Germany KARL GOETZ 1930 Speyer Cathedral silver medal; Kienast 452. Rare -reportedly only 150 to 200 were made; lovely toned specimen in rare UNC condition.
Rare Karl Goetz silver medal struck in 1930 to commemorate the 900-year anniversary of the cathedral in Speyer; Kienast reference #452. Reportedly only 150 to 200 silver medal were struck in total – VERY rare type. Sharp high relief strike with a very attractive matte finish. Original mate finish; almost “as-struck” condition with attractive golden-gray patina; weights about 19.6 grams, about 36.2 mm in diameter; the rim is marked Bayer. Hauptmunzampt. Feinsilber (Bavarian Head Coinage Office Fine Silver). Not a later reproduction or a copy; this Germany KARL GOETZ 1930 Speyer Cathedral silver medal is guaranteed to be genuine or your money back.
Karl Goetz was born in Augsburg, Germany and studied in Leipzig, Berlin, Dusseldorf, Utrecht, Le Locle (Switzerland), and in Paris. With the start of WWI Karl Goetz became an artist known around the world for his 1914-1923 satirical medals. Overall, Goetz created about 180 satirical medals and close to 800 medals overall; all are very collectible and highly prized today. He also designed a series of pattern coins, tokens, and medals for the German Empire, the Weimar Republic, and the Third Reich Germany. Karl Goetz survived WW2 and died in his native Munich in 1950.
We have several Kark Goetz medals, including the ever-popular “Red Baron” medal pristine condition – authenticated and graded MS63 by NGC – just 1 out of 4 MS63 medals with only 2 graded higher! Please take a look and remember – you can always verify the authenticity on NGC website by entering the medal’s NGC certification number. We have more medals and badges on our Militaria Badges & Medals store section; please take a look.
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