1929 Graf Zeppelin around the world medal

Discussion in 'Coin Chat' started by Daboz, Jun 3, 2009.

  1. Daboz

    Daboz Senior Member

    Just picked up this rare historic medal.

    Graf Zeppelin 1929 World Tour Silver Medal, commemorating the Round-the-World Trip 1929. This was created by the sculptor Glöckler who was renowned for his superior designs. The medal has on the obverse a triple portrait of gentlemen with the title 'Zeppelin Der Schöpfer, Eckener Der Führer, Dürr Der Erbauer' (Zeppelin the Creator, Eckener the leader [captain], Dürr the builder). On the reverse is a globe image with 'Tokio 19.8 23.8', 'Los Angeles 26.8 27.8 / 29.8 8.8 2.9', 'Friedrichshafen 10.8 15.8 4.9'. Large title around the outside 'I Weltfahrt Des Luftschiffs “Graf Zeppelin” 1929' (First around-the-world journey of the airship “Graf Zeppelin” 1929)

    This medal was issued in 1929 by 'Preuss. Staatsmünze Silber 900 Fein' (Prussian State Coin [mint], silver [grade] 900 fine) - marked around the rim. The medal is 36 mm wide and weighs 26 grams
     

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  3. De Orc

    De Orc Well-Known Member

    That realy is something quite spectacular to own, very nice find Daboz very nice indeed sir :hail:
     
  4. Clinker

    Clinker Coin Collector

    Very, very nice...Thanks for sharing

    Clinker
     
  5. Daboz

    Daboz Senior Member

    Thanks, It really is a significant piece of history.
     
  6. regandon

    regandon Senior Member

    Very nice looking medal
     
  7. chrisild

    chrisild Coin Collector Moderator

    By the way, the German Empire issued a coin (or actually two) on the same occasion. This is the 3 RM piece; the 5 RM piece has the same design.

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    Christian
     
  8. De Orc

    De Orc Well-Known Member

    Thats one I am after for my collection :D
     
  9. GeorgeM

    GeorgeM Well-Known Member

    Silver zeppelin medal

    Very nice. I've found this described in catalogs as a "Kaiser 511". Do you know which reference book that classification is from?
     
  10. chrisild

    chrisild Coin Collector Moderator

  11. moneyer12

    moneyer12 i just love UK coins.......

    i bought the 1930 3 mark for £35 just before christmas, it has an A mint mark and is in european VF condition.



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  12. GeorgeM

    GeorgeM Well-Known Member

    Nice! Yours is in better shape than mine, and I consider mine an EF. I'm not familiar with the qualifier "european VF condition" though. Has it been cleaned?
     
  13. Conder101

    Conder101 Numismatist

    European grading tends to be more strict typically about one grade higher. What they would call a Fine we would call a VF, their VF our XF-40, their gVF our XF 45, their XF our AU, their gXF our AU 55 to 58. They don't use AU.
     
  14. moneyer12

    moneyer12 i just love UK coins.......


    i don't think it has as there is some residual dirt on the obverse.
     
  15. GeorgeM

    GeorgeM Well-Known Member

    Ah, thank you. That clears things up.
     
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    GeorgeM Well-Known Member

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