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1991 Switzerland Shooting Festival Thaler - Langenthal Silver Proof Fr.50 Coin GEM Proof in its Original Mint Capsule

1991 Switzerland Shooting Festival Thaler - Langenthal Silver Proof Fr.50 Coin GEM Proof Original Mint Capsule
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Why purchase this 1991 Silver Proof Swiss Shooting Thaler in Mint condition?

First introduced in 1842, the popular Swiss Shooting Thaler was created to commemorate the popular shooting festivals held throughout the cantons (also known as provinces) of the Swiss Confederation. This 50-franc silver coin was struck to gem proof quality in 25 g of .900 fine silver.

A traditional Swiss collectible

The production of the Swiss Shooting Thaler spans two distinct periods of time. The classic era of the coin was first issued for the Chur shooting festival in 1842 and ended in 1939 as World War II descended upon Europe. The coin was reintroduced in 1984 to commemorate the Zurich "Field Shoot" in Oberhasli and production continues each year with a design celebrating a different shooting festival.

The 1991 silver proof coin commemorates the Bern Festival in Langenthal. The obverse of the coin features the Bern coat of arms on a shield with its bear depicted on the diagonal. The shield overlays an olive wreath. The inscriptions "EINLOSBAR AM SCHUTZENFEST" and "LANGENTHAL" are encircled in a ring of beads. The reverse of the coin features Swiss icon William Tell holding his famous rifle and a flag. The inscription "BERNER KANTONALSCHTZENFEST" and the issue year "1991" are surrounded by another ring of beads.

GEM Proof Quality in an Original Mint Capsule

Swiss Shooting Thalers consistently sell out at the Mint each year. With a limited mintage of only 4,000, this difficult-to-find, gem-proof silver coin is protected in an original Mint capsule making it perfect to display in your silver collection.

Don't miss your chance to own this 1991 Swiss Shooting Thaler Silver Proof!


Year of Issue:1991
Mint:Huguenin Frères
Grading Service:Uncertified
Grade:GEM Proof
Finish:Proof
Packaging:Original Mint Capsule
Composition:Silver
Purity:0.900
Weight in Grams:25 g
Weight in Ounces:0.8038 oz
Diameter:37 mm
Edge Type:Flat
Country:Switzerland
Legal Tender:Switzerland
Currency:Franc
Denomination:50
Mintage:4,000
Obverse Design:William Tell Holding Rifle and Flag
Reverse Design:Arms of Bren