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eMedals-France. A Franco-Prussian War Commemorative Medal 1870-1871

Item: EG373

France. A Franco-Prussian War Commemorative Medal 1870-1871

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France. A Franco-Prussian War Commemorative Medal 1870-1871

In bronze, engraver marked ""GEORGES LEMAIRE"" on the obverse, cornucopia hallmarked and marked ""BRONZE"" on the edge, 29.5 mm, original ribbon, extremely fine.

Footnote: The Franco-Prussian War Commemorative Medal was instituted in November 1911, for award to those with service in the Franco-Prussian War, from July 1870 to February 1871. The medal was awarded to participants who held the combatants certificate, of which it is believed 150,000 existed.

 

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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