1885, Switzerland, Bern (Canton). Silver 5 Francs Shooting Thaler Coin.
Mint Year: 1881
Region: Bern (Switzerland)
Medallist: E. Durossel / C. Bühler
Denomination: 5 Francs ("Shooting Thaler")
References: Davenport 391, HMZ 2-1343o, KM-XS17.
Material: Silver (.835)
Obverse: Female personification of the Swiss confederation, armoured and togated, holding sword and leaning on bear (arms of Bern).
Legend: DEM BUND ZUM SCHUTZ – DEM FEIND ZUM TRUTZ ("For protection of the Confederation – For defiance of the enemy!"
Exergue: E. DURUSSEL (designer’s signature)
Reverse: Swiss cross within ray of lights above arms of Bern infront of crossed rifles and wreath. Denomination (5 Fr.) below.
Legend: EIDGENOSSISCHES SCHÜTZENFEST IN BERN ("Confederational Shooting Festival in Bern") . 1885
The canton of Bern is the second largest of the 26 Swiss cantons. Located in west-central Switzerland, it borders the Canton of Jura and the Canton of Solothurn to the north. To the west lie the Canton of Neuchâtel, the Canton of Fribourg and Vaud. To the south lies the Valais. East of the canton of Bern lie the cantons of Uri, Nidwalden, Obwalden, Lucerne and Aargau. The canton of Bern is bilingual (French and German). The cantonal capital, also the Federal capital, is Bern.