Switzerland 1990 1000 francs Fr-513
This specimen was lot 3418 in Stack's Bowers NYINC sale (New York, January 2017), where it sold for $2,350. The catalog description noted, "SWITZERLAND. 1,000 Franc, 1990. NGC PROOF-68. Struck for the Federal Shooting Festival in Winterthur. From a mintage of only 400 pieces. Highly lustrous and attractive showing no marks, lines or breaks in frosting. Housed in an older generation NGC holder." This shooting festival token had a nominal face value during the festival which ended once the festival was over. However, as it continues a old tradition of such pieces, the series (in gold and silver) remains popular and is mentioned in Friedberg and the SCWC Unusual World Coins. This one, the seventh in the modern series, is accompanied by a silver fifty francs (KM XS34).
Recorded mintage: 400.
Specification: 26 g, .900 fine gold, .752 troy oz AGW.
Catalog reference: Fr-513; Bruce-S35; HMZ-2-1346g.
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