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Gottfried Keller

CS01-0111
CS01-0111CS01-0111
ID Number: CS01-0111 Description: 5 Francs Country or State: Switzerland Year: 1990 Currency: Franc (1850-date) Commemorative Issue: 100th anniversary of the death of Gottfried Keller Obverse: Value, inscription and date Obverse Legend: 5 FR, CONFOEDE ...Read more



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ID Number: CS01-0111
Description: 5 Francs
Country or State: Switzerland
Year: 1990
Currency: Franc (1850-date)
Commemorative Issue: 100th anniversary of the death of Gottfried Keller
Obverse: Value, inscription and date
Obverse Legend: 5 FR, CONFOEDERATIO HELVETICA, 1990, B
Reverse: Bust of Swiss writer Gottfried Keller, facing left, wearing glasses and beard.
Reverse Legend: GOTTFRIED KELLER 1819 - 1890
Edge: ★★★ DOMINUS | PROVIDEBIT | ★★★★★★★★★★
Designer: Pietro Sarto
Mint Mark: B (Bern)
Orientation: Medal alignment ↑↑
Composition: Copper-nickel (75% copper, 25% nickel)
Diameter: 31.45 mm
Thickness: 2.35 mm
Weight: 13.20 grams
Mintage: 69,412
Catalog Number: KM# 69

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.