December 4, 2014 – This year’s art medal created by the “State Mints of Baden-Wuerttemberg” honors the great automobile pioneers Ferdinand and Ferry Porsche.
During the presentation Ralf Schumacher, Head of the Department for Finance and Economy, (left) gives the medal to Dr. Wolfgang Posche. On the right Peter Huber, Director of the State Mints of Baden-Wuerttemberg.
“The lifework of Ferdinand and Ferry Porsche is a key component in the development of our country Baden-Wuerttemberg on its way to become the most significant automobile location in Germany. Then as now, Porsche does not merely represent an automobile, a sports car manufacturer but stands for ingenuity, image, quality and values”, says Head of the Department for Finance and Economy, Ralf Schumacher, during the presentation of this year’s art medal in the Porsche Museum Stuttgart on December 2, 2014.
The new Porsche medal high relief version in bronze.
The medal has been artistically designed by Prof. Ulrich Böhme while Werner Mebert has done the masterful engraving. The series of art medals entitled “Great Inventors from Baden-Wuerttemberg”, which had started in 2007 with Artur Fischer, has become a special kind of trademark of the coin and medal manufacturer “State Mints of Baden-Wuerttemberg”. The series is dedicated to outstanding individuals from Baden-Wuerttemberg which significantly advanced technical development thanks to their creativity and genius.
The history of manufacturing coins and medals in Baden-Wuerttemberg goes back more than six centuries. Today, the State Mints of Baden-Wuerttemberg are a leading, internationally operating minting enterprise. Together, the two mints Karlsruhe and Stuttgart produce about 40% of the German circulation and collector coins.
The new Porsche medal in fine gold.
“I am delighted that we were able to win the Porsche Family and the company for this project. To us, Porsche is inextricably linked to Baden-Wuerttemberg as the cradle of the car industry. Hence, it is only logical to commemorate the ingenuity of these two automobile pioneers Ferdinand and Ferry Porsche with a medal created by the State Mints”, Ralf Schumacher concluded.
Since 2007, these artistic medals have been released:
2007 Prof. Dr. h. c. Fischer
2008 Ferdinand Graf von Zeppelin
2009 Karl Maybach
2010 Karl Drais
2011 Carl Benz and Gottlieb Daimler
2012 Margarete Steiff
2013 Heinrich Hertz
Further information on these medals are available on the State Mints of Baden-Wuerttemberg website.
This is the website of the legendary automobile company.
And the famous design products made by Porsche are presented on the Porsche Design website.