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  1. schutzenfester

    Swiss Shooting Medals

    R1874a Zürich, Jungschützentag1936BR 40mm Mintage: Rarity: RR Engraver: Huguenin. Le LocleNote: As the year has been engraved, various dates may exist. So far, the only date known is 1938. My medal is from a 1936 young shooter's match, the note above is from Richter's catalog.
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    Swiss Shooting Medals

    R1722a Zürich, Erstes Freischiessen der Schützengesellschaft Wilhelm Tell 1852 AR 48mm Mintage: Rarity: RRR Engraver: HH Note: The variety formerly listed in WM (lead) is a later copy. I am inserting my picture used from a url on another forum because this site is not allowing me to insert anything but very small (kb) pictures directly from my PC. If anyone could explain, I would appreciate your input.
  3. schutzenfester

    Swiss Shooting Medals

    Very nice medal! I believe some would prefer your one to my three.
  4. schutzenfester

    Swiss Shooting Medals

    I thought as long as I posted one, I might as well post the others since I have them. That way, forum members could see them together and compare etc.
  5. schutzenfester

    Swiss Shooting Medals

    Note regarding R830 and R831 taken directly from the new Richter catalog: "Notes: On the occasion of the federal festival in Davos, an honorary and free shooting took place on June 13 and 14,1836. Premiums were distributed for more than 1,000 Gulden (florin). In addition to rifles (Stutzer), cantonal coins (Dublone from Berne, Ducat from Zurich, Taler from Grisons etc.), medals were also awarded. According to the official "list of winners" from the Grisons newspaper No. 47 of June 12th 1836, various medals were awarded in different value categories: First prize is a gilt silver medal with a gold chain; furthermore a large gilt medal, then 2 medals in the value of 10 Gulden, 3 medals to 6.40 Gulden, 3 medals to 5 Gulden, 6 medals to 3 Gulden, 23 medals to 2 Gulden (in silvered bronze?) and 74 medals to 1.40 Gulden (in bronze?). In total 113 different medals. It is extremely difficult to divide the medals awarded into the four reference numbers in this catalog. Most likely, the last two price categories of 2 and 1.40 Gulden are the silvered bronze and bronze medals. The remaining 16 medals will then be distributed among the silver medals, whereby the two medals of 10 guilders are most likely the same as Ref. 830a."
  6. schutzenfester

    Swiss Shooting Medals

    1836 Davos, canton Graubunden R831b / M446 Bundesfest BR 42 mm Engraver: Heinrich Bruppacher, Luzern Rarity: R
  7. schutzenfester

    Swiss Shooting Medals

    1836 Davos, canton Graubunden R831b / M446 Bundesfest BR versilbert 42 mm Engraver: Heinrich Bruppacher, Luzern Rarity: RR
  8. schutzenfester

    Swiss Shooting Medals

    1836 Davos, canton Graubunden R831b / M446 Bundesfest AR 42 mm Engraver: Heinrich Bruppacher, Luzern Rarity: RRR With filled-in/repaired hole at 12 o'clock
  9. schutzenfester

    Swiss Shooting Medals

    Here is a relatively rare medal I recently acquired. 1920 Beider Basel, canton Basel R134a / M87 Cantonal Shoot AR 30 mm Engraver: Hans Frei, Basel Rarity: RR
  10. schutzenfester

    Swiss Shooting Medals

    I noticed that 5 of your medals pictured are marked "Moore", quite a coincidence that your Uncle almost surely purchased those medals from me or my Dad. Small world...
  11. schutzenfester

    Swiss Shooting Medals

    Hi and welcome to CoinPeople. I should be able to assist you with your questions but better pictures of your medals would be required. Thank you Tim for your recommendation. As Tim stated, Craig Keplinger is a very nice and honest dealer of Swiss coins and medals.
  12. schutzenfester

    USA Shooting medals

    I agree that the pin bar may be indeed brass. The stamping on the back of the medal itself only states "plated", there does not appear to be any other indicators.
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    USA Shooting medals

