GERMANY Zeppelin LZ4 airship 1908 Strassburg flight “Ein Gedaechtniss Thaler” silver medal, Kaiser-286; toned PROOF; rare type

$279.98

Germany 1908 airship silver medal -990 fitness commemorative Thaler. Early blimp D-ZL4 flight over Strassburg (Kaiser-286). Scarce PROOF strike with attractive original patina – rare this nice. FREE SHIPPING WITHIN THE U.S. FOR THIS ITEM

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Germany 1908 airship silver medal -990 fitness commemorative Thaler. Early blimp D-ZL4 flight over Strassburg (Kaiser-286). Scarce PROOF strike with attractive original patina – rare this nice.

A scarce pre-WW1 German “Ein Gedaechtniss Thaler” (One Commemorative Thaler) medal struck in .990 silver; a rare proof strike (Kaiser-286). This “memorial Thaler” was never meant for circulation; it was issued in 1908 to mark what was an unheard-of event at the time – a giant airship LZ4 flight over a major metropolitan area – the city of Strassburg. Airship LZ4 was one of the first large rigid-frame airships Germany had built before WW1. It was an experimental design launched in 1908. Sadly, the ship was destroyed in a spectacular fire the very same year after just a couple of months of trial flights.

An excellent Proof specimen with bright original mint luster and very attractive light-gray with golden overtones patina; rare this nice.  A scarce and very pretty “airship type” medal in excellent overall condition; it’s about 33.44 mm in diameter; 18.7 grams; denomination and SILBER 990 fitness stamp on the rim.

This rare Germany 1908 airship silver medal is not a later reproduction or a copy; it is guaranteed to be 100% authentic or your money back. Not cleaned; these are the actual photos. Don’t miss your chance to add this attractive vintage airship memorabilia to your collection!

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Weight 0.3 lbs

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