100854 | GERMANY. Graf von Zeppelin silver Medal.
100854 | GERMANY. Ferdinand Adolf Heinrich August Graf von Zeppelin silver Medal. Issued 1909. The long distance routes of the Zeppelin airships (34mm, 19.30 g, 12h). By K. Goetz in München.
GRAF FERDINAND VON ZEPPELIN, bust facing slightly right / Airship flying right over open field, with rising sun in background; below, nude youth reclining right, inscribing field stone with cities visited: FRIEDRICHSHAFE / ULM STUTTGART / MAINZ MANNHEIM / STRASSBURG / MÜNCHEN / NÜRNBERG / DRESDEN LEIPZIG / HALLE FRANKFURT / CÖLN BERLIN in nine lines. Edge: BAYER. HAUPTMÜNZAMT. FEINSILBER.
Kienast 47; Hans Kaiser Coll. 328.3. Choice Mint State. Pleasing matte surfaces, with a charming steel gray tone and darker highlights near the peripheries. Very rare in this module, especially so attractive.
Zeppelin was a German general and aircraft manufacturer, who later founded the airship company Luftschiffbau Zeppelin. In 1909, he also founded the world's first airline, the Deutsche Luftschiffahrts-Aktiengesellschaft, with plans to operate five routes between Berlin (3) and Munich (2) and other various cities around Germany. This medal recounts a long voyage of an airship from Friedrichshafen in the south on the Bodensee and Berlin in the northeast, with all of the stops along the way.