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2001 Switzerland Shooting Festival Thaler - Uri Silver Proof Fr.50 Coin GEM Proof in its Original Mint Capsule

2001 Switzerland Shooting Festival Thaler - Uri Silver Proof Fr.50 Coin GEM Proof Original Mint Capsule
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Why own this 2001 Silver Proof Swiss Shooting Thaler?

The patriotic Swiss Shooting Thaler was first created in 1842 to commemorate the popular shooting festivals held throughout Switzerland. This .900 fine silver coin was struck to commemorate the Shooting Festival held in Uri in 2001. It is in GEM proof quality with a 50-franc denomination.

Honoring a Great Swiss Tradition

The original Shooting Thaler series ran from 1842 through to the beginning of World War II in 1939, which is often referred to as the modern era. The series was revived in 1984 for the Zurich "Field Shoot" in Oberhasli and continues with a new design each year to continue its tradition of honoring the Swiss festivals.

This 2001 Swiss Shooting Thaler commemorates the Uri Festival in central Switzerland, home of the legendary William Tell. The obverse of the coin depicts a train emerging from a stone tunnel against a backdrop of the beautiful Swiss Alps. The inscription "EINLESBAR ZU 50 FRANKEN AM SCHUTZENFEST" forms an arch over the design with the denomination "50" inscribed across the railroad tracks along the bottom. The reverse of the coin displays a laureate bust facing left surrounded by the inscription "23. URNER KANTONALSCHUTZENFEST" and a circle of nineteen stars. The minting year "2001" is inscribed beneath the bust.

A Rare Coin in GEM Proof Quality

Swiss Shooting Thalers are a favorite among collectors and consistently sell out at the Swiss mint each year. ModernCoinMart has been able to obtain a few coins from rare mintage years. This gem proof quality silver coin is one of only 1,500 minted in 2001. Your investment is encased in an original mint capsule for protection.

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Year of Issue:2001
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:1,500
Reverse Design:Train Exiting Tunnel