Solid silver with selective gold plating and a great design makes this commemorative medallion for the 60th Anniversary of the People’s Uprising a unique collectors piece.
It was a turbulent time in East Germany in 1953. The construction workers began the conflict with a strike on 16 June 1953 for better conditions following Stalin’s edict that more work was required for the same wages. By the end more than 500 villages and towns were involved in stoppages and strikes in nearly every major industry. Brutal military intervention and many deaths occurred before the uprising was stopped.
The medallion is encased in a capsule and is in mint proof condition. All marks or scratches in the photographs are on the plastic casing as the medallions were not removed for the purpose of photography, in order to preserve them.
A truly wonderful historic collectors piece for those who are interested in European post war history.
Limited to 5,000 examples these are getting very difficult to find.