Switzerland 1934-B 100 francs

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Goldberg sale 60, lot 2568
photo courtesy Ira and Larry Goldberg

This coin was minted in Bern in 1934 for Switzerland. This specimen was lot 2568 in Goldberg sale 60 (Beverly Hills, September 2010), where it sold for $2,357.50. The catalog description[1] noted, "Switzerland. 100 Francs, 1934-B. Federal Shooting Festival in Fribourg. Mintage of 2,000 pieces struck. Crowned oval shield. Reverse: Rifleman standing. NGC graded MS-65." This coin (some call it a medal) is one of a series of shooting festival commemoratives issued since the early nineteenth century. Most are struck to the module of a silver five francs; this one is gold and is rare. The data for this coin is taken from the 1993 edition of the SCWC as the shooting festival commemoratives are no longer listed in the current edition.

Recorded mintage: 2,000.

Specification: 25.9 g, .900 fine gold, .749 troy oz AGW.

Catalog reference: Fr-505; KM-X#S19.


  • [1]Ira and Larry Goldberg, Goldberg sale 60: the pre-Long Beach sale, Beverly Hills, 2010.
  • Friedberg, Arthur L. and Ira S. Friedberg, Gold Coins of the World, From Ancient Times to the Present, 7th ed., Clifton, NJ: Coin and Currency Institute, 2003.
  • Michael, Thomas, and Tracy L. Schmidt, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000, 47th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2019.
  • Richter, Juerg, and Ruedi Kunzmann, Neuer HMZ-Katalog, Band 2: Die Münzen der Schweiz und Liechtensteins 15//16. Jahrhundert bis Gegenwart, Regenstauf, Germany: H. Gietl Verlag GmbH, 2006.

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