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Swiss Shooting Medals (Beautiful Women) Set

Category:  Token & Medals
Owner:  HiHoAudio
Last Modified:  11/23/2014
  
Set Description
When most people think of Swiss Schutzenfest Medals they expect to see serious looking men with beards and rifles eager for competition. However many Shooting medals, especially those designed by Holy Freres and Hans Frei, feature beautiful Swiss women wearing traditional Swiss costumes and hats. The intricate engraving and high relief possible on these medals make them tiny works of art. I feel like I have an entire collection of Mona Lisa's!

Please note that without Rod Moore (Senior) and Rod Moore (Junior) this set would have never been possible. Their honesty, knowledge and enthusiasm for Schutzenfest medals inspired me and they were the previous owners of many of these medals. For this reason this set is dedicated to the Moore Family.

And of course to beautiful women everywhere!

(Set currently under construction with more photos on the way...And if you own any Holy Freres or Hans Frei medals not seen here that fit this theme I would be interested in seeing photos and possibly making an offer.)

Set Goals
This collection is best viewed using the GALLERY mode.

Slot Name
Origin/Country
Item Description
Full Grade
Owner Comments
Pics
View Coin 1844 Basel Swiss Cantons Basel FEST 1844 SWISS SHOOTING R-87b AR 38mm BASEL NGC MEDAL MS 62 Richter 87b
Silver - 38mm
Antoine Bovy
2500 minted
Doesn't fit this set, make me an offer!
View Coin 1849 Aarau Swiss Cantons Aargau FEST 1849 SWISS SHOOTING R-1b AR 37mm AARAU NGC MEDAL MS 62 Richter 1b
Silver - 37mm
Antoine Bovy
1200 minted
The first medal in the Richter book!
View Coin 1895 St. Gallen Swiss Cantons St. Gallen FEST 1895 SWISS SHOOTING R-1168a AR 45mm ST. GALLEN NGC MEDAL MS 64 Richter 1168a
Silver - 45mm
Franz Homberg
800 minted
Mirror like fields. Interesting trades that fit this set considered...
View Coin 1895 Zurich (Winterthur) SWITZERLAND - CANTONS & REPUBLIC FEST 1895 SWISS SHOOTING R-1756b AR 45mm NGC MS 62 Richter 1756b
Silver - 45mm
Georges Hantz
5060 minted
This one looks MS65 to me!
View Coin 1898 Zurich (Ablisgutli) SWITZERLAND - CANTONS & REPUBLIC FEST 1898 SWISS SHOOTLING R-1777-b AR 26mm NGC AU 58 Richter 1777b
Silver - 26mm
Fritz Landry
3000 minted
Mislabeled SHOOTLING
200 were also minted in gold (14.4g) as R-1777a. Wouldn't that be a find!
View Coin 1899 Bern (Langenthal) SWITZERLAND - CANTONS & REPUBLIC FEST 1899 SWISS SHOOTING R-239-a AR 30mm NGC MS 62 Richter 239b
Silver - 30mm
Franz Homberg/R. Munger
850 minted
Mislabeled R-239a
One was minted in gold (21.8g) as R-239a and has an RRRR rating. I wonder who owns it?
View Coin 1901 Luzern SWITZERLAND - CANTONS & REPUBLIC FEST 1901 SWISS SHOOTING R-879b AR 45mm NGC MS 65 Richter 879b
Silver - 45mm
Hans Frei
7000 minted
Matte surfaces
View Coin 1902 Neuchatel Swiss Cantons Neuchatel FEST 1902 SWISS SHOOTING R-986a SILVER 45mm NEUCHATEL NGC MEDAL MS 67 Richter 986a
Silver - 45mm
Bernard Ulysse Jacot
Mintage unknown
A super gem (MS-67) example and perfect in every way.
View Coin 1903 Bern (Biel) SWITZERLAND - CANTONS & REPUBLIC FEST 1903 SWISS SHOOTING R-251-a AR 45mm NGC MS 64 Richter 251a
Silver - 45mm
Holy Freres
693 minted
View Coin 1904 St. Gallen Swiss Cantons St. Gallen FEST 1904 SWISS SHOOTING R-1175a AR 33mm ST. GALLEN NGC MEDAL MS 64 Richter 1175a
Silver - 33mm
Huguenin
4750 minted
Fairly common but very hard to locate in this condition.
View Coin 1904 Zurich SWITZERLAND - CANTONS & REPUBLIC SILVER 1904 SWISS R-1789A ZURICH SHOOTING FESTIVAL NGC MS 62 Richter 1789a
Silver - 27mm
Huguenin
1000 minted
View Coin 1905 Fribourg Swiss Cantons Fribourg FEST 1905 SWISS SHOOTING R-420a AR 33mm NGC MEDAL MS 63 Richter 420a
Silver - 33mm
Holy Freres
858 minted
Die variety #2
(Signed "Holy Frs" on the reverse)
Photo coming...
View Coin 1905 Fribourg SWITZERLAND - CANTONS & REPUBLIC FEST 1905 SWISS SHOOTING R-420a AR 33mm NGC UNC Richter 420a
Silver - 33mm
Holy Freres
858 minted
Die variety #2
(Signed "Holy Frs" on the reverse)
View Coin 1905 Fribourg SWITZERLAND - CANTONS & REPUBLIC FEST 1905 SWISS SHOOTING R-420-a AR 33mm NGC MS 62 Richter 420a
Silver - 33mm
Holy Freres
858 minted
Die variety #1
(Signed "HOLY FRERES" on the reverse)
View Coin 1905 Olten 23mm (Solothurn) Swiss Cantons Solothurn FEST 1905 SWISS SHOOTING R-1128b AR 23mm NGC MEDAL UNC Details Richter 1128b
Silver - 23mm
Holy Freres
795 minted

