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1999 Switzerland Silver Shooting Thaler Sion Proof
Commemorate the Historic Swiss Shooting Festival with These Beautiful Silver Thaler!
Switzerland is divided into Swiss cantons, similar to states in the United States. In the 1800s and early 1900s, these cantons held Shooting Festivals as a fundraiser to support orphans and widows of soldiers who had died in battle. Prizes were awarded to sharp shooters and commemorative medals were minted for each festival. Although the purpose for the festival has changed the tradition continues and draws 200,000-300,000 people every year.
This year’s version of the Shooting Thaler commemorated the 1999 Wallis Festival in Sion. One side of the coin features a full-figure depiction of Helvetia with a shield. The other side of the coin features a wreath, crossed rifles, and a shield with stars.
- Gem Proof Condition-- Manufactured using highly polished planchets and struck multiple times creates a beautiful frosted look on the raise parts of the design, with a mirror-like finish in the background.
- Classic and Modern Era Coins-- The classic era of Shooting Thalers was from 1842-1939. After the production of these coins was paused due to World War II, the Shooting Thalers were reintroduced in 1984 and the modern era for these coins began.
- High Quality and Beautiful Designs-- Each piece contains 25 grams of 90% silver and Shooting Thalers are well-known for their beautiful and intricate designs depicting marksmanship, heraldry, Swiss patriotism, and various cantonal themes.
- Limited Mintage -- Shooting Thalers sell out every year but we have obtained some scarce, backdated issues. Only 1,500 1999 Shooting Thalers are available.
The Shooting Thalers are very popular due to their long-running connection with the Swiss Shooting Festivals that are a pillar of Swiss culture and are held throughout the great nation of Switzerland. Because of the popularity of the Shooting Thaler, it is very difficult to acquire these special coins. Don’t miss this special opportunity! Order a 1999 Silver Thaler today to get your hands on a piece of Swiss tradition!
|Year of Issue||1999|
|Coin Weight||25 Grams - g|