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Obverse of 1951 Swiss Gold Medallion
Obverse of 1951 Swiss Gold Medallion

Reverse of 1951 Swiss Gold Medallion
Reverse of 1951 Swiss Gold Medallion

1951 Swiss Gold Medallion in Presentation Box
1951 Swiss Gold Medallion in Presentation Box

1351 - 1951 Swiss Gold Medallion
A gold medallion issued in 1951 to celebrate the 600th anniversary of the entry of the canton of Zurich into the Swiss Confederation on 1st May.

The medallion features a clean simple design, and despite its relatively low relief, is very attractive, possibly assisted by the fine matt hammered finish.

A male figure in a tunic, kneeling and holding a halberd or similar weapon in his left hand, his right hand is raised as are the first two fingers, in a Churchillian gesture. The impression given is that the character is swearing an oath, presumably that of allegiance to the Confederation. His tunic bears the faint outline of a shield, presumably with the coat of arms of Zurich. There is no lettering on the reverse, apart from the engravers signature, which is slightly difficult to read but appears to be P. Fischer.

The reverse design is simple but effective. The dates:- 1 MAI
in three lines, occupy the central area of the medallion, with the mintmark B for the Bern Mint below. Around the outside is the legend:

The edge is milled.

Gold (18 / 22 ct.)32.526.850.65 or 0.79

Notes on Table
Diameter = Diameter in millimetres.
Weight = Weight in grams.
AGW = Actual weight of fine gold content in troy ounces (depending whether the alloy is 18ct or 22ct gold.
We have priced the medal on the assumption that it is only 18ct.

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DescriptionAvailabilityPrice £Price $
1951 Swiss Gold MedallionYes£235$415

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