Switzerland, 5 Francs 1990

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CATALOG INFORMATION
ID Number: MC01-0502
Category: Commemorative Coins
Description: Switzerland, 5 Francs 1990
Country or State: Swiss Confederation
Year: 1990
Period: Confederation (1803 - present)
Head of State/Ruler:  
Reign:  
Currency: Franc
Face Value: 5 Francs
Subject/Theme: Gottfried Keller
Obverse: Value, inscription and date
Obverse Legend: 5FR, CONFEDERATIO HELVETICA, 1990
Obverse Designer:  
Reverse: Bust left
Reverse Legend: GOTTFRIED KELLER 1819-1890
Reverse Designer:  
Edge: DOMINUS PROVIDEBIT (stars)
Note:  
Mint Mark: B (Bern)
Composition: Copper-Nickel
Diameter: 31.30 mm
Thickness:  
Weight: 13.20 grams
Mintage: 1,100,000
Krause & Mishler Number: KM# 69
Other Catalog Number:  
State of Conservation: Brilliant Uncirculated (BU)
Rarity:  
   

CATALOG VALUE
Proof (Prf) € -
Brilliant Uncirculated (BU) € 10.00
Mint State/Mint Condition (MS) € -
Uncirculated (Unc) € 7.00
Extremely Fine (XF) € -
Very Fine (VF) € -
Fine (F) € -
Very Good (VG) € -
Good (G) € -
   

HISTORICAL NOTES

Gottfried Keller was a Swiss writer of German-language literature, was best known for his novel Green Henry (German: Der grüne Heinrich).

From 1850 to 1856, he worked in Berlin. Hartmann claims it was chiefly this stay in Berlin which molded Keller's character into its final shape, toned down his rather bitter pessimism to a more moderate form, and prepared him (not without the privations of hunger), in the whirl of a large city, for an enjoyment of the more restricted pleasures of his native Zurich. It was in Berlin that he turned definitely away from other pursuits and took up literature as a career.