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SMGP-966 Goethe Medal 1943 Prof Rudolf Meissner

$1,700.00

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Description

An extremely rare Goethe Medal for Art and Science, matte silver issue, the obverse with Goethe’s head and name, reverse with National Eagle below which is the inscription “Fuer Kunst und Wissenschaft”, on the edge is the inscription “Gestiftet vom Reichspraesidenten von Hindenburg 1932”. The rim is inscribed with the wearer’s name “Rudolf Meissner”, an “835” mark of fineness and the stamp of the Prussian State Mint in Berlin. Diameter 69.5 mm, weight 122 g

The condition obviously not great here. One can assume a GI obtained the medal and literally tossed it around or gave it to a child who did the same. The good thing about it, is it make the price of owning one of the rarest awards in the third Reich much more attainable. There are 410 confirmed awardees of this award from what I have found, and Rudolf Meissner is documented as receiving this prestigious award in 1943. Also, this award I believe was issued by Hitler himself during his reign. There are un named, and un issued examples that have sold. They typical are valued less because they are not inscribed and are not attributed to a specific individual. There is lots of research that can be done further on the award and Professor Rudolf Meissner. We are offering this amazing medal at a price that’s less then half of what an awarded fair condition piece would retail, if you could even find one for sale.

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