Coin and Paper Money Collecting/German medal

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German Medal
German Medal  

German Medal
German Medal  
Hi,
I acquire a great medal; Germany 1912, silver, oval 38x52mm without the loop. Obverse, Alfred Krupp bust, Reverse; standing metal worker with sword. I want to know how rare and value it is. Thanks.

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Hi again Ramon,
This medal is actually fairly common. It should also be marked with "990" on the edge, which is the silver purity.
Generally they sell for $40-$50 on eBay, up to $75 over in Europe at private auctions. The most I have ever seen one sell for was $100 and that was because it came with the original presentation case.
Thanks for the question! =)

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My specialty is world coins from the 18th to 20th centuries, primarily non-US foreign coins and related areas such as errors and exonumia (tokens, medals, etc.). I can answer questions relating to identification, grading, selling, preservation and evaluation of such items. In addition to catalog value, I can give you the practical market value and trends for specific types of coins. I will also take questions regarding counterfeits (both modern and antique) and on how to identify them. I am NOT knowledgeable in paper money/banknotes, ancient or "shipwreck" coins. Thank you.

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