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GERMANY, 400th anniversary of Gutenberg's printing press, 1840, in bronze (37mm) obverse, bust wearing hat and coat left, inscription around 'Iohann Gaensfleisch Gen.Gutenberg Geb.Z.Mainz Zwischen 1393-1400', reverse, Gutenberg seated in his workshop reading a printed sheet, 'PS.118 V.23' in line below his feet, inscription 'Vierte Iubelf.D.Erfindung/D.Buchdruckerkunst/In Deutschland/D.24 Iuni 1840' in exergue; together with USA, medal in bronze (70mm) by A.Scharf, commemorating the 500th anniversary of the birth of Gutenberg and the invention of the octuple printing press by R.Hoe and Co, obverse, old printing press used by Gutenberg in 1450 with oak branch to left, inscription in tablet below 'To/The Honor/and Memory/of/Johan Gutenberg/Inventor/of Movable/Types', reverse, view of printing press, 'Octuple Press/Printing 192,000/4 Page Newspapers/Per Hour' above and 'Invented and Constructed/by R.Hoe and Co/in 1900' in tablet below. A spot at 4 o'clock on obverse of first medal, otherwise good very fine - extremely fine. (2)
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GERMANY, 400th anniversary of Gutenberg's printing press, 1840, in bronze (37mm) obverse, bust wearing hat ...