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eMedals-Prussia, State. A Royal Order of the Crown in Gold, First Class, c.1910

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Prussia, State. A Royal Order of the Crown in Gold, First Class, c.1910

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Prussia, State. A Royal Order of the Crown in Gold, First Class, c.1910

(Königliche Kronen-Orden, 1. Klasse mit Schwertern). Issued 1861-1866. A first class set, consisting of 1) A first class breast star; a eight-pointed multi-rayed star; the obverse with a central silver gilt medallion bearing the Royal Prussian crown, surrounded by a light blue enameled ring, inscribed “Gott Mit Uns"" (German- God with Us) in Gold lettering; the reverse plain, with a vertical pinback, a barrel hinge, and a round wire catch; measuring 91.13 mm (w) x 91.55 mm (h); weighing 72.8 grams. 2) A first class sash badge; a cross pattee constructed of Gold, with white enameled arms; he obverse with a circular central medallion depicting the Royal Prussian crown, surrounded by a blue enameled ring, inscribed “Gott Mit Uns” (German - God with Us) in gold lettering; the reverse with a circular central medallion depicting the royal cipher of King William I, surrounded by a light blue enameled ring, inscribed “Den 18 October 1861) (German - the 18th of October 1861); marked “N” for “Neuhaus & Sohn, Berlin” on the edge of the six o’clock arm; measuring 62.30 mm (w) x 62.20 mm (h); suspended from a period original and full size sash ribbon; light chip in the enamels on the top of the twelve o’clock arm; in overall extremely fine condition.

Footnote: A total of 59 Royal Order of the Crown, First Class Sash Badges were awarded.

This offering is a part of the "Dr. Albert Goodwin Collection", a preeminent assemblage of world Orders, Medals, and Decorations composed solely by Dr.Goodwin between 1946-1967. Dr. Goodwin had a successful career as an educator and prominent physician in New York as well as actively serving in both World Wars with the United States Medical Corps. He acted as both President and Vice-President of the Orders and Medals Society of America (OMSA) and is responsible for organizing their first convention in 1960. He maintained further membership with the American Society of Military Collectors, the International Orders Research Society, and the American Numismatic Society. His knowledge and passion for history and awards is evident in this meticulously compiled collection that is now available in its entirety for the first time exclusively on eMedals.com.

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