Switzerland 1865 5 francs

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Goldberg sale 72, lot 6231
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This specimen was lot 6231 in Goldberg sale 72 (Los Angeles, February 2013), where it sold for $506. The catalog description[2] noted, "Switzerland. 5 Francs, 1865. For the Federal Shooting Festival at Schaffhausen. NGC graded MS-64." This is the sixth in a series of "shooting festival thalers" issued by the confederation of Switzerland, starting with Solothurn (Dav-377, 1855), Bern (Dav-378, 1857), Zurich (Dav-379, 1859), Nidwalden (Dav-380, 1861) and La Chaux-de-Fonds (Dav-381, 1863). The series continues to the present day but at some point they ceased to be legal tender and became strictly medals.

Recorded mintage: 10,000.

Specification: 25 g, .835 fine silver.

Catalog reference: Dav-382; KM-XS8.

Source:

  • Bruce, Colin R., George Cuhaj and Thomas Michael, Unusual World Coins, 5th Ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2007.
  • Davenport, John S., European Crowns and Talers, Since 1800, 2nd Ed., London: Spink & Son, 1964.
  • [2]Ira and Larry Goldberg, Goldberg sale 72: The Pre-Long Beach Auction, Los Angeles, CA: Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, 2013.

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