2018 Switzerland 100 Francs 5-oz Silver Shooting Festival Thaler Proof

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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 festivals to celebrate and have people compete in marksmanship. 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 – but the festival did not. From 1842-1939, shooting thalers were issued to commemorate event. Modern thalers have been issued since 1984. Now, this 2018 Switzerland five ounce Silver Shooting Thaler Proof becomes the latest issue to join the series.

  • THE FIRST EVER FIVE OUNCE SHOOTING THALER -- This 2018 Silver Shooting Thaler Proof is the first ever five ounce silver issue in the entire series.


  • STUNNING HELVETICA DESIGN – The obverse features a bare breasted Helvetica, the allegorical figure who represents Switzerland, standing against a backdrop of a Swiss landscape. She holds a rifle in her right hand and extends a laurel wreath, a symbol of honors bestowed upon the winners at the festival, with her left.


  • FOUR NINE FINE SILVER WITH PROOF FINISH—Each of these 2018 Shooting Thaler Proofs was struck from five ounces of 99.9% fine silver. The coins have a proof finish that is fitting of their exclusivity.


  • FESTIVAL TENDER – The 2018 5-oz Silver Shooting Thaler is technically redeemable for its face value – 100 francs – at the festival itself, but it is not legal tender.


  • A LIMITED MINTAGE – Just 500 2018 five ounce Silver Shooting Thaler Proofs were minted.

While the Swiss Shooting Thaler dates back nearly two hundred years, the history behind it goes even further back to the original shooting festivals. That provides the sort of 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 its popularity, its mintage numbers remain extremely low, so order this 2018 five ounce Silver Shooting Thaler Proof at GovMint.com while you still can!

Year of Issue 2018
Country Switzerland
Composition Silver
Purity 0.9990
Condition Proof
Denomination 100.00
Currency Type Francs
Weight 5 Ounces - oz
Dimensions 65mm
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