Merck Darmstadt, 250th anniversary

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Date 1918
Metal iron
Shape oval
Weight
Dimensions  113 mm
Marks none
Medallist Ludwig Gies
Rarity Extremely rare

Merck was founded in Darmstadt, Germany, in 1668 by Jacob Merck. At the origin, it was an apothecary shop named Engel-Apotheke (the Angel pharmacy). Starting in 1827, it turned to a more industrial environment under Emanuel Merck who worked on alcaloids. In 1850, with his sons, E. Merck founded the eponymous company.

This iron-molded medal was created in 1918 for the 250th anniversary of the pharmaceutical Merck-Darmstadt company

Photo & reference : American Numismatic Society