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CNG 91, Lot: 1663. Estimate $200.
Sold for $360. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

GERMANY, Weimarer Republik. 1918-1933. Æ Medal (59mm, 60.00 g, 12h). Election to the German Reichstag. By K. Goetz. Dated 6 June 1920. REICHSTAGS-WAHL 6 JUNI 1920 (election to the Reichstag), party members celebrate their respective results at the ballot urn while sitting around the rim, inscribed ERGEBNIS (outcome): ZENT: 67 (Center)/D NAT. V. P.: 65 (German National People’s Party)/CHR. FÖRD.: 21 (Christian Federation)/D. HANN.: 5 (Hannoverian Democrats)/BAY. B. B.: 4 (Bavarian Farmers’ League)/D. DEM. P.: 45 (German Democratic Party)/M. S. P.: 110 (Majority Socialist Party)/U. S. P.: 80 (Independent Socialist Party)/KOMM. P.: 2 (Communist Party) / Members of the various political parties stand on top of a bewildered and helpless imperial German eagle, in an effort to garner their share of Germany: a National Liberal holds the King’s crown; the Center party member holds a cross and a school book; the Democrat holds the Scales of Justice; the Majority and Independent Socialists wave a International flag; a Communist begins to saw off the eagle’s wing; in two lines in exergue, O DU MEIN/EINIG DEUTSCHES REICH (“Oh my united Germany”). Kienast 269. EF.

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