1928 Silver Medal Jugate Busts Graf Zeppelin Hugo Eckener Airship LZ127 Bernhart
Description: A nice crown size 900 silver jugate double portrait medal from Germany. The medal, which has the double portrait of Count Graf Zeppelin and Dr. Hugo Eckener on the obverse with the legend "GRAF ZEPPLIN. DR HUGO ECKENER 1898-1928" surrounding it along the edge, is made of 900 Silver. The reverse shows the image of a Zeppelin airship floating in the sky surrounded by clouds with what looks like an ocean below. The image is surrounded by the legend "LUFTSCHIFF LZ 127 >> GRAF ZEPPLIN" surrounding the image along the edge of the medal. The edge of the medal has the legend "PREUSS.STAATSMUNZE.SILBER 900 FEIN" stamped along it. The airship LZ127 manufactured by the Luftschiff Company managed by Hugo Eckener had just completed the first intercontinental flight in 1928. The airship circumnavigated the earth in 1929. A great Zeppelin related medal made of 900 (90%25) pure silver. The medal was designed by Josef Bernhart. A nice looking and very interesting medal to add to your collection. Please carefully review the photos as they are part and parcel of our description.
Artist: Josef Bernhart.
Weight and Size: The medal weighs ~25 grams, is ~36 millimeters in diameter, and ~3.5 millimeters thick at the edge.
Marks: Marked "PREUSS.STAATSMUNZE.SILBER 900 FEIN" or "Prussian State Coin Silver 900 Fine" along the edge of the medal.
Condition: For international buyers, please note that the new US postal rates for overseas shipping are very high and we are unable to change them. Additional charges will be incurred depending on the value of the item. Please check the cost of shipping before bidding. I would grade this medal as very fine or much better. The medal has some observable wear with minimum surface marks or scratches. It is nicely toned and is problem free. A great medal to add to your collection. Please view photos for additional condition information and to appreciate the beauty of the piece.
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