Switzerland, 5 Francs 1986

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CATALOG INFORMATION
ID Number: CS01-0114
Category: Commemorative Coins
Description: Switzerland, 5 Francs 1986
Country or State: Swiss Confederation
Year: 1986
Period: Confederation (1803 - present)
Head of State/Ruler:  
Reign:  
Currency: Franc
Face Value: 5 Francs
Subject/Theme: 500th Anniversary of the Battle of Sempach
Obverse: Cross above inscription, date and value
Obverse Legend: CONFEDERATIO HELVETICA, 1986, 5FR
Obverse Designer:  
Reverse: Stylized design
Reverse Legend: SEMPACH 1386
Reverse Designer:  
Edge: DOMINUS PROVIDEBIT (stars)
Note:  
Mint Mark: B (Bern)
Composition: Copper-Nickel
Diameter: 31.30 mm
Thickness:  
Weight: 13.20 grams
Mintage: 75,000
Krause & Mishler Number: KM# 65
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

The Battle of Sempach was fought on July 9, 1386, between Leopold III, Duke of Austria, and the Old Swiss Confederacy.

The Confederation army had presumably assembled at the bridge over the Reuss River at Gisikon. It marched from there, hoping to catch Leopold still at Sempach where he could be pressed against the lake. Around noon, the two armies made contact about 2 km outside of Sempach. This was to the mutual surprise of both armies, which were both on the move and not in battle order. But both sides were willing to engage and formed ranks. The site of the battle is marked by the old battle chapel, which was originally consecrated in the year after the battle.