    Certainly could be brass over silver but most medalists would gold plate over silver considering the base medal being silver. In my experience in another field of collecting, brass over silver is (almost) unheard of. The patina that is seen/present is not entirely uncommon for gilt. Although considering that this is a 40's era US shooting medal and also a US medalist, I honestly have no idea from historical data what the plating would be. Certainly the fact that it is . 925 is the significant feature not the plating, even if gold, it would not enhance the value to any degree. The gilt plating enhances the look.
  14. schutzenfester

    USA Shooting medals

    A medal from 1940, Military Rifle Veteran Association of New York. Marked Sterling - Plated. The assumption being gold plated sterling silver. From Wikipedia regarding the medal maker: Dieges & Clust were jewellers established in New York[1][2] in 1898 by Col. Charles J. Dieges (b. Oct. 26, 1865-d. Sept. 14, 1953) and Prosper Clust.[1] They produced many medals, including the Spanish–American War Medal, the 1904 Olympic Medal, the Eagle Scout medal (from 1916–1920),[3] the Medal of Honour, and the Titanic-Carpathia Medals (at the request of "The Unsinkable" Mrs. Molly Brown). They made baseball's first Most Valuable Player Awards and many Baseball Press Pins as well as Lou Gehrig's farewell plaque. They also cast the Heisman Trophy (in New York and later Providence, Rhode Island) from its inception in 1935 through late 1979 when the company was sold to Herff Jones (a division of Carnation) on January 1, 1980.[4] Perhaps the height of Dieges & Clust's production were the 1920s trophies known in sports collecting circles as "The Five Figural Spalding Baseball Trophies". The various trophies depict a baseball player pitching, catching, batting, playing first base, or playing in the outfield. The proportions of the figures and the detail (of the faces, fingers, stitching in the baseball gloves and shoelaces) are remarkable .[citation needed] They fetch up to $5,000 at auction, relatively high for a silver-plated trophy on a wooden base.[citation needed] A 1936 New York Yankees World Series ring cast by Dieges & Clust and owned by Lou Gehrig held the record sale price for such a ring at $17,500.[5] In 1999, Sotheby's sold what was believed to be Lou Gehrig's 1927 ring for $96,000.
  15. schutzenfester

    Swiss Shooting Medals

    Hello, I have started a Facebook Group called richtercatalog. The reference/repository for all things related to the Richter catalog. The address: https://www.facebook.com/groups/richtercatalog/ You must have a Facebook account to join the Group. If you do not have a Facebook account, joining is very easy. This group will allow fellow schützenfest medal enthusiasts to keep track of new medals not in the Richter catalog, add pictures of them as well as comments. Group members will be able to add comments and pictures regarding possible omissions and errors. You will be able to comment on anything regarding the Richter Catalog and Schützenfest medals and awards in general. The Group page has "Documents" that coincide with each Richter catalog chapter so members will be able to add comments for the appropriate Document (Richter Chapter) so the added content can be somewhat organized and easy to reference. When you leave a comment, you can also post a picture but only 1 picture per comment. After you press enter, your comment will be posted in that specific "Document", if you have another picture you wanted to post all you need to do is reply to your just posted comment, insert the additional picture and then click enter on your keyboard again and it will be posted. For posts that you do not feel fall into a specific Richter Chapter, there will be a Document called Richter General, this is can be the catch-all for those posts. I will also have a "Document" specifically for anything related to Schützenfests in general called Schützenfest General. Please go to my new Facebook Group called richtercatalog and request to join and then I will add you ASAP and you will be our newest member. The group is private so members will be the only people able to see posts. If you do not use the included link in this email, simply go to Facebook and then go to Groups and then search for richtercatalog (all 1 word). I hope that you join and that this Facebook Group can become an additional resource for schützenfest medal collectors and more specifically, a place where collectors can add and gain more knowledge in regards to the Richter Catalog. Best regards, Rod Moore
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