NumisMaster Logo
Sign In
Free Newsletter

Collector Info
In Print
Site Map

Zeppelin Over the Pyramids
March 03, 2009

Where Can You Find A Zeppelin Over the Pyramids?

On a Goetz Medal of Course.

This Karl Goetz medal features Dr. Hugo Eckener - Father of the LZ 127 Zeppelin and displays this Airships flight to Egypt, which took place from March 24th to the 28th, 1929. Eckener was the founder of the Zeppelin Company, which later constructed the Hindenburg, the largest Airship ever flown.

The LZ 127 Graf Zeppelin made it's journey to Egypt successfully, while the Hindenburg exploded from use of flammable hydrogen gas, killing 36 of the 127 people aboard and effectively ending the era of the Airship.

For Eckener the number 127 must have held a great deal of karma.

Today, this lovely silver medal is valued at nearly $675, more than twice it's approximate value just five short years ago.

Add to:   digg
With this blog: Email to friend   Print

Something to add? Notice an error? Comment on this blog.

About the Author
Tom Michael has been Krause Publications primary market analyst on more than 80 world and United States coin catalogs produced over the last 20 years. He came to KP in 1987 with a bachelor of arts degree in history, a master of arts degree in economics and a history of coin collecting stretching back to the 1960s. He began collecting world coins as a child by asking friends and relatives to bring coins back from overseas trips, visiting flea markets and having his mother watch for foreign coins in her register at the local grocery store. Today he works with a dedicated base of over 200 contributors to provide accurate market values for the five-volume Standard Catalog of World Coins series, as well as many specialty catalogs, including Coins & Currency of the Middle East and the fifth edition of Unusual World Coins.

Search this Blog
Email Updates
Email me a message when a new post is added!
RSS Feed

About Us | Contact Us | Privacy | Your data is secure
©2018 F+W Publications, Inc., Iola, Wisconsin. All rights reserved.