100607 | GERMANY. Reichspräsident Paul von Hindenburg silver Medal.

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    100607 | GERMANY. Reichspräsident Paul von Hindenburg silver Medal. Dated 1925. Commemorating his Election (33mm, 13.96 g, 12h). By L. C. Lauer in Nürnberg.

     

    PAUL von BENECKENDORFF und HINDENBURG, bust facing slightly left / GEWÄLT / ZUM / REICHSPRÄSIDENTEN / am 26 APRIL / 1925 in five lines; in six lines below, FÜR DAS / VATERLAND / BEIDE HÄNDE / ABER NICHTS FÜR DIE / PARTEIEN between columns decorated with oak branches. Edge: 990.

     

    Wurzbach –. Choice Mint State. Attractively toned and stunningly prooflike.

     

    Before serving as the president of the German Reich and his unintended role in giving rise to nazism and Adolf Hitler in 1933, Paul von Hindenburg was a celebrated general within the German Empire, first retiring in 1911. Upon the outbreak of WWI, however, he was called upon to serve once again, where he oversaw a major and much celebrated German victory at Tannenberg in 1914. Following this campaign, Hindenburg's star rose to a national level, paving the way for his ensuing political career during the Weimar period.

     

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