Posted 12 years ago
Wisconsin's Kohler Company issued these spectacular 14k gold medals for only 25 years of service. These were issued on a chain linked to a pocket watch. Eventually the medals were issued in bronze and without a loop so that they could be worn in a bezel by the ladies. I have just been asked about the value of one of these medals and will try to answer it without offending our site owners. The Kohler medal is not rare since Kohler issued a fair number of these gold 25 year medals. There does not seem to be much of any collector demand for such medals. The value of this type of medal is it's gold value. Since it is 14k gold .58333 percent of it's total weight is pure gold. In my opinion this medal is too good to sell for scrap to gold dealers who usually pay 50-70% of melt value. A true collector who needs one will pay full gold value or slightly more unfortunately such collectors are also rare.