101591 | SWEDEN. Railroad bronze Medal.

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    101591  |  SWEDEN. Railroad bronze Medal. Issued 1931. Commemorating the 75th anniversary of the Statens Järnvägar (SJ–State Railways) (50mm, 44.53 g, 12h). By Sporrong & Co.

     

    Genius of Electricity, nude except for billowing cape, flying left; above, steam locomotive right; below, electric cable car / Large crowned SJ; 21 coats-of-arms around. Edge: SPORRONG & Co.

     

    Gem Mint State. Yellow-brown surfaces, with a light matte nature.

     

    The Swedish state railways was founded in 1856, with its 75th anniversary being celebrated in 1931 as on this medal. Featuring the advancements in rail travel, this design shows the steam locomotive of the mid-19th century as well as the more modern, electrified car from the first third of the 20th century.