1949, Switzerland (Confederation). Silver "Graubunden-Chur" Shooting Medal. UNC!
Mint Year: 1949 Mint Place: Bern (B) References: Richter 857a, KM-. Condition: Minor dark-oxidation spots, otherwise a nicely toned UNC! Denomination: Shooting Medal - Graubunden-Chur Shooting Festival of 1949 Weight: 15.32gm Diameter: 33mm Material: Silver
Obverse: Kneeled shooter looking right while reloading a rifle. Legend: EIDGENÖSSISCHES SCHÜTZENFEST CHUR 1949 Translated: "Confederative Shooting Festival, Chur 1949"
Reverse: Coat-of-arms of Chur-Graubunden above mint letter (B). Legend: SCHWEIZERISCHEN SCHÜTZENVEREIN 1824-1940 Translated: "Swiss shooting society 1824-1940"
Chur or Coire is the capital and largest town of the Swiss canton of Grisons and lies in the Grisonian Rhine Valley, where the Rhine turns towards the north, in the northern part of the canton. The city, which is located on the right bank of the Rhine, is reputedly the oldest town of Switzerland. The official language of Chur is (the Swiss variety of Standard) German, but the main spoken language is the local variant of the High Alemannic Swiss German dialect.