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William Tell
Вильгельм Телль
Presented by
Federal Mint Swissmint
Nominal value
50 swiss francs
Gold 900°
4 500
Production quality
Only proof coin in presentation case; edge with the inscription DOMINUS PROVIDEBIT
Angelo Boog
Federal Mint Swissmint
Description of obverse and reverse
Obverse: the design shows William Tell with the crossbow (famous Tell painting by Ferdinand Hodler, dated 1897). Above his head is the Swiss cross. The legend «WILHELM TELL» is placed at the left side in two lines. 

Reverse: parallel to the edge the legend «CONFOEDERATIO HELVETICA 2018» step-like displaced in two lines; above of the centre the Swiss cross and at the bottom in three lines «50 / B / FR»
A brief annotation
The work of Tell is mentioned for the first time in the White Book of Sarnen which is a chartulary written by the civic recorder Hans Schriber from Obwalden around 1470. Around 1570, the chronicler Aegidius Tschudi condensed the various handed down oral and written versions of Tell's narrative into a saga which he dated 1307. The dramatisation of the Tell legend by Friedrich Schiller (the premiere was in 1804) made the story well known initially in Europe and later on worldwide. Tell as we imagine him today, was influenced by the Tell monument in Altdorf and by the famous Tell painting by Ferdinand Hodler.
New issue
№ 4(65) 2023
№ 4(65) 2023
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