Medal: Hungary Ignac Semmelweis
Medal: Hungary Ignac Semmelweis

This is a silver medal by sculptor András Kiss Nagy celebrating Ignaz Philipp Semmelweis who was a Hungarian physician known as an early pioneer of antiseptic procedures. Described as the 'savior of mothers', Semmelweis proposed the practice of washing hands with chlorinated lime solutions in 1847 while working in Vienna General Hospital's First Obstetrical Clinic. At that time, doctors' wards had three times the mortality of midwives' wards.

The medal is worth its weight in silver plus a collector premium. The medal contains about one-half troy ounce of the precious medal, so at, say, $20 US dollars per ounce silver, the silver value would be $10. Look up the current value of silver at

For the collector premium, approximate values are:

circulated or tainted: add $5 to the silver value
pristine uncirculated: add $20 to the silver value

Coin: 21128 , Genre: Medals
Requested by: Matthew Routledge, Mon, 16-May-2016 09:11:54 GMT
Answered by: Paul, Mon, 16-May-2016 21:41:34 GMT
Requester description: On the back of the coin it has a man sitting down with a child in his arm and a larger child standing with his hand on his head and the child is holding a bear. On the front is a picture of a man with a mustache. Front-semmelweis ignac
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