101177 | DENMARK. Hans Christian Ørsted bronze Medal.
101177 | DENMARK. Hans Christian Ørsted bronze Medal. Issued 1920. Commemorating the centennial of his discovery of electromagnetism (42mm, 53.09 g, 12h). By J. Gunnar.
HANS • CHRISTIAN • ÖRSTED • ELEKTROMAGNETISMENS • OPDAGER, bust right / DET x NORDISKE x H x C x ØRSTED x MØDE x I x KØBENHAVN x 1920, Ørsted seated right at table conducting experiment; in background, Muse of Inspiration flying right, head left, assisting in the thought process; scroll on table inscribed 21–7 / 1820 / 1920 in three lines. Edge: Plain.
Choice Mint State. Warm brown surfaces, with a light matte nature.
An important physicist and chemist, Ørsted discovered that electric currents create magnetic fields, a vital aspect in understanding the relationship between the two. For these advancements, Oersted's law and the oersted (Oe) are named for him, the latter being a unit of magnetic field strength.