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more of Bruce's incredible handiwork!

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In noticing Dooly's beautiful medal scans that Bruce took in a previous thread, I had realized that I failed to display some of his other work.


I asked Bruce to photograph four coins in my collection, and he kindly accepted.


I think the quality speaks for itself, so i'll just shut up and show the pics:


1871 Germany Wurttenberg 'Victory' Thaler, NGC MS64






1885 Swiss 'Shooting' Thaler (Bern), NGC MS65





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thanks guys!


Keleum - these 5 Franc 'shooting' Thalers were stuck to commemerate European shooting competitions (in this case, Bern Switzerland). They are usually very beautiful and designed by famed engravers of their day/country. They circulated as money during the shooting competition, and often for some time after the festival. Most of these are tiny mintages, the Bern example was minted in a run of only 25,000. You can find them around, but many have been cleaned and they are certainly commanding a higher price all the time as they are being "discovered" by collectors. good luck!



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