England, George II:s death 1760 - Excessively rare and extremely fine by Johann Carl Hedlinger

95 000 kr

England, George II:s death 1760 - Excessively rare and extremely fine by Johann Carl Hedlinger
On the obverse the kings armoured, draped and laureate bust to the left and in the legend: "GEORGIUS II D G MAGN BRIT FR HIB REX". The engravers initials JCH below the sholder. On the reverse a map of the British Isles on globe (Great Britain and Ireland) and in the legend: "INCOMPARABILIS". Tinn, 121.86g, 68mm, plain edge, EF a few handling marks, lustrous with a frosted relief. Excessively rare. Heimer-, Felder 189.


About the rarity of the medal
This medal is so rare that it is not included in the English standard reference work "British commemorative medals and their values" by Christopher Eimer. However, it is included in the special work on Johan Carl Hedlinger's coins and medals by Peter Felder with number 189. According to Felder, the medal should be minted in silver and pewter, however, the only sales I have noted are minted in lead. In the international database Coin Archives Pro, only two examples have been noted, both in lead. The finest of these, grade VF with edge damage, was sold in 2021 by auction house Dix-Noonan-Web in their auction 199 with lot number 871. The medal was hammered for £2,800, plus buyer's commission. 

This medal on offer is instead struck in pewter and is, as far as I can see, the only example available on the market and is also in incredibly beautiful condition, significantly better than the example hammered at £2,800 in 2021. An opportunity for the collector of rare medals engraved by the master engraver Hedlinger.