Tribute to Carl Wilhelm Scheele (1742-1786)

Date 1789
Metal silver
Shape round
Dimensions 35 mm
Medallist J.G. Wikman
Rarity Unknown


Carl Wilhem Scheele learned pharmacy in Göteborg in Sweden. He first worked as a pharmacist in Stockholm and then moved to Uppsala where he followed some chemistry courses and started some research in chemistry. He became famous by discovering several chemical elements.

Medal probably struck in Sweden

Reference: « Pharmazeutische Münzen une Medaillen« , D.A. Wittop Koning, 1972, Govi-Verlag, Frankfurt