Switzerland, 5 Francs 1989

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CATALOG INFORMATION
ID Number: MC01-0501
Category: Commemorative Coins
Description: Switzerland, 5 Francs 1989
Country or State: Swiss Confederation
Year: 1989
Period: Confederation (1803 - present)
Head of State/Ruler:  
Reign:  
Currency: Franc
Face Value: 5 Francs
Subject/Theme: General Guisan - 1939 Mobilization
Obverse: Value within cluster of small crosses
Obverse Legend: CONFEDERATIO HELVETICA, 5FR, 1989
Obverse Designer:  
Reverse: Stylized head with cap facing 1/4 left
Reverse Legend: HENRI GUISAN 1939
Reverse Designer:  
Edge: DOMINUS PROVIDEBIT (stars)
Note:  
Mint Mark:  
Composition: Copper-Nickel
Diameter: 31.30 mm
Thickness:  
Weight: 13.20 grams
Mintage: 1,270,000
Krause & Mishler Number: KM# 68
Other Catalog Number:  
State of Conservation: Brilliant Uncirculated (BU)
Rarity:  
   

CATALOG VALUE
Proof (Prf) € -
Brilliant Uncirculated (BU) € 12.00
Mint State/Mint Condition (MS) € -
Uncirculated (Unc) € 8.00
Extremely Fine (XF) € -
Very Fine (VF) € -
Fine (F) € -
Very Good (VG) € -
Good (G) € -
   

HISTORICAL NOTES
Henri Guisan was a Swiss army officer, and held the office of the General of the Swiss Army during World War II. He was the fourth and the most recent man to be appointed to the rarely used Swiss rank of General, and was possibly Switzerland's most famous soldier. He is best remembered for effectively mobilizing the Swiss army and Swiss people in order to prepare resistance against a possible invasion by Nazi Germany in 1940.