WJG Swiss Shooting Talers

2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
Current
Rank
2
Set
Complete
100.00%
Set
Rating
65.096
GPA with
Top Bonuses
65.096
GPA
Weighted
64.769
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.

It should be noted that PCGS does not recognize prooflikes in this coin series.

Image Item PCGS # Date Denom Grade PCGS # Pop PCGS # Pop Higher Pop Pop Higher Comments
1842 Graubunden Chur (4 Francs) 887142 1842 4 Fr MS66 4 2 42
Prooflike
1847 Glarus (40 Batz) 887144 1847 40 Batz MS65 5 0 50
1851 Geneva (10 Francs) 882994 1851 10 Fr MS62 5 4 54
I have trouble understanding why this coin is not given more weight in the series. It has by far the lowest mintage and lowest population of any coin in the series. Perhaps it's because it is not commonly recognized as part of the series. It is difficult to obtain. I have had two; one was clearly damaged. I had to pay a premium for this one.
1855 Solothurn 887146 1855 5 Fr MS63 3 3 43
Prooflike - I have had two of these coins, an MS62 and now an MS63. The MS62 had distinct raised hairlines, raised meaning the lines were on the die. Now the MS63 I have does not have the hairlines. This can only mean there was more than one die used to strike the coins, or the die developed hairlines probably through polishing of the die.
1857 Bern 887148 1857 5 Fr MS64 16 5 165
1859 Zurich 887150 1859 5 Fr MS65 6 6 67
1861 Nidwalden 887152 1861 5 Fr MS64 6 7 67
Prooflike
1863 La Chaux 887154 1863 5 Fr MS66 4 0 40
1865 Schaffhau 887156 1865 5 Fr MS65 11 11 1111
1867 Schwyz 887158 1867 5 Fr MS64 23 15 2315
1869 Zug 887160 1869 5 Fr MS64 9 4 94
1872 Zurich 887162 1872 5 Fr MS65 6 5 65
1874 St. Gallen 887164 1874 5 Fr MS66 21 3 213
1876 Lausanne 887166 1876 5 Fr MS64 23 27 2327
1879 Basel 887168 1879 5 Fr MS64 18 16 2920
1881 Fribourg 887170 1881 5 Fr MS64 21 11 2111
Prooflike Cameo
1883 Lugano 887172 1883 5 Fr MS66 12 5 125
1885 Bern 887174 1885 5 Fr MS65 32 20 3220
1934 Fribourg 887176 1934 B 5 Fr MS66 48 22 4924
Prooflike
1934 Fribourg (Gold 100 Francs) 887178 1934-B 100 Fr MS67 8 0 80
Prooflike Cameo in OGH holder
1939 Luzern 887179 1939 B 5 Fr MS66 21 7 217
1939 Luzern (Gold 100 Francs) 887180 1939 B 100 Fr MS66 9 0 90

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 at 11/24/2012 6:56 AM by Roark

Outstanding set. Wish there were more pictures.

Posted at 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 at 9/3/2012 5:53 AM by CRAIGKEPLINGER

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