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eMedals-Prussia, State. A Red Eagle Order, II Class Star with Oakleaves, c.1860

Item: EG639

Prussia, State. A Red Eagle Order, II Class Star with Oakleaves, c.1860

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Prussia, State. A Red Eagle Order, II Class Star with Oakleaves, c.1860

(Preußische Rote Adlerorden II. Klasse mit Eichenlaub); Issued 1854-1915. An early example of this order consisting of a multirayed silver star with a Gold cross pattee affixed by Gold prongs, with white enameled arms; the obverse with a circular enameled medallion depicting an enameled crowned eagle, surrounded by a white enameled ring, with hand carved Gold lettering “SINCERE ET CONSTANTER” (Latin - Sincere and persistent), with hand etched Gold oakleaves, the reverse with a vertical pin, dual uniform stays, and a functional hinge/catch assembly; measuring 80.13 mm (w) x 81.66 mm (h); weighing 58.0 grams; light enamel contact to the eagle on the obverse, in overall near extremely fine condition.

Footnote: With a total of 23 of this Order of the Red Eagle Second Class with Oakleaves 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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