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Why should you purchase the 2016 Swiss Proof Silver Ticino Shooting Thaler certified by NGC as PF70?
This 2016 Proof Silver Shooting Thaler represents the latest in a long series of coins commemorating the Swiss Schützenfest (Marksmen's festival). First produced in 1842, these Shooting Thalers were struck in very low numbers and were allegedly used as a “bullseye” for the competition. The coin would be attached to the center of a target, and if it was hit, the shooter would receive a larger reward. The coin was continuously produced throughout the years and throughout various Schützenfests, and while it was no longer shot at, it became the traditional commemoratives of these popular Swiss events!
These silver coins also sported fantastic designs, with impressive detail. As well, they were always issued as legal tender coins. Both of these attributes hold true today with this stunning proof silver commemorative struck as legal tender of Switzerland. The design shows an image of the Canton of Ticino holding a laurel wreath. On the reverse is an image of another wreath around the inscription “50 Fr.” and above an image of 2 crossed muskets with bullets and a powder horn.
We had these coin certified by NGC, where their experts graded them Proof 70 Ultra Cameo. This is a testament to the quality of these coin, and the certification from NGC allows you to rest assured that this coin is in prime condition. These coins have always been issued in very small quantities, and that has remained the same in 2016. Out of a mintage of only 1,200, we were able to secure a small number of these coins from the Schützenfest in Ticino. These coins are always very hard to find, so don’t miss this opportunity to purchase one in Proof 70 condition! Act now to secure it for your own collection.
This 2016 Switzerland Shooting Festival Thaler - Ticino Silver Proof Fr.50 NGC PF70 UC 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:||2016|
|Weight in Grams:||25 g|
|Weight in Ounces:||0.8038 oz|
While Swiss Shooting Thaler coins may not be well known among collectors, those who do collect them hold them in the highest regard. Find out what is so exciting about these coins, and what is available right now!