101382 | GERMANY. Braunschweig-Wolfenbüttel. Mining silver Medal.

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    101382 | GERMANY. Braunschweig-Wolfenbüttel. Mining silver Medal. Issued 1973 by Preussag AG. Goodness of the Lord Mine & the 50th anniversary of Preussag (43mm, 30.18 g, 12h). Partially after a Zellerfeld mint original.

     

    DIE ERDE IST VOLL DER GVTE DES HERRN, view of the Goodness of the Lord mine; radiant clouds above, with elemental symbols indicating the metals produced by the mine (Venus, the moon, Saturn representing copper, silver, and lead); in five lines in exergue, DIE GRVBE / GVTE DES HERRN / KAM IN AVSBEVT / IM Q REMIN 1740 / IBH / 1923–1973 / 50 Jahre Preussag Aktiengesellschaft, PREUSSAG. Edge: «crescent» 1000 «hallmark» F «hallmark».

     

    Gem Mint State. Highly brilliant and glistening, with a tremendous cobalt tone approaching the peripheries.

     

    During the 1970's and into the very early 1990's, the firm Preussag AG commissioned the restriking of various historical coins and medals from the region, many of which featured mining scenes from the 17th and 18th centuries. Though exact mintages haven't been discovered by this cataloger, nearly all of the issues appear to be rather rare. Additionally, they offer a chance to acquire pieces that, in terms of the originals, do not appear for sale very often, and, when they do, are not in the greatest states of preservation.

     

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