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How many of you belonging to this forum either own a schützenfest medal or desire to own one?  

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  1. 1. How many of you belonging to this forum either own a schützenfest medal or desire to own one?

    • I own a few
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    • I wish a had some they're beautiful!
      5
    • I don't have any...yet.
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    • No interest.
      4
    • Can I get additional info?
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I have been collecting Schützenfest medals (Swiss shooting medals) for 20 years and my father has been collecting since 1961. Are primary interest is medasl but we also collect shooting cups, jetons, watches and memorabilia.

 

I have made this poll to get an idea of how much interest there is in schützenfest medals from the members of this forum. I hope that you participate and ask me any questions that come to mind regarding shooting medals etc.

 

Thank you,

 

Rod

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They fall outside my collecting interests (unless they are early, aluminum, and as nice as the ones you've shown so far), but I always like to learn more about anything interesting. Were they awards? Participation medals? Other? Tell us more.

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Shooting competitions are a way of life in the Germanic regions of Europe, especially in Switzerland. The initial Swiss Federal Shooting Festival (Eidgenössisches Schützenfest) was held in 1824. Federal contests along with cantonal, city, and club competitions have continued through to the present day.

 

Various awards for marksmanship have been won by the competitors. Shooting medals and shooting cups are the most common forms of award. Books illustrating and listing these awards have been published in Switzerland.

 

Swiss shooting medals were struck in a variety of metals including gold, silver, bronze, white metal and aluminum, with silver being the most common. Mintages are very low with the average mintage of the 45mm silver being 700-800 pieces. The scarcity of medals has increased over the years due to the awards being melted for bullion, being lost, and general attrition. The size of most medals range form 23 millimeters to 62 millimeters with 45 mm being the most prevalent.

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Welcome to CoinPeople :ninja:

I know you will enjoy being here.

 

I have yet to acquire any Swiss shooting medals, but I have seen several that I would like to own someday. The ones you posted are beauties !!!

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Shooting competitions are a way of life in the Germanic regions of Europe, especially in Switzerland.

Are there non-Swiss shooting metals as well? German, Austrian, Tyrol?

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Yes..to answer your question.

 

While I am primarily interested in Swiss shooting medals, which there are many, there are many German shooting medals as well which I have quite a few. There are also Austrian and some Italian although most of the Italian ones are actually from the Italian Swiss. (Ticino)

 

There are even shooting medals from South American where many Swiss nationals lived while working in the mining industry and carried on the schützenfest traditions.

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Got this one today.

 

Nice one Zohar.

 

I'm still waiting for Rod to offer more Holy Freres medals. He will. My patience is legendary...

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