1 Thaler - Franz Joseph I Third German Shooting Festival
|Country||Austria - Habsburg|
|Emperor||Franz Joseph (1848-1916)|
|Value||1 Feinthaler (1.5)|
|Currency||Austro-Hungarian gulden (decimalized, 1857-1892)|
Unusual World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
The Third German Shooting Festival
Crowned Imperial eagle
III DEUTSCHES BUNDES SCHIESSEN IN WIEN 1868
Engraver: Johann Schwerdtner
WIR WOLLEN SEIN EIN EINIG VOLK VON BRUDERN
Translation: We want to be a single people of brethren
Engraver: Václav Seidan
The reverse legend is taken from Schiller's "William Tell" who himself took it from the Rütlischwur, a legendary oath of the Old Swiss Confederacy dated 1307.
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