101822 | UNITED STATES. F. & M. Schaefer Brewing Company bronze Medal.
101822 | UNITED STATES. F. & M. Schaefer Brewing Company bronze Medal. Issued 1942 for the 100th anniversary of the brewery (31mm, 12.31 g, 12h). By R. P. Chambellan.
OUR HAND HAS NEVER LOST ITS SKILL, hand upward, holding chalice of beer; in background to left, company's original headquarters in 1842; in background to right, company's then headquarters in 1942 // TO / COMMEMORATE / OUR 100TH YEAR / THE F. & M. SCHAEFER / BREWING CO. / AMERICA'S OLDEST LAGER BEER in six lines within wreath composed of hop cones and ears of barley. Edge: Plain.
MACO 1941-046-001. Choice About Uncirculated. Olive-brown surfaces, with some lighter brown color in spots.
Founded in 1842 by German-born brothers Friedrich and Maximilian, the F. & M. Schaefer Brewing Company began operation in New York City, specializing in lager beer produced by the German tradition. By 1871, the company had risen to number six among American brewers, and continued to remain a strong, popular producer into the 20th century. In the 1960s and '70s, it furthered its holdings by acquiring several regional breweries. Schaefer, however, was itself acquired in 1981 by Stroh Brewing Company, which, in turn, was acquired by Pabst Brewing Company in 1999.
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