Switzerland, 5 Francs 1987

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CATALOG INFORMATION
ID Number: CS01-0113
Category: Commemorative Coins
Description: Switzerland, 5 Francs 1987
Country or State: Swiss Confederation
Year: 1987
Period: Confederation (1803 - present)
Head of State/Ruler:  
Reign:  
Currency: Franc
Face Value: 5 Francs
Subject/Theme: 100th Anniversary of the Birth of Le Corbusier
Obverse: Value within diamond shape
Obverse Legend: CONFEDERATIO HELVETICA, 5FR, 1987
Obverse Designer:  
Reverse: Standing figure within squared construction design
Reverse Legend: LE CORBVSIER 1887-1987
Reverse Designer:  
Edge: DOMINUS PROVIDEBIT (stars)
Note:  
Mint Mark: B (Bern)
Composition: Copper-Nickel
Diameter: 31.30 mm
Thickness:  
Weight: 13.20 grams
Mintage: 62,000
Krause & Mishler Number: KM# 66
Other Catalog Number:  
State of Conservation: Proof (Prf)
Rarity:  
   

CATALOG VALUE
Proof (Prf) € 17.00
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

Charles-Édouard Jeanneret, better known as Le Corbusier was a Swiss architect, designer, urbanist, writer and painter, famous for being one of the pioneers of what now is called modern architecture. He was born in Switzerland and became a French citizen in 1930. His career spanned five decades, with his buildings constructed throughout central Europe, India, Russia, one in North and several in South America.

He was a pioneer in studies of modern high design and was dedicated to providing better living conditions for the residents of crowded cities.

Le Corbusier adopted his pseudonym in the 1920s, allegedly deriving it in part from the name of a distant ancestor, "Lecorbésier." However, it appears to have been an earlier (and somewhat unkind) nickname, which he simply decided to keep.