Switzerland 1954-B 5 francs
This specimen was lot 2500 in Goldberg sale 106 (Los Angeles, September 2018), where it sold for $60. The catalog description noted, "Switzerland. 5 Francs, 1954-B. Toned. PCGS graded MS-66." This type was struck at the Bern mint 1931-54, 1965-69. The design is still in use today tho the coin is now copper-nickel. Many of the dates from the twentieth century are very common. Prior to confederation in 1850, each Swiss canton issued its own coins.
Recorded mintage: 6,600,000 plus specimens, a common date.
Specification: 15 g, .835 fine silver, .400 troy oz ASW, 31.45 mm diameter, lettered edge.
Catalog reference: KM-40.
- Michael, Thomas, and Tracy L. Schmidt, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000, 47th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2019.
- Richter, Juerg, and Ruedi Kunzmann, Neuer HMZ-Katalog, Band 2: Die Münzen der Schweiz und Liechtensteins 15//16. Jahrhundert bis Gegenwart, Regenstauf, Germany: H. Gietl Verlag GmbH, 2006.
- Goldberg, Ira, Larry Goldberg, John Lavender, Yifu Che, Jason Villareal and Stephen Harvey, Goldberg Sale 106: the Pre-Long Beach Auction, Los Angeles: Goldberg Coins and Collectibles, 2018.