Silver Civil Merit Medal, Type II

SKU: 02.HAN.0105.202.01

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Attributes

  • country
    Germany
  • date of institution
    1831

History


The Medal was established by Prince Regent George (later King George IV of Great Britain and Hanover) in the name of his father, King George III of Great Britain and Hanover. The Medal was established to publically recognize and award exceptional civilian merit.

The Award was issued in two grades, Silver and Gold.

The Gold Medal was conferred in recognition of particularly outstanding achievements. In order to receive the Gold Medal, an individual had to have first received the Silver Medal.

Type II features the portrait of King Wilhelm IV.

The Silver Medal (1831-1841) is very rare.

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  • Price

    $3500 USD

  • Composition

    Silver

  • Inscription

    Obv: WILHELM IV KONIG 1831 Rev: VERDIENST UMS VATERLAND Rim: [RECIPIENT'S NAME]

  • Size

    36mm

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