Switzerland Schaffhausen Shooting Thaler 1865
Gorgeous coin, Mike. It is an old 5 franc shooting thaler from the city of Schaffhausen in northern Switzerland. The full inscription reads Eidgenossisches schutzenfest in schaffhausen.
The specimen in our main picture is in great shape. It was sold for 160 euros, about $210 US dollars, by world-renowned auction house Fritz Rudolf Künker GmbH & Co. KG, Osnabruck (Lobke & Wiedemann, Stuttgart, image owners). We chose the Kunker image for educational purposes: it is especially beautiful and therefore quite valuable. Coins of lesser quality are worth much less.
Approximate catalog values run like this:
worn: $40 US dollars
average circulated: $70
well preserved: $220
fully uncirculated: $450
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, Genre: Central Europe North South
Requested by: Mike, Sat, 22-Jun-2013 22:38:22 GMT
Answered by: Paul, Thu, 10-Oct-2013 14:57:08 GMT
Reviewed by CoinQuest. Appraisal ok., Tue, 09-Jun-2015 14:23:51 GMT
Requester description: 1865 20 mm appears to be brass. Side A - Schutzenfest Schaffheausen Eid Side B - 1865 & I believe is a shooting thaler design Thanks
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