5 Francs Solothurn Shooting Festival

Features

Country Switzerland
Period Federal State (1848-date)
Type Non-circulating coin
Year 1855
Value 5 Francs (5)
Currency Shooting Thaler (1842-date)
Composition Silver (.900)
Weight 25 g
Diameter 37.00 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Demonetized Yes
Number N# 27037
Numista (https://numista.com)
References HMZ 2# 1343a,
Jürg Richter, Ruedi Kunzmann; 2006. Der neue HMZ-Katalog / Band. 2. Die Münzen der Schweiz und Liechtensteins : 15./16. Jahrhundert bis Gegenwart. Gietl Verlag, Regenstauf, Germany.
Richter SS# 1117,
Jürg Richter; 2018. Die Schützentaler und Schützenmedaillen der Schweiz (2nd edition). Gietl Verlag, Regenstauf, Germany.
Dav ECT# 377,
John Stewart Davenport; 1964. European Crowns and Talers Since 1800 (2nd edition in one volume of "European Crowns sinc). Spink & Son, London, United Kingdom.
KrSwiss# 217,
Delbert Ray Krause, Lawrence Block; 1965. Swiss Shooting Talers and Medals. Whitman Publishing Company, Racine, Wisconsin, United States.
X# S3
George S. Cuhaj (editor); 2011. Unusual World Coins. Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, USA.

Commemorative issue

Solothurn Shooting Festival

Series: Shooting thalers

Obverse

Helvetia seated, facing left, wearing laurel wreath and toga, with right arm raised and holding shield with coat of arms of Switzerland in left hand. Plow and wheat spikes to the right. Mountains in the background.

Lettering:
HELVETIA
A . BOVY

Engraver: Antoine Bovy

Antoine Bovy, born in Geneva on 14 December 1795 and died in the same town on 18 September 1877, is a Swiss sculptor and medalist naturalized French.

Designer: Friedrich Fisch

Reverse

Wreath formed of oak and alpine rose branches tied with ribbon below.

Lettering:
5 Fr.
1855

Engraver: Antoine Bovy

Antoine Bovy, born in Geneva on 14 December 1795 and died in the same town on 18 September 1877, is a Swiss sculptor and medalist naturalized French.

Designer: Friedrich Fisch

Edge

Lettering: EIDGEN. FREISCHIESEN * SOLOTHURN 1855 *

Translation: Federal shooting Solothurn.

Mint

Munich, Germany (1158-date)

Comments

The edge lettering contains a spelling mistake. Coins with the correct spelling ("FREISCHIESSEN") are counterfeits.

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC
1855  3 000 835.95

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Past sales

Pictures Sale Date Grade Price
Picture 1 of a sold 5 Francs (Solothurn Shooting Festival)Picture 1 of a sold 5 Francs (Solothurn Shooting Festival)Picture 1 of a sold 5 Francs (Solothurn Shooting Festival)Picture 1 of a sold 5 Francs (Solothurn Shooting Festival)
Heritage Auctions
2021 January 21 - 22 NYINC World & Ancient Coins Platinum & Signature Auction - Dallas 3089
Lot 30262
Jan 21, 2021 UNC
(PCGS MS64)
12 600.00 USD
(incl. buyer's premium)
Picture 1 of a sold 5 Francs (Solothurn Shooting Festival)Picture 1 of a sold 5 Francs (Solothurn Shooting Festival)
Stacks Bowers
August 2020 Auction
Lot 23653
Aug 5, 2020 AU
(PCGS AU Details (Cleaned))
1 200.00 USD
(+ buyer's premium)
Picture 1 of a sold 5 Francs (Solothurn Shooting Festival)Picture 1 of a sold 5 Francs (Solothurn Shooting Festival)
Heritage Auctions
2019 January 15 - 16 World Coins Signature Internet Auction - Dallas 3072
Lot 37921
Jan 15, 2019 AU Unsold
Picture 1 of a sold 5 Francs (Solothurn Shooting Festival)Picture 1 of a sold 5 Francs (Solothurn Shooting Festival)
V. Gadoury
Auction 2019
Lot 1960
Nov 15, 2019 XF
(traces de nettoyage)
835.95 USD
(700.00 EUR)
(+ buyer's premium)
Picture 1 of a sold 5 Francs (Solothurn Shooting Festival)Picture 1 of a sold 5 Francs (Solothurn Shooting Festival)
Heritage Auctions
2006 September Long Beach, CA Signature World Coin Auction 419
Lot 52646
Sep 15, 2006 XF
(cleaned)
891.25 USD
(+ buyer's premium)

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