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Research Coins: Feature Auction

 
91001688
CNG 91, Lot: 1688. Estimate $3000.
Sold for $4250. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

SWITZERLAND, Schweizerische Eidgenossenschaft (Swiss Confederation). AV Medal (49mm, 79.98 g, 12h). Commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the Compagnie Suisse de Réassurances (forerunner to Swiss Re). By L. Alloy. Dually-dated 1863 and 1913. Two women standing right, looking toward one another and holding hands; in three lines to left, TUTIUS/SIMUL/ITER (once more, safer together) / COMPAGNIE SUISSE DE RÉASSURANCES, view of the headquarters; in exergue, rayed Swiss cross between dates. EF. An attractive and rare art nouveau piece, struck in low relief.