1881, Switzerland, Fribourg (Canton). Silver Shooting Thaler (5 Franken) Coin. AU+
Mint Year: 1881 Mintage: 30,000 pcs. Medallist: E. Durossel Region: Fribourg (Switzerland) References: Davenport 389, HMZ 2-1343m, Martin 217, KM-X17. Condition: Numerous tiny bag-marks and small scratches, light edge-hits, otherwise a nice AU+ Denomination: 5 Francs ("Shooting Thaler") - Commemorating the Entry of Fribourg and Solothurn into the Swiss Confederation " 1481 Material: Silver (.835) Weight: 24.94gm Diameter: 37mm
Obverse: Female laureate and togate personification of the Swiss Confederation, holding Swiss flang and olive branch. A shooter holding a crossbow and an armoured foot soldier, holding sword and axe, both leaning on shields. Legend: ENTREE DE FRIBOURG & SOLEURE DANS LA CONFEDERATION SUISSE / 1481 Translated: "Entry of Fribourg and Solothurn into the Swiss Confederation / 1481"
Reverse: Swiss cross within ray of lights above arms of Bern in front of crossed rifles and wreath. Denomination (5 Fr.) below. Legend: TIR FEDERAL A FRIBOURG 1881 ("Federal shoot in Fribourg") - 5 Fr
Fribourg, is the capital of the Swiss canton of Fribourg and the district of Sarine. It is located on both sides of the river Saane/Sarine, on the Swiss plateau, and is an important economic, administrative and educational center on the cultural border between German and French Switzerland (Romandy). Its Old City, one of the best maintained in Switzerland, sits on a small rocky hill above the valley of the Sarine.
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