Swiss 1881 Silver Shooting Medal 5 Francs Fribourg Switzerland R-403a PCGS MS62
Confederation Shooting Festival 5 Francs ("Shooting Thaler")
Authenticity is certified by PCGS Professional Coin Grading Service as MS62
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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