1879, Switzerland, Basel. Large Silver Shooting Thaler (5 Francs) Coin. Xf For SaleCoinWorldTV
1879, Switzerland, Basel. Large Silver Shooting Thaler (5 Francs) Coin. XF!
Mint Year: 1879
Region: Basel (Switzerland)
Denomination: 5 Francs ("Shooting Thaler")
Condition: Contact marks in obverse fields, scattered yellowish toning spots, otherwise XF!
Material: Silver (.835)
Obverse: Winged dragon holding the coat of arms of Basel with value below surrounded by a circle of shields.
Legend: EIDG. SCHÜTZENFEST IN BASEL 1879 / 5 Fr.
Reverse: Front facing walking laborer with long double handed sword in hand.
Legend: DAS SCHWERT ZUR HAND IM HERZEN GOTT. SO WIRD D. SCHWEIZER NIE Z. SPOTT
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Basel is Switzerland's third most populous city. Located in northwest Switzerland on the river Rhine, Basel functions as a major industrial centre for the chemical and pharmaceutical industry. The city borders both Germany and France. The Basel region, culturally extending into German Baden-Württemberg and French Alsace, reflects the heritage of its three states in the modern Latin name: "Regio TriRhena". It has the oldest university of the Swiss Confederation (1460).
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