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CNG 91, Lot: 1639. Estimate $100.
Sold for $85. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

FRANCE, temp. Royal (Second Restoration). Æ Medal (58mm, 98.72 g, 12h). Commemorating the 400th Anniversary of the Invention of the Printing Press. By F. Kirstein. Dated 24 June 1840. Statue of Johannes Gutenberg facing slightly right; in two lines across field, A JEAN/GUTENBERG | LA VILLE DE/STRASBOURG / INVENTION DE L’IMPRIMERIE, crowned and crested coat-of-arms with lionine supporters; in three lines above, QUATRIÈME/FÊTE SECULAIRE/24 JUIN 1840. Edge: (prow) CUIVRE. Jehne 61; Sincona 1, lot 1030. EF, warm brown surfaces.

Duplicates from the Kisch Medal Collection sold on behalf of the American Numismatic Society.