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Medal: Switzerland Saint Gallen  1967
Medal: Switzerland Saint Gallen 1967

The city of St. Gallen in Switzerland is named after Saint Gall, an Irish disciple who, according to legend, was followed by a companion bear. He appears on many old coins, but this is a modern medal created for the 200th anniversary of the renovation of the Abbey of St. Gallen.

I have never seen one of these medals in person, but the Internet seems to say:

Silver medal: 33 mm diameter, 15.1 grams, 0.900 fine, 0.437 troy ounces silver
Gold medal: 22 mm diameter, 7.3 grams, 0.900 fine, 0.211 troy ounces gold

(These are my best guesses. A jeweler can test your piece for gold or silver content.)

The medals are worth their weight in silver or gold, plus a small premium for rarity. To find the value, multiply the current price of precious metal by the metal content. For instance, gold is currently selling for $1140 US dollars per troy ounces (see kitco.com), so the gold medal is worth 0.211 x 1140 = $240 US dollars. You might add another $10 for rarity.

Beware of gold-plated silver medals, which are worth their weight in silver, not gold.

Coin: 19967 , Genre: Medals
Requested by: Georgean, Sat, 19-Sep-2015 09:27:34 GMT
Answered by: Paul, Sat, 19-Sep-2015 15:57:05 GMT
Tags: medal switzerland saint gallen gall medallion medals medalion badge medallic medaille medallions helvetische switz helvetia swiss suisse canton helvetica helvitica cantons helvetic gallens bear cross bears

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