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General Eisenhower (Swiss Medal?)

 
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 Posted 02/04/2022  2:37 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add Roma2021 to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
I cannot find this exact medal, but I think company Kl. Kal. Schutzen riggisberg is a swiss company. Is this a Franklin mint type thing? 50th anniversary of d day type think? Any information would be very much appreciated.

Thank you!

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 Posted 02/04/2022  3:25 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Eligius to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Riggisberg is a small village in the Kanton of Bern in Switzerland. KL.KAL. SCHÜTZEN is an abbreviation for Klein Kaliber Schützen (small caliber shooting). This is the name of a shooting association in Riggisberg. I found a pdf describing the history of this association No information about your medal is given however. I could not find any relation between Eisenhower and Riggisberg.

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 Posted 02/04/2022  3:37 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Roma2021 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks Eligius. I found the village of course, but not the shooting club. I will research that some more. I haven't bought the medal, but it is close by at a shop so I may go take a look again.
I didn't get a weight nor a diameter and I doubt it is silver, but I usually google lens search these type things and almost immediately find a comparable. After some exhaustive searching I have nearly given up on this one.
I am sure I am missing something obvious.
Thanks for your help and I will let you know if I find anything.
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 Posted 02/04/2022  4:43 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Roma2021 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
@jbuck any ideas on it? metal composition or purpose or age? it's a frustrating one! I cannot even categorize it . . .
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 Posted 02/04/2022  8:57 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Spence to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Maybe a modern version of a "shooting medal"?
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 Posted 02/06/2022  10:21 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Roma2021 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Ok. So I weighted this at 52 g and measured it at 48 mm. It sure pings like silver... It's also less than $20. Any thoughts? I am at the shop now #128515;
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 Posted 02/06/2022  10:33 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Roma2021 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Here's two better pictures

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 Posted 02/06/2022  11:49 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Spence to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Hard to know for sure from your pics, but the color looks more like bronze, perhaps with a silver wash of some sort. If you do/did get it, I'll be interested to hear what the specific gravity is.
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 Posted 02/06/2022  12:14 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Roma2021 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
@Spence, I thought so too . . . but the nose has some wear . . . wouldn't the wash reveal a more bronze color? the lighting in the shop wasn't great. I'm still really confused I cannot find another one of these. Anywhere.
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 Posted 02/13/2022  12:51 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add retiredkper to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
As I read the medal it is an event. A small cal. shooting contest to celebrate the end of WWII and honoring Gen. Eisenhower. Since he is portrayed in uniform and only his rank is mentioned I would guess it to be 1945-46. Neat medal!!
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