known Swiss painters of the 19th century.

The works of Hodler's early maturity consisted of landscapes, figure compositions and portraits, treated with a vigorous realism. He made a trip to Basel in 1875, where he studied the paintings of Hans Holbein—especially Dead Christ in the Tomb, which influenced Hodler's many treatments of the theme of death.

In the last decade of the 19th century his work evolved to combine influences from several genres including symbolism and art nouveau. He developed a style which he called Parallelism, characterized by groupings of figures symmetrically arranged in poses suggesting ritual or dance.