101183 | GERMANY. Zeppelin silver Medal.

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    101183  |  GERMANY. Zeppelin silver Medal. Issued 1928. Commemorating the Maiden Voyage of the LZ 127 to America (31mm, 14.91 g, 12h). By the Bavarian Central Mint in München.

     

    Clasped hands over the sea; all within wreathed border / AMERIKA HIN U RUECKFAHRT OKTOBER 1928 LZ 127 GRAF ZEPPELIN, two airships crossed over waves. Edge: BAYER.HAUPTMÜNZAMT SILBER 900 f.

     

    Hans Kaiser 485; Button –; Smithsonian no. A19640266000. Choice Gem Mint State. Pleasingly toned, with some exceptional lustrous brilliance. Great aviation type.

     

    Zeppelin was a German general and aircraft manufacturer who later founded the airship company Luftschiffbau Zeppelin. Following Zeppelin's death in 1917, Dr. Hugo Eckener became the head of this company and oversaw post-war fundraising to expand upon its production, even serving as commander for the LZ 127 on numerous occasions. When this airship first entered use, it was the first commercial passenger transatlantic flight service in the world, eventually making 590 flights over nearly a decade. In 1940, she was scrapped for metal for the German efforts in World War II.

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