|Friedrich Schiller was one of the most famous writers in German history. This 1859 Germany Hamburg Bronze Medal which commemorates Friedrich Schillerís 100th Birthday has been graded MS65 by PCGS. The medal is wonderfully made with very high relief. In fact, the piece has such high relief that the highest point of the obverse (one of the leaves near the forehead) has actually pressed up against the inside of the PCGS holder and caused a minor crack in the plastic, though the holder is still intact and the medal appears undamaged. The medal has a nice even medium brown color when viewed at most angles, but when tilted into the light the slightly proof like fields of the piece show some green, blue and purple colors. No significant hits, marks or spotting is evident and it is unclear to me what may have limited the piece to the MS65 grade. A very impressive commemorative medal in gem condition.
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