GERMANY airship LZ126 1924 medal commemorating its trans-Atlantic flight to America (the ship was re-named ZR-3 USS Los Angeles). Scarce uncirculated condition with original patina.
Scarce silvered bronze medal struck circa 1924 to commemorate the delivery of the newly-built German airship LZ 126 to America. Germany had built this airship for the United States as part of the WW1 reparations; once delivered, she was re-named USS Los Angeles (U.S. designation number ZR-3).
One of the largest airships of the time, USS Los Angeles had a crew of 40 (!!) men with the ship’s length at impressive 658′ / 200.7 meters and ship’s diameter at 90′ / 27.6 meters. It was the longest-serving US Navy airship on record. Unlike most of the large airships of the era, USS Los Angeles survived the inter-war years with no loss of life until she was decommissioned and dismantled in 1939.
Nice specimen in Proof condition with attractive light-gray patina; rare this nice. First captain-pilot Hugo Eckener portrait on obverse; the skyline of the American shore and legends on the obverse. The medal weighs about 13.8 grams, about 33.4 mm in diameter; plain rim.
This GERMANY airship LZ126 1924 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. We also have a rare 1924 “LZ126” specimen struck in .990 silver; please take a look Don’t miss your chance to add this attractive airship memorabilia to your collection!
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