Five Francs 2005, Coin from Switzerland - detailed information

Five Francs 2005, Coin from Switzerland
CoinFive Francs 2005

The Five Francs coin is a circulating denomination of the Swiss Franc. Given that Switzerland has four official languages, the currency has three different names: Franken in German, franc in French and Romansh, and franco in Italian. Initially when federal Swiss coinage was introduced in 1850, all "francs" (including the half franc) were full-bodied silver, while the centimes were either billon (low-grade silver) or base metal.

The first version of the five francs coin featured a seated figure of Helvetia; in 1888, this was changed to a new design with the reverse showing a shield within a wreath, and the obverse featuring a portrait of the symbolic figure Helvetia. Unlike the smaller denominations, its metal was not debased. This changed again in 1922, to the current design by Paul Burkhard with a re-designed shield on the reverse and the figure of an Alpine herdsman on the obverse. At that time, the specifications of the Latin Monetary Union were kept. The next transformation of the denomination was in 1931 when the coins were made smaller and the silver content was slightly debased.

The final change was in 1968 when silver content was abandoned, and the circulating earlier types were demonetised on 1st April 1971. The current Five Franc coins are smaller and made of cupro-nickel.

5 Fr. coins issued in 2005 have now been in circulation for 16 years.

MintSwissmint Mint MarkLetter B Total Mintage529,000
Obverse
Switzerland / Five Francs 2005 - obverse photo

The obverse by Paul Burkhard shows a hooded male figure representing an alpine herdsman (and not William Tell as some people think). The legend CONFOEDERATIO HELVETICA is around above.

The engraver's signature, P BVRKHARD INCT. (an abbreviation for the Latin text "Paul Burkhard incidit", meaning "engraved by Paul Burkhard), is below left on the figure's shoulder, incuse counter-clockwise in small letters.

Obverse Inscription CONFOEDERATIO HELVETICA
Reverse
Switzerland / Five Francs 2005 - reverse photo

The reverse shows the Coat of Arms of Switzerland with a rounded shield and no tincture for the background colour, surrounded by flower wreaths. The value and denomination 5 FR. are above the shield.

The date: 2005 is below the shield, and the mint mark B of Swissmint (ex Bern Mint) is below the date.

Reverse Inscription 5 FR. 2005
EdgeInscribed (lettering in relief)Edge Inscription*** DOMINUS PROVIDEBIT **********
Notes

The Swissmint report lists mintage of 529,000 and also lists 16,000 "Stempelglanz" (brilliant uncirculated) coins in the year's mint sets, 8,000 in "baby sets" plus 4,500 "Polierte Platte" (proofs) in the year's proof sets.

It is not explicitly stated that coins in sets have been calculated into the main figure, but it seems probable that this is the case (and the total is rounded to the nearest 1,000).

Five Francs 2005: Known varieties
Variety In mint sets
Mintage Issued: 24,000 (included in total)
Details

Brilliant Uncirculated ("STGL" from "Stempelglanz" in German) coins in the year's mint sets.

In Sets Schweizer Münzen Stempelglanz / Monnaies suisses Fleur de coin - Swissmint 2005, mintage 16,000
9 coins: 10 Fr. Jungfrau, 5 Fr. Burkhard, 2 Fr., 1 Fr., 1/2 Fr., 20 c., 10 c., 5 c., 1 c.

Schweizer Münzen Stempelglanz / Monnaies suisses Fleur de coin - Swissmint 2005 (Baby Set), mintage 8,000
8 coins: 5 Fr. Burkhard, 2 Fr., 1 Fr., 1/2 Fr., 20 c., 10 c., 5 c., 1 c.
Variety Proof
Mintage Issued: 4,500 (included in total)
Details

Proof coins ("PP" from "Polierte Platte" in German) in the year's proof sets.

In Set Schweizer Münzen Polierte Platte / Monnaies suisses Flan bruni - Swissmint 2005, mintage 4,500
9 coins: 10 Fr. Jungfrau, 5 Fr. Burkhard, 2 Fr., 1 Fr., 1/2 Fr., 20 c., 10 c., 5 c., 1 c.
Five Francs 2005: References to Information Used
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Swissmint 2017 Mint link
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Showing 18 from a total of 118 coins of type: Five Francs
Coin NameMintageSymbolLegend
Five Francs 2004 529,000 Coat of Arms of Switzerland CONFOEDERATIO HELVETICA
Five Francs 2005 529,000 Coat of Arms of Switzerland CONFOEDERATIO HELVETICA
Five Francs 2006 530,000 Coat of Arms of Switzerland CONFOEDERATIO HELVETICA
Five Francs 2007 528,000 Coat of Arms of Switzerland CONFOEDERATIO HELVETICA
Five Francs 2008 526,000 Coat of Arms of Switzerland CONFOEDERATIO HELVETICA
Five Francs 2009 2,026,000 Coat of Arms of Switzerland CONFOEDERATIO HELVETICA
Five Francs 2010 5,026,000 Coat of Arms of Switzerland CONFOEDERATIO HELVETICA
Five Francs 2011 3,026,000 Coat of Arms of Switzerland CONFOEDERATIO HELVETICA
Five Francs 2012 8,026,000 Coat of Arms of Switzerland CONFOEDERATIO HELVETICA
Five Francs 2013 8,023,500 Coat of Arms of Switzerland CONFOEDERATIO HELVETICA
Five Francs 2014 7,022,000 Coat of Arms of Switzerland CONFOEDERATIO HELVETICA
Five Francs 2015 5,026,000 Coat of Arms of Switzerland CONFOEDERATIO HELVETICA
Five Francs 2016 4,028,000 Coat of Arms of Switzerland CONFOEDERATIO HELVETICA
Five Francs 2017 3,029,500 Coat of Arms of Switzerland CONFOEDERATIO HELVETICA
Five Francs 2018 3,027,000 Coat of Arms of Switzerland CONFOEDERATIO HELVETICA
Five Francs 2019 3,022,000 Coat of Arms of Switzerland CONFOEDERATIO HELVETICA
Five Francs 2020 3,020,000 Coat of Arms of Switzerland CONFOEDERATIO HELVETICA
Five Francs 2021 2,021,000 Coat of Arms of Switzerland CONFOEDERATIO HELVETICA
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Five Francs 2005: Details
CountrySwitzerland
CurrencySwiss Franc
Coin TypeFive Francs, CuproNickel
Issued2005
ReverseCoat of Arms of Switzerland
Face Value5 (x Franc)
Circulation Mintage500,000
Total Mintage529,000
CurrentYes
MaterialCuproNickel
DesignerPaul Burkhard
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size31.450 mm
Thickness2.350 mm
Mass13.200 g
OCC IDQRAP-OBNC-AMLZ-OYJD
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Five Francs 2005: Catalogue Reference IDs
SourceReference ID
Schön, WeltmünzkatalogSweiz Schön# 36a.4
Krause, Standard Catalog of World CoinsSwitzerland KM# 40a.4