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Re: Franz Krischker, coin designer
« Reply #30 on: September 16, 2020, 11:49:50 AM »
3 Reichsmark 1928 A (Jaeger 333)
900 Jahre Naumburg an der Saale

Very nice coin! Of course I would have picked Uta* instead of Hermann, or maybe both or all four figures, but that is a good design. The piece was designed by Wilhelm Nida-Rümelin; Krischker was the engraver.

(*) Peripheral side note: Umberto Eco, who also wrote "Storia della bellezza", said that, if he could choose one woman from the history of arts who he would like to dine and spend an evening with, his first choice would be Uta von Naumburg ...

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Re: Franz Krischker, coin designer
« Reply #31 on: September 16, 2020, 12:11:43 PM »
3 Reichsmark 1929 A (Jaeger 337)
Zur Vereinigung Waldecks mit Preußen

Do you happen to know what that squiggle between the two D's is? The one at the three o'clock position is the A mintmark, but the other one, hmm. Krischker did the design here, but I don't think it is FK or so.

His Nazi Germany pieces also show quite, uh, nicely why Fraktur does not work as well as Antiqua on coins: Hardly any straight lines, always a mix of uppercase and lowercase, no continuous top and bottom line so to say. Fraktur is fine for single words, I think, especially when they are used like a design element, but not this way.

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Re: Franz Krischker, coin designer
« Reply #32 on: September 16, 2020, 12:43:52 PM »
I don't know. I'll try to find out.

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Re: Franz Krischker, coin designer
« Reply #33 on: September 16, 2020, 12:45:28 PM »
Thanks to Mrs. Borodulina, I have now noted that the zero is slightly larger than the 5 on the 50 pfennig 1938 and 1939 (Jaeger 365) and the 1 is not aligned with the zero on the 10 pfennig  1948-1950 (Jaeger 1503). The 5 and the zero are not on the same baseline on the 50 pfennig 1949. Maybe that was Krischker's secret "signature"?

BTW, when did Krischker move to West Berlin? Or didn't he have to move?

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Re: Franz Krischker, coin designer
« Reply #34 on: September 16, 2020, 12:55:25 PM »
Krischker lived in West Berlin (Tegel district).

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Re: Franz Krischker, coin designer
« Reply #35 on: September 16, 2020, 02:34:59 PM »
I can't find an image of Franz Krischker. Can anybody help?
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Re: Franz Krischker, coin designer
« Reply #36 on: September 16, 2020, 03:16:26 PM »
Didn't find a portrait, but did find a reference to a 15 page article on him that may have a portrait. I hope someone has kept the magazine.

Franz Paul Krischker (1896–1955) – Münzmedailleur und Metallgestalter. Zur Erinnerung an den letzten Medailleur der preußischen Staatsmünze Berlin, in: Numismatische Zeitschrift, 108/109. Österreichische Numismatische Gesellschaft, 2001, pages 225–240.

Also, the Leisering article (ISBN 978-3-86646-836-8) can be read (text in German) here.

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Re: Franz Krischker, coin designer
« Reply #37 on: September 16, 2020, 03:23:08 PM »
I am too

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Re: Franz Krischker, coin designer
« Reply #38 on: September 16, 2020, 03:38:59 PM »
I have been looking for photography and biography for several years. I am compiling a catalog of GDR money in Russian.
but this is a big blank spot in German history.
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Re: Franz Krischker, coin designer
« Reply #39 on: September 16, 2020, 03:43:31 PM »
Do you happen to know what that squiggle between the two D's is? The one at the three o'clock position is the A mintmark, but the other one, hmm. Krischker did the design here, but I don't think it is FK or so.

It looks like a swan, but I couldn't find a connection with Krischker. The closest I got is very close, but also a highly unlikely candidate: Lithuania, 1598-1603, personal mark of Andrzej Zawisza herbu Labendz.

Peter
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Re: Franz Krischker, coin designer
« Reply #40 on: September 16, 2020, 03:49:43 PM »
The 2 and 5 Mark Potsdamer Garnisonskirche is a joint product of Alfred Vocke and Krischker.

source, page 57

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Re: Franz Krischker, coin designer
« Reply #41 on: September 16, 2020, 04:41:24 PM »
Didn't find a portrait, but did find a reference to a 15 page article on him that may have a portrait. I hope someone has kept the magazine.

Franz Paul Krischker (1896–1955) – Münzmedailleur und Metallgestalter. Zur Erinnerung an den letzten Medailleur der preußischen Staatsmünze Berlin, in: Numismatische Zeitschrift, 108/109. Österreichische Numismatische Gesellschaft, 2001, pages 225–240.

I was looking at this too. It is complicated as it doesn't seem to have been digitized. The book is expensive and the only library of which I can see that it has a copy is located in Basel. I also checked the online collections of several archives in Germany and the Netherlands for photos of this artist but no luck there either.
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Re: Franz Krischker, coin designer
« Reply #42 on: September 16, 2020, 05:54:00 PM »
Thank you for looking, eurocoin.
Visit the website of The Royal Mint Museum.

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Re: Franz Krischker, coin designer
« Reply #43 on: September 16, 2020, 06:38:19 PM »
I was looking at this too. It is complicated as it doesn't seem to have been digitized. The book is expensive and the only library of which I can see that it has a copy is located in Basel. I also checked the online collections of several archives in Germany and the Netherlands for photos of this artist but no luck there either.

I ordered this book.
and I've been waiting for her from Switzerland for a month
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Re: Franz Krischker, coin designer
« Reply #44 on: September 17, 2020, 05:23:27 AM »
Drittes Reich Anlässe
Silbermedaille 1939 (Krischker) 50. Geburtstag von Adolf Hitler - gestiftet von der Stadt Braunau.