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Edition : La Maison des Instituteurs - MDI - St Germain en Laye

Size : 91cm x 68cm


Medal from Breslau commemorating the 300th anniversary of the invention of printing, 1740

Obv.: THE ART OF THE PRINTING / I·G - I·F· -   Bust portraits of Gutenberg and Fust almost facing each other.
In the bottom section: INVENTORS 1440 ZV MAYNZ

In the bottom section: THIRD IVBILÆVM / 1740 / D.24.IVN.
June 24, 1440 is considered the date of invention here.

Johannes Fust (here: FAVST) accompanied Gutenberg from 1448 to 1455 as a lender, merchant and publisher.


Medal from Leipzig commemorating the 300th anniversary of the invention of printing, 1740. Gutenberg appears with  Fust again


Gutenberg Monument in Frankfurt, Germany. This monument, sculpted by Nicolaus Karl Eduard von der Launitz, was commissioned for the 4th secular celebration of the invention of printing and shows Gutenberg, Fust, and Schoeffer. The foundation stone was laid in 1840 and the finished monument unveiled in 1858.


Issued on 1 February 2024   (Icons of Inspiration - Johannes Gutenberg)           (Niue)

Two Dollars - Silver

Reverse: Johannes Gutenberg looking out and holding a book BIBLIA SACRA / LATINA, in addition to an image of him using one of his most important inventions, the printing press, with German writing in the background; designer at bottom left JI (Joel Iskowitz), mintmark at left CA. Theme at bottom Johannes / Gutenberg.

Obverse: A triumphant image of a muse, arm extended toward the sun, designer JI (Joel Iskowitz), with the Public Seal of Niue at bottom right PUBLIC SEAL OF NIUE motto in ribbon ATUA / NIUE TUKULAGI, face value at left TWO DOLLARS (two dollars), date at right 2024. Face value at left in two lines TWO / DOLLARS (two dollars), date at bottom left 2024. Weight and silver purity ↻ at left .999 SILVER 1 OUNCE.

Two Hundred and Fifty Dollars - Gold

Face value at left 250 DOLLARS (two dollars), date at right 2024. Face value at left in two lines 250 / DOLLARS (two hundred and fifty dollars), date at bottom left 2024. Weight and gold purity ↻ at left .9999 GOLD 1 OUNCE.


Germany - FRG silver medal undated     Famous Germans - Johannes Gutenberg


PRINTING AND STATIONERY Medal, Jean Gutenberg, inventor of the printing press

Obverse: JEAN GVTENBERG. INVENTOR OF THE PRINTING PRESS BORN IN 1400 DIED IN 1468. Bust of Jean Gutenberg on the left on a background of small decorative crosses, signed: LEON DESCHAMPS

Reverse: LA LVMIERE FVT Printing machine, laurel branches and palms on the back. Books open on the floor


Original vintage advertising label from the 1950's for Biscottes LUC, the biscuits company from Châteauroux, France.
These were included in packs of biscottes (rusks).

Features an image of a painting in colour of Johannes Gutenberg; with inscription L'imprimerie Inventions Et Découvertes / Inventions And Discoveries The Printing Press. Includes text in French Pour Recevoir Une Belle Gravure, Découper Ici Et Remettre Le Haut De Dix Buvards A Votre Fournisseur / To Receive a Beautiful Engraving, Cut Here and Deliver the Top of Ten Blotters To Your Supplier.

dimensions (cm): 17.5x15.5.


Wearable medal 1900.     

View of the house where Gutenberg was born above a small coat of arms, surrounded by laurel branches and a banner.

Pedestal with the bust of Gutenberg, in front of it a young man dressed in Greek lays a laurel wreath, in the background wall with the city coat of arms and the Mainz Cathedral.


Mainz medal on the 500th anniversary of the death of Gutenberg     1968


Gutenberg Johann (around 1400-1468) - on the erection of the Gutenberg memorial in Mainz.
Thorwaldsen, half-length portrait from the front


On the erection of the Gutenberg statue in Mainz 1837

View of the Thorwaldsen monument.

Rev.: ARTEM / QVAE GRAECOS LATVIT, / LATVITQVE LATINOS, / GERMANI SOLERS / EXTVDIT INGENIVM. / NVNC QVIDQVID / VETERES SAPIVNT, / SAPIVNTQVE RECHENTES, / NON SIBI, / SED POPVLIS OMNIBVS / ID SAPIVNT.  "The art, which neither the Greeks nor the Latins knew, owes its invention to the research spirit of the German man. Through this, everything that the ancients knew and the moderns discovered will no longer be their individual property, but will be the property of all nations." (the inscription on the Gutenberg monument in Mainz written by Otfried Müller).


Another medal celebrating the erection of the Gutenberg statue in Mainz  1837


Johannes Gutenberg 1440 Large Bronze Relief Medal


First instalment of the pattern collection by JG Schelter and Giesecke. Leipzig 1899

A block showing Gutenberg was available in two sizes alongside blocks showing a printing workshop with cherubs casting type, setting type, using a hand press, operating a camera and litho printing amongst other things

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