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Why purchase this 2001 Silver Proof Switzerland Shooting Festival Thaler?
The Switzerland Shooting Festival is a competitive marksmanship event dating back to the 15th century Old Swiss Confederacy. Winner of the event is declared the "Schützenkönig," the king of marksmen, until the following year's competition is held. This 37 mm diameter Proof Thaler, struck from .900 fine silver, weighing 25 g, commemorates the 2001 Festival, which was held in Uri. Mintage is reported as 1,500.
Incredibly detailed locomotive imagery
The obverse design features a locomotive emerging from a brick faced tunnel, with the majestic Swiss Alps rising in the background; the coin's denomination "50" below. Inscribed "EINLOSBAR ZU 50 FRANKEN AM SCHUTENFEST" which means that the coin is redeemable for 50 francs only during the days of the festival.
A beautifully detailed, left facing laureate bust adorns the reverse, surrounded by a border of nineteen five-pointed stars, accompanied by the inscribed legend "23. URNER KANTONALSCHUTZENFEST". The event date of "2001" is located below.
Ultra Cameo Proof 69 with an exclusive Switzerland label
The designation of Ultra Cameo describes the high degree of visual contrast between the raised frosted devices and the polished mirrored fields of the proof. The Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) awarded this 2001 Silver Proof Switzerland Uri Shooting Festival Thaler a grade of Proof 69, which means it is virtually flawless. The proof is encapsulated in an NGC holder, including MCM's exclusive Switzerland themed certification label.
Don't miss this chance to add the low mintage Uri 2001 Switzerland Shooting Festival Thaler to your collection!
This 2001 Switzerland Shooting Festival Thaler - Uri Silver Proof Fr.50 Coin NGC PF69 UC Exclusive Switzerland Label is proudly minted by the Huguenin Frères. Huguenin Freres was first established in 1868 as a watch workshop before it expanded to precious metals.
|Year of Issue:||2001|
|Label/Signature:||Exclusive Switzerland Label|
|Weight in Grams:||25 g|
|Weight in Ounces:||0.8038 oz|
|Reverse Design:||Train Exiting Tunnel|