Lucerne Shooting Festival First To Show Two Taler Shooting, Due To Global Events
By Coin & Currency Institute ……
Switzerland the annual shooting taler is now available for preorder before the release date of late January to mid February. The 2021 issue will be different from the previous one.
The Swiss Shooting Festival dates back to the 15th century when festival attendees used bows in shooting contests. The legend of William Tell remember this tradition. Another tradition since the 19th century has been the beating of silver and gold versions of the traditional coins that were used to help mark and promote the event. In modern times, the Territory and Territory Shooting Festival is held annually and the Federal Shooting Festival is held every five years.
In 2020, the Federal Shooting Festival is scheduled for July Lucerne but COVID-19 forces its cancellation until 11 June to 11 July 2021, making the 2020 Lucerne Federal Shooting Festival the first festival to have two coins – one dated 2020, and one dated 2021.
50 francs silver Proof shooting talers sold out last year and late orders were not fulfilled. This year’s print is the same, with only 1,000 coins. It is .900 fine silver, weighs 25 grams, and is 37 millimeters (1.45 inches) in diameter. It costs $ 149.75 USD. The 500 franc gold has a mint for 2021 of only 125 coins. It is .999 pure gold and weighs ½ troy ounce. It’s 33 millimeters (1.3 inches) in diameter. It costs $ 1,985. Deliveries will be made from late January to mid February.
The front features the classic allegorical goddess appearance Helvetia, the personification of Swiss Confederation. The opposite departs from the usual crossed rifle motif and instead shows iconic Lion of Lucerne, stone reliefs in the medieval part of the city dating from 1821. It commemorates Swiss Guard who were massacred in 1792 in battle during French revolution. It is one of the most famous monuments in Switzerland, visited annually by around 1.4 million tourists.
This problem can be obtained from Coin & Currency Institute, PO Box 399, Williston, Vermont 05495. They can be viewed and ordered online at www.coin-currency.com. $ 5.75 must be added to each order for shipping and handling. Major credit cards accepted. Toll free telephone 1-800-421-1866. Fax: (802) 536-4787. Email: [email protected].
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