Medal: Germany Hitler & Mussolini 1938
As historically interesting as this medal is, it does carry a bone-chilling symbolism. On one side it shows the conjoined busts of Adolf Hitler and Benito Mussolini, faithfully rendered. The reverse displays the ultimate symbol of the united Germany and Italy during these times: the fascist Italian fasces superimposed on the national-socialist German swastika. It was designed by one F. Beyer and, as Peter correctly points out, was struck by the Prussian state mint to commemorate the meetings held between Hitler and Mussolini in Rome and Berlin over the course of 1937 and 1938.
worn: $40 US dollars approximate catalog value
average circulated: $120
well preserved: $300
fully uncirculated: $700 and beyond
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, Genre: Medals
Requested by: PETER, Fri, 14-Nov-2014 23:52:55 GMT
Answered by: Chris, Sat, 15-Nov-2014 00:14:36 GMT
Requester description: 1938 1938 GERMANY HITLER/MUSOLINI- Commemorative Medallion struck in Silver by the Prussian State Mint to Commemorate the historic meeting of Adolf Hitler and Benita Mussolini held in Berlin. The reverse features an interesting amalgam of the symbols at that time of Germany and Italy.
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