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.

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