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Netherlands: Birth Centenary of Paul Kruger (60mm)

Netherlands: Birth Centenary of Paul Kruger (60mm)Netherlands: Birth Centenary of Paul Kruger (60mm)
Netherlands: Birth Centenary of Paul Kruger (60mm)Netherlands: Birth Centenary of Paul Kruger (60mm)
Netherlands: Birth Centenary of Paul Kruger (60mm)Netherlands: Birth Centenary of Paul Kruger (60mm)
Form: Circular
By: J.C. Wienecke, Chief Engraver, Utrecht Mint, Holland.
Date: 1925
Ref:  AM: 172; Hern: 390; ME: South Africa 2; Laidlaw: 0189a;
Variations:
SizeMetalMassValue
60 mmGoldRare
60.5 mmSilver85.5 gm$210
60.5 mmBronze78.7 gm$150
60.5 mmGilded Bronze96.4 gm$150

Edge: Plain. Silver medal stamped: "ZILVER".

Obverse: Bust of the elderly Paul Kruger in jacket, left. Below to the right, on two staggered lines: “1825- / -1904”. Signed incused in a monogram to the right: “JCW”. Legend: “STEPHANUS JOHANNES PAULUS KRUGER”.

Reverse: Z.A.R coat of arms on a shield surrounded by a design of rays (resembling a Glengarry badge) against a background of Southern Africa, waves below and rays above. To the left and right are two smaller shields each displaying the Lion of Nassau (the emblem of the Netherlands) facing inwards and flanked round the rim by grape vines. Signed incused: "J.C. Wienecke" round rim on right. Legend above: “10 OKTOBER / 1925 (across)” and below: “EEUFEES”.

Notes: The masses of these medals vary considerably.

J.C. Wienecke was the engraver of other medals having similar designs depicting the elderly Paul Kruger (the Volksstem Funeral medal, Laidlaw 0011 and the Nil Desperandum medal, Laidlaw 0057)