Spurius Afranius
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12 November, 14:22

Swiss shooting festival coins

Swiss shooting festival coins
The defense of the native country, region and city is a tradition of the German territories. In the Middle Ages, the city militias or the militias of the territories held reviews during which archers competed. In an earlier period, arrows from a crossbow, then from firearms. In Switzerland, competitions were held at the cantonal level, then at the federal level. They are passing now. Shooting festivals, their popularity and prestige have made a huge contribution to strengthening the defense capability of Switzerland. The prestige of the Swiss soldiers was great. This is evidenced by the fact that the popes recruit their guard only from the Swiss.
On Violity sold a beautiful gold coin of 100 francs, issued in honor of the shooting festival in Lucerne.  
100 francs, 1939, shooting festival in Lucerne
100 francs, 1939, shooting festival in Lucerne
100 francs, 1939, shooting festival in Lucerne
100 francs, 1939, shooting festival in Lucerne
100 francs, 1939, shooting festival in Lucerne
100 francs, 1939, shooting festival in Lucerne
Coins in honor of shooting festivals (shooting thalers) were first minted in 1842 in honor of the shooting festival in the city of Kurz by the authorities of the canton of Graubünden. The denomination of the coin is 4 francs.
4 francs, 1842 shooting festival, Chur, Canton of Graubünden
4 francs, 1842 shooting festival, Chur, Canton of Graubünden
Subsequently, since 1848, rifle thalers were minted by the Swiss federal government. The first such 5-franc coin was minted in honor of the Shooting Festival in Solothurn.
5 francs, 1848 Solothurn shooting festival
5 francs, 1848 Solothurn shooting festival
Rifle thalers between 1848 up to 1934 were minted under federal law and were legal tender until 1939.
The first (trial) gold coin was dedicated to the shooting festival in Schaffhausen. Not put into circulation.
5 francs, 1865, shooting festival Schaffhausen
5 francs, 1865, shooting festival Schaffhausen
An interesting example is the 100 francs minted from gold in honor of the shooting festival in Friborg in 1934.
100 francs, Friborg Shooting Festival, 1934
100 francs, Friborg Shooting Festival, 1934
In the period after World War II, coinage in honor of shooting festivals was actively continued.
1000 francs Oberhasle Shooting Festival 1984
1000 francs Oberhasle Shooting Festival 1984



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