Commemorative silver coin in a dark blue leather box

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dc.provenance From the estate of Margot Einstein. 2018-11-05T15:14:34Z 2018-11-05T15:14:34Z
dc.identifier AA2010.0199
dc.description One of two designs of a commemorative coin issued in 1979 by Switzerland to mark the centennial of Einstein's birth. The coin is in a dark blue leather box with the symbol of the Swiss flag, a cross, on the inside of the box lid. This 5-franc piece says "Confoederatio Helvetica 5 FR 1979" on one side, and the verso of this design version features an Einstein portrait and the text "Albert Einstein." Einstein became a Swiss citizen later in life, and his connection to that country began as a student at a Swiss secondary school and continued into his adulthood.
dc.format.extent 3 cm. diameter
dc.format.medium Coin
dc.publisher Shelby White and Leon Levy Archives Center, Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, NJ, USA
dc.title Commemorative silver coin in a dark blue leather box
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