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2015 Switzerland 20 Franc Silver Proof Coin "Hornussen"

RSM Price: $69.95
Item Number: 15CHAGPF2
  • Mint: swissmint
  • Denomination: 20 Francs
  • Quality: Proof
  • Limits: 5,000 pcs.
  • Alloy: 83.5% Silver
  • Diameter: 33 mm
  • Weight: 20 grams
  • Artist: Roland Hirter
  • Delivered in capsule & box with certificate
 

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This issue celebrates the Swiss national sport "Hornussen". It is the last coin in the "Swiss national sports" series

"Hornussen" is considered to be one of the three traditional Swiss national sports. In today's game, the player hits the "Hornuss" or puck with an elastic stick made from carbon fiber off the bock towards the "Ries" or opponent's field. The opposing team or "Abtuer" located there tries to stop the puck or "Hornuss" in flight by hitting it as soon as possible in the air with a shingle before the puck falls on the ground. If they are not successful, they get a point.

The current game probably originated in the Emmental (earliest mention 1625). In his tale "Uli der Knecht", Jeremias Gotthelf described "Hornussen" in great detail and its significance for rural life. The Federal Hornussen Association was founded in Burgdorf in 1902.

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