The True Draft of the First Commemorative Coin of the Federal Republic of Germany

May 15, 2015 in Antique Coins, Auctions, Coins, Coins for sale, Collecting, Commemorative, German Coins, History, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, World Coins

By: Ursula Kampmann (Coin Update News)


On June 25, 2015, Künker auctions a sensation of post-WWII German numismatics: a pattern for the rejected draft by Karl Roth for the first German commemorative coin ‘Germanisches Museum’ (‘Germanic Museum’). Until now, a plaster cast model was the only known testimony!

In August 1952, the German National Museum in Nuremberg celebrated its 100th anniversary. The then Federal President Theodor Heuss, in his capacity as Chairman of the Administrative Board of the National Museum, thought that this jubilee would offer a splendid opportunity to show the public, both at home and abroad, that Germany had indeed changed. At the place… Full article at the source>

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