Switzerland, 5 Francs 1981

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CATALOG INFORMATION
ID Number: CS01-0115
Category: Commemorative Coins
Description: Switzerland, 5 Francs 1981
Country or State: Swiss Confederation
Year: 1981
Period: Confederation (1803 - present)
Head of State/Ruler:  
Reign:  
Currency: Franc
Face Value: 5 Francs
Subject/Theme: 500th Anniversary - Stans Convention of 1481
Obverse: Value, date and inscription
Obverse Legend: HELVETIA, 5FR, 1981
Obverse Designer:  
Reverse: Stylized design
Reverse Legend: STANS 1481
Reverse Designer:  
Edge: DOMINUS PROVIDEBIT (13 stars)
Note:  
Mint Mark:  
Composition: Copper-Nickel
Diameter: 31.30 mm
Thickness:  
Weight: 13.20 grams
Mintage: 50,260
Krause & Mishler Number: KM# 60
Other Catalog Number:  
State of Conservation: Proof (Prf)
Rarity:  
   

CATALOG VALUE
Proof (Prf) € 14.00
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

In the Stanser Verkommnis (English: Treaty of Stans) of 1481 the Tagsatzung solved the latent conflict between the rural and urban cantons of the Old Swiss Confederacy, averting the breaking of the Confederacy, and triggering its further expansion from 8 to 13 members until 1513.

The tensions between the cantons had arisen in the wake of the Burgundy Wars, among other things due to disagreement over the distribution of spoils which culminated in the Saubannerzug.

According to Diebold Schilling the Younger, who was present at the session of the Tagsatzung, the conflict was resolved as on 22 December the pastor of Stans, Heini Amgrund, brought a message from the hermit Niklaus von Flüe. Upon reception of the message, the quarrels were laid aside. The content of the message is unknown.

The compromise solution entailed the accession of Fribourg and Solothurn as full members of the Confederacy.