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100220 | SWITZERLAND. Thun (Thoune) silver Medal.

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    100220 | SWITZERLAND. Thun (Thoune) silver Medal. Dated 1890. For the 9th Federal Folk and MIlitary Music Fest, which occurred 5-7 July 1890 (38mm, 29.82 g, 12h). By F. F. Homberg in Bern.


    ANDENKEN AN THUN, view of Thun Castle, with the Bernese Alps in the background; flower and grain wreath below / + EIDGENOSSISCHES MUSIKFEST IN THUN 1890, garnished coat-of-arms set upon ornate lyre with arms terminating in swans' heads; Swiss cross in background. Edge: Hallmark.


    SSN X (1891), p. 185, 81. Choice Mint State. Highly lustrous and brilliant, with a pleasing tone of muted cabernet. An attractive high relief design, with only lightly scattered hairlines in the fields. Fairly scarce, with a mintage of just 500 pieces.


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