★ An exceptional 5 Franken 1873 B ★
SWITZERLAND. Schweizerische Eidgenossenschaft (Swiss Confederation). 1848-present. 5 Franken 1873 B (Silver, 37 mm, 25.07 g, 6 h). HELVETIA Helvetia seated to left in front of Alpine panorama, extending her right hand and placing her left on Swiss shield. Rev. 5 Fr. / 1873 within oak and alpine rose wreath. HMZ 2-1197c. Very rare, mintage of just 30,500 examples. A crisp and fresh strike and in exceptional condition for the issue. Tiny marks on the obverse and with a pressure mark on the edge, otherwise, good extremely fine.
From the collection of P. Mattli, Switzerland.