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2000 Switzerland Shooting Festival Thaler - Biere Silver Proof Fr.50 Coin GEM Proof in its Original Mint Capsule

2000 Switzerland Shooting Festival Thaler - Biere Silver Proof Fr.50 Coin GEM Proof Original Mint Capsule
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Why Own This 2000 Silver Proof Swiss Shooting Thaler?

Originally minted in 1842, the Swiss Shooting Thaler was created to commemorate the popular shooting festivals hosted by many cantons (provinces) across Switzerland. Struck to gem proof quality, this coin contains 25 grams of .900 fine silver in a 50-franc denomination.

Reviving a Beloved Classic

The classic era of the Swiss Shooting Thaler was minted from 1842 until the beginning of World War II on the European front in 1939. The coin received a second chance at life with the modern era of minting beginning in 1984 and continuing annually with a different shooting festival design.

This 2000 silver proof coin commemorates the Federal Festival in Biere. The obverse of the coin depicts a renaissance-era soldier holding a sword in his right hand and steadying a shield displaying the words "LIBERTE ET PATRIE" with his left hand. The inscriptions "TIR FEDERAL EIDG. SCHUTZENFEST," "TIRO FEDERALE" and "BIERE 2000" surround the symbols with an outer ring of beads. The reverse of the coin features a center shield displaying the Swiss national cross. The shield is flanked by grapevines and has two rifles crossed diagonally beneath it. The inscription "CONVERTIBLE EN 50 FRS A LA FeTE DE TIR" and a circle of beads surround the center design.

Gorgeous Silver Proof in a protective capsule

The popular, low-mintage Swiss Shooting Thalers regularly sell out at the Mint upon issue. This GEM proof quality collectible is one of only 3,000 minted and is enclosed in an original Mint capsule to protect your investment.

Don't miss your chance to own this gorgeous 2000 Swiss Shooting Thaler Silver Proof Coin!


Year of Issue:2000
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:Reeded
Country:Switzerland
Legal Tender:Switzerland
Currency:Franc
Denomination:50
Mintage:3,000
Obverse Design:Standing Soldier with Sword and Shield
Reverse Design:Cross Within Grapevines Above Rifles