1999 Switzerland 50 Franc 25 Gram Shooting Festival Thaler – Sion Silver Proof NGC PF70UC Swiss Label

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Share in the Alpine Nation’s Annual Celebration of Marksmanship

 

Since the 1400s when it was referred to as the “Old Swiss Confederacy,” Switzerland has held annual Schützenfest festivals where contestants match their marksmanship skills in target shooting competitions. The first festivals were held with crossbows – the weapon that William Tell famously used to shoot an apple off his son’s head. In the 1800s, the weapons changed to rifles and the festival has continued through today.

 

While various medals and cups were presented to the winners, special Swiss “Shooting Thalers” were issued to the general public from 1842-1939 to commemorate the event. They are distinguished from the shooting medals by their uniform size and temporary legal-tender status. Production of these special Thalers was suspended due to World War II, and the Shooting Thalers were not reintroduced until 1984.

 

Now, you can obtain the 1999 silver proof that was issued to commemorate the Wallis Festival in Sion. It features a full-figured depiction of Helvetia on one side and a wreath, crossed rifles and a shield with stars on the other. Your 1999 Switzerland Shooting Festival Thaler – Sion Silver Proof has been graded by the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) to be in perfect Proof-70 Ultra Cameo (PF70UC) condition, a distinction that means your perfectly-graded proof will have ZERO imperfections – showing all features and fields exactly as the engraver and mint intended! Plus, your proof has also been sonically sealed in a museum-quality holder with an exclusive Switzerland label.

 

While the Swiss Shooting Thaler dates back nearly two hundred years, the history behind it goes even further back to the original shooting festivals, thus providing a connection with the past that few modern coins can match. The series has become increasingly popular in recent years, especially among collectors who have a passion for marksmanship. Despite their popularity, mintage numbers for Shooting Thalers remain extremely low, so order this 1998 Switzerland Shooting Festival Thaler – Schwyz Silver Proof at GovMint.com while you still can!

 

  • 1999 DESIGN IN THE SHOOTING THALER SERIES – The 1999 Switzerland Shooting Festival Thaler – Sion Silver Proof features a full-figured depiction of Helvetia on one side and a wreath, crossed rifles and a shield with stars on the other.

 

  • STRUCK IN PRECIOUS METAL – Your Sion Silver Proof was struck in 25 grams of 90% silver.

 

  • UNIQUE FESTIVAL TENDER DENOMINATION – While this proof is not a legal-tender coin, it does bear a “Festival Value” making it technically redeemable for its face values. This 25-gram silver Proof has a face value of 50 Francs.

 

  • GRADED IN PERFECT CONDITION – Your 1999 Switzerland Shooting Festival Thaler – Sion Silver Proof was graded by the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) to be in perfect Proof-70 Ultra Cameo (PF70UC) condition, a distinction that means your perfectly-graded proof will have ZERO imperfections – showing all features and fields exactly as the engraver and mint intended! Your proof has also been sonically sealed in a museum-quality holder with an exclusive Switzerland label.

 

  • EXTREMELY LIMITED MINTAGE – The Sion Silver Proof is from a limited edition of just 1,500.

 

Shooting Thalers sell out every year at the Swiss Mint, making these coins highly sought-after commodities in the secondary market.

Year of Issue 1999
Country Switzerland
Composition Silver
Purity 0.9000
Condition Proof
Grade PF70UCAM
Denomination 50.00
Currency Type Francs
Coin Weight 25 Grams - g
Dimensions 37mm
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