WJG Swiss Shooting Talers

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About this set: Switzerland has high regard for guns. The private militia keep their weapons at home. Switzerland has one of the highest guns per capita ratio in the world. Greater than 5% of the population are part of the militia. Shooting festival competitions have been widely held in Switzerland since 1824. The most recent was in 2005 and the next one will be in 2010. Initially they were held by the cantons. Since the formation of the Swiss Confederation in 1848, they have been held by the Confederation in various cities. Coins (such as these in this series) and medals have been awarded to the marksmen. Usually about 50,000 marksmen attend the festivals. The festivals have been declared a factor of Swiss unity and direct democracy.

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WJG Swiss Shooting Talers
ImagePCGS No.ItemDenomGradePopPop HigherOwner's Comments
8871421842 Graubunden Chur (4 Francs)4 FrMS6621
8871441847 Glarus (40 Batz)40 BatzMS6530
8829941851 Geneva (10 Francs)10 FrMS6210I have trouble understanding why this coin is not given more weight in the ...
8871461855 Solothurn5 FrMS6322I have had two of these coins, an MS62 and now an MS63. The MS62 had disti...
8871481857 Bern5 FrMS6482
8871501859 Zurich5 FrMS6532
8871521861 Nidwalden5 FrMS6444
8871541863 La Chaux5 FrMS6630
8871561865 Schaffhau5 FrMS6576
8871581867 Schwyz5 FrMS641310
8871601869 Zug5 FrMS6442
8871621872 Zurich5 FrMS6534
8871641874 St. Gallen5 FrMS66142
8871661876 Lausanne5 FrMS641414
8871681879 Basel5 FrMS641610
8871701881 Fribourg5 FrMS64106
8871721883 Lugano5 FrMS6672
8871741885 Bern5 FrMS651812
8871761934 Fribourg5 FrMS663015
8871781934 Fribourg (Gold 100 Francs)100 FrMS6730
8871791939 Luzern5 FrMS66143
8871801939 Luzern (Gold 100 Francs)100 FrMS6650
Comments
Yes, Craig, you are right. I have had a lot of difficulty finding the Vaud in Mint State. Only three in entire PCGS pop report. PCGS only added the Geneva coin at my suggestion. If / when I get a mint state Vaud, I will suggest they add it to the set. Perhaps I can reference your comment. You helped with this set, because I purchased the 1869 Zug from you. Thanks.
Posted @ 11/24/2012 6:56 AM By Roark
Outstanding set. Wish there were more pictures.
Posted @ 9/6/2012 7:37 AM By coinlieutenant
Great Set! If you include the 1851 Geneva 10Fr, you should also include the 1845 Vaud 1Fr for a "complete" set of denominated coins.
Posted @ 9/3/2012 5:53 AM By CRAIGKEPLINGER