View Coin 1905 Olten 45mm (Solothurn) SWITZERLAND - CANTONS & REPUBLIC FEST 1905 SWISS SHOOTING R-1127-a AR 45mm NGC MS 65 Richter 1127a
Silver - 45mm
Holy Freres
505 minted
View Coin 1906 Altstatten (St. Gallen) Swiss Cantons St. Gallen FEST 1906 SWISS SHOOTING R-1181d AR 23mm NGC MEDAL MS 62 Richter 1181-d
Silver - 23mm
Holy Freres
1220 minted
View Coin 1906 Bern (Langnau) SWITZERLAND - CANTONS & REPUBLIC FEST 1906 SWISS SHOOTING R-257-a AR 23mm NGC AU 58 Richter 257a
Silver - 23mm
Holy Freres
1447 minted
View Coin 1906 Nyon SWITZERLAND - CANTONS & REPUBLIC SILVER 1906 SWISS R-1610A NYON SHOOTING FESTIVAL NGC MS 64 Richter 1610a
Silver - 33mm
Alfred Jacot-Guillarmod
400 minted
View Coin 1906 Thurgau (Arbon) SWITZERLAND - CANTONS & REPUBLIC FEST 1906 SWISS SHOOTING R-1275a AR 23mm NGC MS 62 Richter 1275a
Silver - 23mm
Holy Freres
726 minted
View Coin 1906 Zurich (Ruti) SWITZERLAND - CANTONS & REPUBLIC FEST 1906 SWISS SHOOTING R-1792-c AR 23mm NGC MS 62 Richter 1792c
Silver - 23mm
Holy Freres
1000 minted
View Coin 1907 Nidwalden (Stans) SWITZERLAND - CANTONS & REPUBLIC FEST 1907 SWISS SHOOTING R-1032-a AR 23mm NGC AU 58 Richter 1032a
Silver - 23mm
Holy Freres
520 minted
An exception to the set featuring a child with a crossbow. Looks MS64 without the bag mark.
View Coin 1908 Appenzell (Walzhausen) Swiss Cantons Appenzell (Walzhausen) FEST 1908 SWISS SHOOTING R-73a AR 24mm APPENZELL - WALZHAUSEN NGC MEDAL MS 63 Richter 73a
Silver - 24mm
Holy Freres
762 minted
View Coin 1908 Ticino (Faido) SWITZERLAND - CANTONS & REPUBLIC FEST 1908 SWISS SHOOTING R-1441-a AR 45mm NGC MS 64 Richter 1441a
Silver - 45mm
Holy Freres
125 minted (RR)
A rare GEM formally owned by Rod Moore.
View Coin 1909 Basel Swiss Cantons Basel FEST 1909 SWISS SHOOTING R-132c SILVER 29mm BASEL NGC MS 63 Richter 132c
Silver - 29mm
Hans Frei
Mintage unknown (R)
I have searched for this medal for years and FINALLY found one!
View Coin 1909 Bern (Delemont) Swiss Cantons Bern FEST 1909 SWISS SHOOTING R-261a, AR, 45mm BERN - DELEMONT NGC MEDAL MS 65 Richter 213a
Silver - 45mm
Holy Freres
320 minted (R)
A GEM example.
View Coin 1909 Thurgau (Frauenfeld) Swiss Cantons Thurgau FEST 1909 SWISS SHOOTING R-1277 AR 28mm FRAUENFELD - THURGAU NGC MS 61 Richter 1277
