GOTT SPRACH UND VIEL BE TRAUERT SANKST DU NIEDER 1238-1637 GOTT SPRICHT UND NEU ERSTEHST DU HEILIG WIEDER ZERSTORT AM 5 MAI 1842
St. Nicholas Cathedral Hamburg, Germany
1 3/4 inch diameter
This commemorative medal shows the St. Nicholas Cathedral in Hamburg, Germany, before and after the 1842 fire that destroyed the city. The cathedral was restored, but the steeple foundation was damged during World War II bombings. The coin is made from copper salvaged from the steeple destroyed in the 1842 fire.