The year 1912 is perhaps most remembered for the sinking of the British passenger liner RMS Titanic on April 15 during its maiden voyage. But just a few weeks prior to that disaster, the best men and pairs skaters gathered in the United Kingdom, in Manchester, for the 1912 World Figure Skating Championships. The medal shown here is another in the collection of The Netropolitan Museum of Figure Skating Pins that was presented to Olympic and World champions Ludowika Eilers and Walter Jakobsson for their second place finish in pairs at the event.
The commemorative medal from the 1910 World Figure Skating Championships shown in the gallery is steeped in history and provenance. It is one of two presented to Ludowika Eilers and Walter Jakobsson for their second place finish in pairs at the World Championships. Measuring 1-1/8" in diameter (2.8575 cm), the face of the medal features a depiction of the Berliner Schlittschuh Club pin at the center with laurel leaves encircling the design.