Switzerland 500 Francs 2024, Jura Shooting Festival. Gold Proof

Switzerland 500 Francs 2024, Jura Shooting Festival. Gold Proof



$2,135.00

Available: End March 2024.

The Swiss tradition of marksmanship was established during the old Swiss Confederacy in the 15th century, when festival participants used crossbows in shooting contests. The legend of William Tell recalls this tradition. In modern times, a shooting festival is held every year in a different canton. As many as 50,000 marksmen have participated in some. In 2024 a Cantonal Shooting Festival will be held in the northern canton of Jura from June 21 to July 7. Eleven shooting ranges are taking part. Silver and gold versions of the traditional coins used to help mark and promote the event will be available in what has been a tradition since the 19th century.

• The gold 500 franc has a much lower mintage of just 150 coins and distribution is allocated based on orders from last year.
It is .999 fine gold and weighs ½ troy ounce. It is 33 millimeters (1.3 inches) in diameter. Cost is $2,135.00.
Subject to availability.

The designs are identical except for the expression of value on the reverse. The obverse shows a profile half-length bust of a young woman in traditional dress facing a horse below the French legend Tir Cantonal Jurassien 2024 (Jura Cantonal Shooting Festival 2024). The reverse shows the cantonal arms in front of a pair of crossed rifles. CONVERTIBLE À LA FÊTE DE TIR and Einlösbar AM SCHÜTZENFEST in French and German the top means “redeemable at the shooting festival.”
Coins should be ready to ship in mid-March Your order will be charged when shipped. Please order before it is too late.