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Germany Oldenburg Merit Medal  1860
Germany Oldenburg Merit Medal 1860

'Für Wissenschaft und Kunst' means 'of Science and Art.' This is a merit medal from Nicolaus Friedrich Peter, Grand Duke of Oldenburg, 1853-1900. I have found them in silver and gold, but there may be bronze medals as well. A bronze version would be worth somewhat less than the silver one shown here. This one comes from Künker GmbH & Co. in Osnabrück, Germany, where it sold in a 2010 auction for 1900 euros, about $2350 US dollars. Nice! The gold version would add at least the value of its gold content to this already handsome figure.

With such a valuable piece, Kare, you must take precautions to preserve its integrity. This always means storing it in a non-corrosive holder and keeping it out of humid air. This sometimes means having it professionally authenticated, graded, and sealed in a plastic slab (see PCGS, NGC, ICG, or ANACS on the Internet).

You can take it to a local coin shop and ask about storage options. Inquire with Künker or another top-of-the-line auction house if you want to sell it. Write if you have further questions.

Coin: 16538 , Genre: Central Europe North South
Requested by: Kare, Fri, 14-Feb-2014 00:50:02 GMT
Answered by: Paul, Sat, 15-Feb-2014 00:32:09 GMT
Last review by CoinQuest: Tue, 02-Feb-2016 17:40:33 GMT
Requester description: SIDE A - Mans face, profile - writing in circle around coin: PETER GROSSHERZOE V. OLDENBURG * NICOL. FRIEDR. BACK - no image, stars all the way around the coin - writing: FUR WISSENSCHAFT UND KUNST
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