100733 | GERMANY. West Germany Soccer silver Medal.

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    100733 | GERMANY. West Germany Soccer silver Medal. Issued 1966. Commemorating the finalists for the World Cup (60mm, 69.66 g, 12h).

     

    FUSSBALL WELTMEISTERSCHAFT 1966 / – DEUTSCHLAND –, heads of the manager, Helmut Schön, surrounded by those of the starting XI: goalkeeper Hans Tilkowski; defenders Horst-Dieter Höttges, Willi Schulz, Wolfgang Weber, and Karl-Heinz Schnellinger; midfielders Franz Beckenbauer and Wolfgang Overath; and forwards Helmut Haller, Uwe Seeler, Sigfried Held, and Lothar Emmerich / The Jules Rimet trophy before globe; flags of the 16 participating countries around. Edge: «G within triangle» «crescent» 1000.

     

    Mint State. Highly prooflike surfaces and attractively toned, with some muted cobalt on the obverse and russet near the peripheries; some light hairlines noted for completeness.

     

    The 1966 World Cup was hosted by England, with the English team meeting that of West Germany during the finals. The match, won by the hosts, still stands as the only World Cup won by England, and was close to finishing with a score of 2-1, though a tying goal in the 89th minute by Wolfgang Weber sent the match into extra time. During that time, England doubled the number of goals scored during normal time, finishing off their opponent, and the tournament, by a score of 4-2.

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