100561 | GERMANY. Wilhelm II with Auguste Viktoria silver Medal.

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    100561 | GERMANY. Wilhelm II with Auguste Viktoria silver Medal. Issued 1914. World War I series: The Deutsche Kaiserpaar (the imperial couple) and the reinstitution of the Iron Cross (34mm, 17.72 g, 12h). By L. C. Lauer in Nürnberg.

     

    WILHELM–AUGUSTE VICTORIA D DEUTSCHEN VOLKES KAISERPAAR, jugate busts of Wilhelm and Augusta Victoria left / The Iron Cross; hand holding sword to left and rose to right. Edge: SILBER 990.

     

    Zetzmann 5002. Gem Mint State. Alluring prooflike surfaces, with frosted devices and a light golden tone. Rare.

     

    Originally created as a military award for the Kingdom of Prussia during the Napoleonic Wars, the Iron Cross (Eisernes Kreuz) was re-instituted by Emperor Wilhelm II at the outset of World War I. Based upon the cross pattée, this award features a black enameled cross with flared tips, generally remaining with a consistent appearance throughout the various times at which it was awarded.

     

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