Silver - 28mm
Hans Frei
80 minted (RR)
View Coin 1909 Zurich (Winterthur) SWITZERLAND - CANTONS & REPUBLIC FEST 1909 SWISS SHOOTING R-1801b AR 23mm NGC MS 62 Richter 1801b
Silver - 23mm
Hans Frei
78 minted (RR)
Another rare beauty from Rod Moore.
View Coin 1910 Bern SWITZERLAND - CANTONS & REPUBLIC FEST. 1910 SWITZ SHOOTING R-BERN-263A AU 28mm NGC MS 62 Richter 263a
Gold - 28mm
Holy Freres
400 minted
Die variety #2 (Holy Freres at left)
View Coin 1910 Bern SWITZERLAND - CANTONS & REPUBLIC MEDAL 1910 SWITZERLND BERN RICHTER-263B NGC MS 64 Richter 263b
Silver - 28mm
6500 minted
Holy Freres
Die variety #1 (Holy Freres centered)
View Coin 1910 Bern SWITZERLAND - CANTONS & REPUBLIC SILVER 1910 SWISS R-263B BERN SHOOTING FESTIVAL NGC MS 64 Richter 263b
Silver - 28mm
6500 minted
Holy Freres
Die variety #2 (Holy Freres at left)
View Coin 1910 St. Gallen Swiss Cantons St. Gallen FEST 1910 SWISS SHOOTING R-1183a AR 27mm ST. GALLEN - GOSSAU NGC MEDAL MS 64 Richter 1183a
Silver - 27mm
Holy Freres
1450 minted (R)
Difficult to locate in this condition, the reverse looks MS66.
View Coin 1911 Aargau (Lenzburg) SWITZERLAND - CANTONS & REPUBLIC FEST 1911 SWISS SHOOTING R-33-a AR 28mm NGC MS 65 Richter 33a
Silver - 28mm
Holy Freres
534 minted
A razor sharp GEM example
View Coin 1911 Basel SWITZERLAND - CANTONS & REPUBLIC FEST 1911 SWISS SHOOTING R-133-b AR 30mm NGC MS 63 Richter 133b
Silver - 30mm
Hans Frei
mintage unknown
View Coin 1911 Solothurn (Olten) SWITZERLAND - CANTONS & REPUBLIC FEST 1911 SWISS SHOOTING R-1130b AR 23mm NGC MS 63 Richter 1130b
Silver - 23mm
Holy Freres
440 minted
Original without "A" inside diamond above trees on reverse
View Coin 1911 Solothurn (Olten) SWITZERLAND - CANTONS & REPUBLIC FEST 1911 SWISS SHOOTING R-1131-a AV 23mm NGC MS 63 Richter 1131a
Gold - 23mm
Holy Freres
mintage unknown (I have only see one offered and I bought it without a 2nd thought)
Restrike with "A" inside diamond above trees on reverse
View Coin 1911 Solothurn (Olten) SWITZERLAND - CANTONS & REPUBLIC FEST 1911 SWISS SHOOTING R-1131-b AR 23mm NGC MS 62 Richter 1131b
Silver - 23mm
Holy Freres
