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2003 Switzerland Shooting Festival Thaler - Basel Silver Proof Fr.50 NGC PF69 UC

2003 Switzerland Shooting Festival Thaler - Basel Silver Proof Fr.50 NGC PF69 UC
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Why Choose This Proof 69 Ultra Cameo 2003 Switzerland Basel Silver Proof Shooting Thaler?

In 2003, a large shooting festival was held in Liestal, Switzerland. It is the capitol of the Swiss state of Basel. Like other Swiss shooting thalers, mintage of this one was low. Its mintage was limited to 1,500 pieces. However, the interesting thing about this shooting thaler is that the design showcases a distinctly American element, the California Gold Rush.

Unique Gold Rush Design

The obverse of this silver proof shows a detailed Swiss-born man with facial hair and a large hat. This man is Johann August Sutter. In the United States, he was known as John Sutter and was involved with the California Gold Rush. 2003 was the 200th anniversary of his birth.

Instead of the standard shooting thaler reverse, the reverse of this coin continues with the California Gold Rush theme. A man with a beard can be seen panning here. This side is inscribed with the date, festival, and face value.

Proof 69 Ultra Cameo

The experts at the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) use a grading scale with a maximum of 70. When this coin was submitted, it was assigned the grade of Proof 69. That means it is nearly flawless and may appear perfect to the naked eye. Its superb visual contrast also earned it the Ultra Cameo designation.

This NGC Proof 69 Ultra Cameo 2003 Switzerland Basel California Gold Rush silver proof shooting thaler could be yours, order today.


Year of Issue:2003
Mint:Huguenin Frères
Grading Service:NGC
Grade:PF69
Designation:UC
Finish:Proof
Composition:Silver
Purity:0.9
Weight in Grams:25 g
Weight in Ounces:0.8038 oz
Diameter:37 mm
Country:Switzerland
Legal Tender:Switzerland
Currency:Franc
Denomination:50
Mintage:1,500
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