Silver Medal – 1980 German Northwest Lottery Commemorative

This medal is a commemorative piece made to mark the 25th anniversary of the Northwest German Lottery in 1980. It is in gem uncirculated condition, complete with it’s presentation case and paperwork.

Silver Medal - 1980 German Northwest Lottery Commemorative

Silver Medal – 1980 German Northwest Lottery Commemorative

The obverse (I’m guessing here) shows an abstract geometric shape (possibly a rose) on either side of the dates 1955 – 1980. The legend around the upper rim reads “Dad Gluck hat Geburtstag” from 10:00 to 2:00 and “25 Jahre Nordwestlotto” from 8:00 to 4:00.

Silver Medal - 1980 German Northwest Lottery Commemorative

Silver Medal – 1980 German Northwest Lottery Commemorative

On the reverse, there’s a scene reminiscent of Middle Ages and Renaissance era iconography (perhaps a restrike of an older pattern?). There appears to be a man drawing sticks (or keys) out of 2 clay jars on either side of him. The legend reads “FORTV NA PA RIT” from 6:00 to 3:00 & “GA DIVM” from 5:00 to 7:00″.

Identification code: Unknown

Date: 1980

Mint Mark: n/a

Mintage: unknown

Country of origin: Germany

Composition: 90% silver?

Size: 40 mm

Weight: 26g

Other details: The presentation box it comes in has a paper pamphlet with more information in German. The box is also quite ridiculously long.

Estimated Value: ~$40

Silver Medal - 1980 German Northwest Lottery Commemorative

Silver Medal – 1980 German Northwest Lottery Commemorative

Silver Medal - 1980 German Northwest Lottery Commemorative

Silver Medal – 1980 German Northwest Lottery Commemorative

 

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