The portrait in right profile of a curly-haired herdsman, wearing a hooded shirt, often assimilated to William Tell, is surrounded with the inscription “CONFOEDERATIO HELVETICA”
P, BVRKHARD, INCT,
Translation: Swiss Confederation
The Swiss escutcheon with flower wreaths and the face value
Engraver: P. Burkhard
Smooth with inscription in relief, including 13 stars
Coins from 1985 to 1993 have the inscription incuse and have been demonetized on 01-01-2004.
Coins from the other years have the inscription in relief.
Lettering: *** DOMINUS | PROVIDEBIT | **********
Translation: The Lord Will Provide
B Bern, Switzerland (1225-date)
The obverse and the reverse are struck head to tail (coin alignment) until 1981 and upright (medal alignment) since 1982.