5 Franc Switzerland Silver

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1922



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1923, Switzerland (Confederation). Large Silver 5 Francs (5 Franken) Coin.



Mint Year: 1923
Mint Place: Bern (B)
Denomination: 5 Francs
References: Davenport: 393, HMZ 2-1199c, KM-37.
Material: Silver (.900)
Weight: 24.92gm
Diameter: 37mm


Obverse: Bust of William Tell (Swiss folk hero) right.
Legend: CONFOEDERATIO HELVETICA


Reverse: Value (5 Fr.) above Swiss, flanked by sprays. Date (1923) and mint initial (B) below.



William Tell (in the four languages of Switzerland: German: Wilhelm Tell; French: Guillaume Tell; Italian: Guglielmo Tell; Romansh: Guglielm Tell) is a folk hero of Switzerland. His legend is recorded in a late 15th century Swiss chronicle.


It is set in the period of the original foundation of the Old Swiss Confederacy in the early 14th century. According to the legend, Tell was an expert marksman with the crossbow who assassinated Gessler, a tyrannical reeve of Habsburg Austria positioned in Altdorf, Uri.


Along with Arnold Winkelried, Tell is a central figure in Swiss patriotism as it was constructed during the Restoration of the Confederacy after the Napoleonic era.


There are several accounts of the Tell legend. The earliest sources give an account of the apple-shot, Tell’s escape and the ensuing rebellion. The assassination of Gessler is not mentioned in the Tellenlied, but is already present in the White Book of Sarnen account.


The legend as told by Tschudi (ca. 1570) goes as follows: William Tell, who originally came from Bürglen, was known as a strong man and an expert shot with the crossbow. In his time, the Habsburg emperors of Austria were seeking to dominate Uri. Albrecht (or Hermann) Gessler, the newly appointed Austrian Vogt of Altdorf, raised a pole in the village’s central square, hung his hat on top of it, and demanded that all the townsfolk bow before the hat. On 18 November 1307, Tell visited Altdorf with his young son and passed by the hat, publicly refusing to bow to it, and so was arrested. Gessler – intrigued by Tell’s famed marksmanship, yet resentful of his defiance – devised a cruel punishment: Tell and his son would be executed, but he could redeem his life by shooting an apple off the head of his son, Walter, in a single attempt. Tell split the apple with a bolt from his crossbow.


But Gessler noticed that Tell had removed two crossbow bolts from his quiver, not one. Before releasing Tell, he asked why. Tell replied that if he had killed his son, he would have used the second bolt on Gessler himself. Gessler was angered, and had Tell bound. He was brought to Gessler’s ship to be taken to his castle at Küssnacht to spend his newly won life in a dungeon. But, as a storm broke on Lake Lucerne, the soldiers were afraid that their boat would founder, and unbound Tell to steer with all his famed strength. Tell made use of the opportunity to escape, leaping from the boat at the rocky site now known as the Tellsplatte (“Tell's slab”) and memorialized by the Tellskapelle.


Tell ran cross-country to Küssnacht. As Gessler arrived, Tell assassinated him with the second crossbow bolt along a stretch of the road cut through the rock between Immensee and Küssnacht, now known as the Hohle Gasse. Tell’s blow for liberty sparked a rebellion, in which he played a leading part. That fed the impetus for the nascent Swiss Confederation. He fought again against Austria in the 1315 Battle of Morgarten. Tschudi also has an account of Tell’s death in 1354 according to which he was killed trying to save a child from drowning in the Schächenbach river in Uri.



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1923,Schweiz-Eidgenossenschaft. 1850-1995. 5 Franken 1923 B. Davenport 393, Divo/Tobler 298. PCGS MS65. Prachtexemplar. Schöne Patina. Stempelglanz.

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1923,Schweiz-Eidgenossenschaft. 1850-1995. 5 Franken 1923 B. Davenport 393, Divo/Tobler 298. Schöne Patina. Vorzüglich - Stempelglanz.

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1922,SCHWEIZ. Eidgenossenschaft. 5 Franken 1922 B, Bern. 25.01 g. Divo 393. HMZ 2-1199a. Prachtvolle Erhaltung / Magnificent condition. Fast FDC / About uncirculated. (~€ 130/USD 150)

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1922,SCHWEIZ. Eidgenossenschaft. 5 Franken 1922 B, Bern. 25.01 g. Divo 393. HMZ 2-1199a. Prachtvolle Erhaltung / Magnificent condition. Fast FDC / About uncirculated. (~€ 130/USD 150)

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CoinWorldTV 1922, Switzerland (Confederation). Silver 5 Francs (5 Franken) Coin. NGC MS-61! Mint Year: 1922 Mint Place: Bern (B) Denomination: 5 Francs References: Davenport: 393 KM-37. Condition: Certified and graded by NGC as MS-61! Material: Silver (.900) Weight: ca. 25gm Diameter: ...

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CoinWorldTV 1923, Switzerland (Confederation). Silver 5 Francs (5 Franken) Coin. NGC MS-62! Mint Year: 1923 Mint Place: Bern (B) Denomination: 5 Francs References: Davenport: 393 KM-37. Condition: Certified and graded by NGC as MS-62! Material: Silver (.900) Weight: ca. 25gm Diameter ...

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France AE 10 Centimes 1871 A France, IIIe République. AE 5 Centimes Cérès 1871 A (30 mm, 10.03 g), Paris. KM 815.1. Presque FDC.

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