mintage unknown
Restrike with "A" inside diamond above trees on reverse
View Coin 1911 Uri (Erstfeld) Swiss Cantons FEST 1911 SWISS SHOOTING R-1527a, AR, 22mm URI - ERSTFELD NGC MEDAL MS 66 Richter 1527a
Silver - 22mm
Huguenin
600 minted (R)
A superb MS66 example.
View Coin 1912 Bern (Herzogenbuchsee) SWITZERLAND - CANTONS & REPUBLIC FEST 1912 SWISS SHOOTING R-272-a AR 24mm NGC MS 62 Richter 272a
Silver - 24mm
Holy Freres/Linck
mintage unknown
Another exception to the set, perhaps the bear is female?
View Coin 1913 Thurgau (Weinfelden) SWITZERLAND - CANTONS & REPUBLIC FEST 1913 SWISS SHOOTING R-1280a AR 25mm NGC MS 62 Richter 1280a
Silver - 25mm
Holy Freres
600 minted
View Coin 1914 Basel (Sissach) Swiss Cantons Basel FEST 1914 SWISS SHOOTING R-134a AR 29mm BASEL - SISSACH NGC MEDAL MS 62 Richter 134a
Hans Frei
Silver - 29mm
Mintage unknown
This medal completes the R-132, R-133, R134 set.
View Coin 1914 St. Gallen (Flawil) Swiss Cantons St. Gallen (Flawil) FEST 1914 SWISS SHOOTING R-1189b AR 27mm ST. GALLEN - FLAWIL NGC MEDAL MS 64 Richter 1189b
Silver - 27mm
Holy Freres
Mintage unknown
I also own the 1189a (this medal in a gold bezel and VERY rare at RR) but NGC refuses to certify it.
View Coin 1920 Aargau (Zofingen) SWITZERLAND - CANTONS & REPUBLIC FEST 1920 SWISS SHOOTING R-37b AR 38mm NGC MS 64 Richter 37b
Silver - 38mm
Huguenin
150 minted (R)
View Coin 1920 Luzern SWITZERLAND - CANTONS & REPUBLIC FEST 1920 SWISS SHOOTING R-894a AR MOUNTED NGC UNC Richter 894a
Silver Pinback
Burger
RARE! (RR) Possibly RRR
Interesting trades considered.
View Coin 1926 Luzern (Schupfheim) Swiss Cantons Luzern (Schupfheim) FEST 1926 SWISS SHOOTING R-902a AR 22mm LUZERN - SCHUPFHEIM NGC MEDAL AU 58 Richter 902a
Silver - 22mm
Arnold Stockmann
VERY rare (RR) mintage unknown
View Coin 1928 St. Gallen (Mels) SWITZERLAND - CANTONS & REPUBLIC FEST 1928 SWISS SHOOTING R-1207-a AR 30mm NGC MS 64 Richter 1201a
Silver - 30mm
Huguenin
mintage unknown
(Mislabeled R-1207A)
View Coin 1931 Bern (Langenthal) Swiss Cantons Bern FEST 1931 SWISS SHOOTING R-325a AR 33mm NGC MEDAL MS 61 Richter 325a
Silver - 33mm
Huguenin
Mintage unknown

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