1876, Switzerland, Vaud (Canton). Silver Shooting Thaler (5 Franken) Coin. XF-AU!
Mint Year: 1876 Mintage: 20.000 pcs. Designer: Edouard Durussel Region: Lausanne (Switzerland) References: Davenport 387, KM-XS13. R! Denomination: 5 Francs ("Shooting Thaler") Condition: Dark toning, otherwise a nice XF-AU! Material: Silver (.835) Weight: 25.04gm Diameter: 37mm
Obverse: Bridge in front of city-view of Lausanne. Legend: TIR FÉDÉRAL DE 1876 LAUSANNE Translated: "Federal shoot of 1876 Lausanne"
Reverse: Two standing female figures shaking hands, flags, fasces and shields of Switzerland / Lousanne in the background. Vine tree to left. Legend: POUR ETRE FORTS SOYONS UNIS – 5 F Translated: "Let us be strong and united – 5 Francs"
The canton of Vaud (French pronunciation: [vo], German: Waadt) is the third largest of the Swiss cantons by population and fourth by size. It is located in Romandy, the French-speaking western part of the country; and borders the canton of Neuchâtel to the north, the cantons of Fribourg and Bern to the east, Valais and Lake Geneva to the south, the canton of Geneva to the south-west and France (Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes and Bourgogne-Franche-Comté) to the west.
The capital and biggest city is Lausanne, officially designated "Olympic Capital" by the International Olympic Committee and hosts many international sports organizations. As of 2017 the canton has a population of 793,129.
Lausanne is a city in Romandy, the French-speaking part of Switzerland, and is the capital of the canton of Vaud. The seat of the district of Lausanne, the city is situated on the shores of Lake Geneva (French: Lac Léman). It faces the French town of Évian-les-Bains, with the Jura mountains to its north-west. Lausanne is located 62 km (39 mi) northeast of Geneva.
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