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CNG 91, Lot: 1658. Estimate $150.
Sold for $200. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

GERMANY, Weimarer Republik. 1918-1933. Æ Medal (89mm, 169.88 g, 12h). The Birth of the Weimarer Republik. By K. Goetz. Dually-dated 9 November 1918 and 1919. ERINNERVNG AN DEN 9 NOVEMBER 19-18 (in memory of the 9th of November), personification of the New Republic crouching left, extinguishing the flames atop the head of an eagle standing right, with the head of Kaiser Wilhelm, a broken wing, and a broken scepter; in three lines in exergue, FREIHEIT/GLEICHHEIT/BRÜDERLICHKEIT (liberty, equality, brotherhood) / WIR WEIMARER WASCHWEIBER/WASCHEN WOCHENLANG WAHN-/BETÖRT WÜSTER WIDERSACHER/WIDERLICHE WASCHE, WOHL-/GEMUT WEI TER WURSTELND/WIE WENN WELTKRIEGS/WILDES WÜTEN/WENIG WICHTIG/WÄRE (we washer-women of Weimar, besotted with folly, are washing week-in and week-out the revolting dirty laundry of vile adversaries, as if the savage raging of the World War were of little importance) in nine lines; above, the Weimar City Theater between 1919; two washer-women below. Kienast 218. Choice EF.

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