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PART IV

WORLD MEDALS

ARGENTINA
#120 1897, August 3, Buenos Aires. Bronze medal by Orzali B.Y.C. on Consecration of the High Altar of the Cathedral of Santo Domingo in Buenos Aires. The name of Archbishop of Mariano Antonio Espinosa and Father Raimundo Gabrielich with the list of patrons of the Cathedral. 56 mm in diameter, VF-XF
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#121 1910, 25th of May, Bronze medal by Juan Gottuzzo, commemorating Domingo Matheu, a hero and sponsor of May Revolution of 1810 on Centennial of Independence of Argentina as a Tribute from the Capital of the Republic of Argentina for the Governmental Board of which Matheu was part. 66 mm in diameter, VF-XF
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$95
#122 1920 Bronze medal by Gottuzzo and Piana as an award from Museum of Rural Agriculture of Argentina to farmer Victor Olivera, participant in Special Corn Contest of 1920. “Cultivating the soil is to serve the Country”. 45 mm in diameter, VF-XF
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$50
#123 ND, Unawarded Silver medal for the Municipal Championship from the Directory of Social Assistance and Physical Culture of Municipality of Buenos Aires, 56 mm, Wght: 75.2g, XF
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$250

BELGIUM
#124 ND, AE medal awarder to A. Steffen-Import at the Brussels International Fair, 71 mm x 52 mm, XF
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$50

BULGARIA
#125 1921, WM alloy, probably with zinc and aluminum medal for “Home of the Arts”, 36 mm, Apparently Rare, abt XF
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$20

FRANCE
#126 1885, Bronze award medal by O. Roty from French Academy of Science to Chuchu. Henri Boully as President 1884-1885, 66 mm in diameter, VF-XF, 66 mm, VF-XF
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$150

GERMANY
#127 HAMBURG, 1775, Silver medal by W. (Franz Xaver Wirth?) for Johann Klefeker (1698-1775) Memorial. Gorgeous medal in gorgeous, even, original patina in very high grade. Commemorate life of very important person in German history and culture. Rx legend: IN MEMORIAM DUPLICIS IUBILAEI MUNERIS SIND D VI IULII GAMICI CUMUXORE EX GENTE POPPEANA D III DECEMBR HOC ANNO CELEBRANDI MONUMENTU, MDCCLXXV, Gaed 1945, 47 mm in diameter, Wght: 33.7g, Very Rare! AU
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#128 1916, Blackened Iron medal by Hermann Hosaeus “Gold for Iron”., 41 mm in diameter. From 1916 this medal was awarded for the supply of jewelry or an exchange of gold for paper money. Though donation of gold was voluntary, considerable social pressure was applied. Those who wore the medal proved to be patriots, others lost their reputation. Obverse legend: “In Iron Times”, reverse legend: “Gold I gave for War, Iron I take for Honor”, VF-XF
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$15
#129 1927, Meissen porcelain medal for 1000 years of city of Nordhausen., 43 mm in diameter, brown, UNC
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$20

GREAT BRITAN
#130 1887, Two elaborately enameled Queens Golden Jubilee shillings, one with 5 different colors (host F), another with 6 (host XF). Wonderful examples of important and lavish celebration, pair
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NETHERLAND
#131 1913, Bronze and 5-color enamel square medal commemorating the National Exhibition of Sports and Tourism in ‘s-Gravenhage (Hague) in 1913, 47 mm x 55 mm, AU
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$95

SWITZERLAND
#132 1891, August 1, 1891, Al medal by Lauer, commemorating Swiss National Day, 50 mm in diameter, AU
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$95

UNITED STATES
#133 1953, 1-Mar-53, Bronze Ohio Sesquicentennial Official Medallion by Medallic Art Co, N.Y. E. Frey Medallist, 69 mm in original box with certificate, UNC
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#134 1996 Bronze medal of Northwestern University awarded to Stanton R. Cook, Life Trustee In Grateful Recognition. Stanton Cook was Publisher and CEO of Chicago Tribune Media Group. He was a remarkable man. Besides outstanding career as a publisher of one of the most important newspaper in the U.S., he was instrumental in purchase of the Chicago Cubs by Tribune in 1981 for 20.5 million dollars that in 2009 Tribune sold for 245 millions. As a Northwestern University Trustee he helped to raise 30 million dollars for the School of Engineering with contribution of 2 million dollars of his own. The medal is 76 mm in diameter housed in custom made mahogany box with brass name plaque. UNC
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$150

RUSSIAN IMPERIAL MEDALS

Nicholas I (1825-1855)
#135 1835, September, Bronze medal by Loos, A.L. Held medallist, awarded to participants in Russo-Prussian joint military parade in Kalish, Diak 524.1(R1), CRM 379, Reich.(Ag) 3614, 33.7 mm in diameter, AU
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Alexander II (1855-1882)
#136 1856, AE medal in Remembrance of Crimean War, Sm 630, Peters 135, Diak 654.2, Chep 583, loop cut off, VF+
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$50

RUSSIAN SOVIET MEDALS
#137 USSR, ND, "Gilded" Aluminum medal of Yury Gagarin, “In memory of visiting Cosmonaut Residential Facility (Star City)”. Perhaps it is a later fantasy, but if not, not many people had privilege to visit that facility. It was closed to ordinary people. Great chance to snatch a rarity. 45 mm in diameter, AU
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#138 USSR, ND (1970), (MMД), Sterling Silver medal by A.V. Kozlov and N.A. Sokolov commemorating Leningrad with 925 / 32. /MД CCCP in field, matte finish, Shkurko/Salykov #638, with "CATHERIHE" error in legend on the monument, 40 mm, Very Rare! I have never seen this medal offered for sale or discussed on internet, UNC
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$400
#139 USSR, 1978, Bronze medal commemorating IV Winter Spartakiade of People of USSR, Saprtakiades were the preparatory games for Olympics, 51 mm, AU
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$35
#140 USSR, ND, "Gilded" Aluminum medal, commemorating City-Hero Volgograd (Stalingrad). Most historians consider the Battle of Stalingrad as a turning point in the course of WWII for which the city was awarded title “Hero”, 63 mm in diameter, UNC
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#141 USSR, ND, Aluminum medal "Moscow - the Capital of our Fatherland" Kremlin / Monument to Minin and Pozharsky, leader of People’s Uprising against Polish rulers in Moscow in 1612, 67 mm in diameter, AU
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#142 USSR, ND, ЛMД, Set of 10 aluminum medals by S. Ivanov in original package by Bank of Foreign Trade of the USSR. Moscow, “Leningrad. Sculptures of the Summer Garden.” The statues are: Minerva, Summer Garden’s Nymph, Julia Domna, I. Krylov, Cupid and Psyche, Alexander of Macedonia, Peace and Abundance, Apollo, Bellona, Bacchus, 57 mm in diameter each, all UNC.
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$175/set

Last updated 04/13/17
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