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2003 Switzerland Shooting Festival Thaler - Basel Silver Proof Fr.50 GEM Proof in its Original Mint Capsule

2003 Switzerland Shooting Festival Thaler - Basel Silver Proof Fr.50 GEM Proof Original Mint Capsule
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Why choose this 2003 Silver Swiss Shooting Thaler?

Since its introduction in 1842, the Swiss Shooting Thaler has been a sought-after silver collectible not just in Switzerland but around the world. This gem proof quality .900 fine silver coin was struck in the 50-franc denomination.

Silver and Gold Collide in One historical coin

Minting of the Swiss Shooting Thaler has spanned two distinct eras. The classic era lasted from 1842 through the beginning of World War II in 1939. The modern era began in 1984 and continues each year with a new design honoring one of the Swiss shooting festivals.

The 2003 Swiss Shooting Thaler commemorates the Basel Festival in the industrial town of Liestal. The obverse of this silver coin depicts Swiss pioneer of California Johann August Sutter, famous for his role at the onset of the California Gold Rush and for Sutter's Fort in what would later become Sacramento. The inscriptions "GENERAL JOHANN AUGUST SUTTER," "CALIFORNIA," "1803" and "2003" also grace the obverse. The reverse of the coin depicts a miner panning for gold during the California Gold Rush with the inscriptions "KANTONALSCHUTZENFEST BEIDER BASEL 2003" and "EINLOSBAR AM FEST" encircling the miner.

One of Only 1,500 Produced

The popular Swiss Shooting Thaler regularly sells out at the Swiss Mint. ModernCoinMart has obtained a limited number of these highly desirable collectibles from rare mintage years. This GEM Proof quality silver coin is from a very low mintage of 1,500 and is protected in an original Mint capsule.

Order this 2003 Swiss Shooting Thaler before it's gone for good!


Year of Issue:2003
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
Country:Switzerland
Legal Tender:Switzerland
Currency:Franc
Denomination:50
Mintage:1,500