Medal: Germany Labor Day Opel Automobile 1 May  1933
Medal: Germany Labor Day Opel Automobile 1 May 1933

The Nazi Party had declared May Day (1 May) a day to celebrate German industry and labor (Tag der Arbeit). As usual, they manufactured countless tokens, medallions, pins, and the like as commemorative keepsakes for the celebration. This one focuses on the Opel Automobile.

There are several web sites that specialize in Nazi memorabilia, but we could not find this medal on any of them. However, Munzhandel Andreas Fenzl in Bocholt, Germany sold one recently for 40 euros, about $48 US dollars, and that is a good indication of price:

worn: $25 US dollars approximate catalog value
average circulated: $40
well preserved: $80
fully uncirculated: $120

CoinQuest thanks Munzhandel Andreas Fenzl for use of their photo. It is a nice example.

Note that the prices here are quoted as catalog value. Use our Important Terminology page to convert catalog values to actual buy and sell values.

Coin: 18618 , Genre: Medals
Requested by: Relics, Mon, 12-Jan-2015 20:41:37 GMT
Answered by: Paul, Tue, 13-Jan-2015 15:05:15 GMT
Requester description: 1933 Well detailed Opel automobile factory with swastika in flag atop building and the word OPEL on smokestack and front of building on one side. Adolf Hitler in profile facing left on other side. No denomination Adolf Hitler side: ADOLF HITLER DER FUHRER AUS DER NOT. Two dots above the U in FUHRER. Two solid SIX pointed star symbols, ironically shaped like the Star of David are present before and after the ADOLF HITLER name separating it from the other lettering on this side of the medallion. Opelwerke side: N.S.B.O. OPELWERKE 1.MAI.1933.TAG.DER.DEUTSCHEN.ARBEIT. Two FIVE pointed stars appear before and after the N.S.B.O. OPELWERRKE, separating it from the other lettering on this side of the medallion. The dots which separate the words on this side are midway between the top and bottom of the words.
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