Swiss 1881 Silver Shooting Festival 5 Francs Fribourg Switzerland catalog R-403a
Confederation Shooting Festival 5 Francs ("Shooting Thaler")
struck for the Shooting Festival in Fribourg commemorating the Entry of Fribourg and Solothurn into the Swiss Confederation 400 years earlier in 1481
With a Mintage of only 30,000 pieces, this is an incredibly superb high-grade example from this popular and highly collectible series.
Designer: Edouard Durossel, Berne
Weight: 25,00 g.
Diameter: 37 mm
Catalogs: KM#S15, Richter-403a, Krause-83, Martin-217, Davenport 389, HMZ 2-1343m
Obverse: Female laureated and to gate personification of the Swiss Confederation, holding Swiss flag and olive branch. A shooter holding a crossbow and an armored foot soldier, holding sword and axe, both leaning on shields.
Legend: ENTREE DE FRIBOURG & SOLEURE DANS LA CONFEDERATION SUISSE 1481
Translated: "Entry of Fribourg and Solothurn into the Swiss Confederation 1481"
Reverse: Swiss cross within ray of lights above arms of Bern in front of crossed rifles and wreath. Denomination (5 Fr.) below.
Legend: TIR FEDERAL A FRIBOURG 1881 ("Federal shoot in Fribourg") - 5 Fr
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