Gold Coin and Medal Honouring Anniversary of Protestant Reformation

09 Aug 2018  Thu

On 21st August, Stacks Bowers Galleries is going to offer a gold coin and a gold medal that were issued to celebrate to different anniversaries of the Protestant Reformation. The auction will be conducted along with the ANA World’s Fair of Money.

The 1642 gold 2-ducat coin from Regensburg was issued to observe 100 years of the Reformation while the 1925 gold medal was issued to observe the 400th anniversary of the Reformation in Nurnberg.

The coin’s obverse features a handshake between a civilian and a military personnel. A candle is featured above the handshake while a bible is depicted below. Other inscriptions include the Augsburg Confession, 15th October date, abbreviations of Verbum Dei Manet in Aeternam, which translates to “The Word of God Endures in Eternity”.

The reverse features Coat of Arms and an inscription that translates to “100 years of revealing light, Senate and People of Regensburg”. Only one more coin of this type has been ever offered by Stacks Bowers Galleries. The coin is graded MS 63 by NGC and will be offered with an estimate of $3,500.

The NGC MS-63 medal’s obverse features the sun rising over a city and denomination while the reverse features fineness, the anniversary and other attributes. Only four such medals have been offered by Stacks Bowers in the last 15 years. This time it has an estimate of $2,500.

Image Courtesy: Stacks and Bowers

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