100469 | GERMANY. Bavaria. Prinzregent Luitpold silver Shooting Medal.

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    100469 | GERMANY. Bavaria (Bayern). Prinzregent Luitpold silver Schützenmedaille (Shooting Medal). Issued 1893. Commemorating the Opening of the New Royal Shooting Range (38mm, 27.03 g, 12h). By P. Pfann und A. Börsch in München.

     

    LUITPOLD PRINZREGENT VON BAYERN PROTEKTOR, uniformed bust left / DIE NEUE SCHIESSSTÆTTE DER KGL PRIVIL / HAUPTSCHUTZEN–GESELLSCHAFT / MÜNCHEN, façade of the shooting hall; in exergue, coat-of-arms in scroll. Edge: Plain.

     

    Peltzer 1482; Hauser 602; Gebhardt 203. Mint State. Charming cobalt and burt sienna toning near the peripheries, with extremely mirrored and prooflike fields, though numerous hairlines and scattered marks are noted.

     

    Luitpold served as the de facto ruler of Bavaria on account of the incapacity of his nephews, first Ludwig II and then Otto, acting as regent in their place. In 1893, building developments in Munich caused changes, with the shooting range's old site being sold and allowing for the creation of a new range in Mittersendling, south of town.

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