Switzerland 1939-B 100 francs
This specimen was lot 31075 in Heritage sale 3029 (New York, January 2014), where it sold for $881.25. The catalog description noted, "Confederation gold 100 Francs 1939-B, MS64 PCGS. A beauty with glowing luster and gold toning." The SCWC has pushed all the shooting festival issues into its Unusual World Coins catalog, labeling them medals, not coins. This type was accompanied by a silver five francs (KM S20).
Recorded mintage: 6,000.
Specification: 17.5 g, .900 fine gold.
Catalog reference: KM-X-S21.
- Bierrenbach, Cristiano, Stuart Levine and Bruce Lorich, Heritage World and Ancient Coins Auction 3029, featuring Selections from the Eric P. Newman Collection, Part III, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2013.
- Richter, Juerg, and Ruedi Kunzmann, Neuer HMZ-Katalog, Band 2: Die Münzen der Schweiz und Liechtensteins 15//16. Jahrhundert bis Gegenwart, Regenstauf, Germany: H. Gietl Verlag GmbH, 2006.
- Bruce, Colin R., and Thomas Michael, Unusual World Coins, 5th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2007.