Mint Year: 1913 Mint Place: Bern (B) Condition: About XF! Denomination: 10 Francs References: Friedberg 504, KM-36. Material: Gold (.900) Diameter: 19mm Weight: 3.22gm
Obverse: Young female bust (personification of Switzerland) wearing decorated vest left. Mountains in the background. Incuse designer´s signature (F.LANDRY) at 8 o'clock. Legend: HELVETIA / F. LANDRY Reverse:Illuminated swiss cross above date (1913). Value (10-FR) split in fields. Sptrays and mint initial (B) below.
The rise of Switzerland as a federal state began on September 12, 1848, with the creation of a federal constitution, which was created in response to a 27-day civil war in Switzerland, the Sonderbundskrieg. The constitution, which was heavily influenced by the US Constitution and the ideas of the French Revolution, was modified several times during the following decades and wholly replaced in 1999. The constitution represents the first time that the Swiss were governed by a strong central government instead of being simply a collection of independent cantons bound by treaties.
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