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Switzerland (Bern) Shooting Thaler  1885
Switzerland (Bern) Shooting Thaler 1885

This is an old 5 franc shooting thaler from the city of Bern, Switzerland. Schutzenfest means, essentially, shooting party or shooting competition. Shooting thalers are more common than one would suppose. They are avidly collected.

The specimen in our main picture is in great shape. It comes from Heritage Auctions and is quite beautiful. Most thalers you see are not quite as nice.

Approximate catalog values run like this:

worn: $40 US dollars
average circulated: $100
well preserved: $320
fully uncirculated: $550

Please read our Terminology page to understand how catalog values work.

Coin: 21326 , Genre: Central Europe North South
Requested by: Zee.rhino67@Gmail.com, Tue, 28-Jun-2016 03:39:24 GMT
Answered by: Paul, Thu, 30-Jun-2016 23:32:01 GMT
Requester description: 1885 1885 EIDGENOSSISCHES SCHUTZENFEST IN BERN 5Fr.a bear in a what looks like a shield on the top of the sheild a cross what looks a sparkiling cross with some kinda flowers and ribbons around the shield on one side might be back of the coin and in front of the coin it is written DEM BUND ZUM SCHUTZ DEM FEIND ZUM TRUTZ WITH A MAN STANDING SHIELD FROM HEAD TO FEET A HOLDING A SWORD WITH A SHIELD AND A BEAR BEHIND HIM ON THE OTHER SIDE OF HIM 5Fr DEM BUND ZUM SCHUTZ DEM FEIND ZUM TRUTZ E.DURUSSEL ON FRONT OF COIN ON BACK EIDGENOSSISCHES SCHUTZENFEST IN BEIN 1885 5Fr C.BUHLER INV
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