100720 | GERMANY. Generalfeldmarschall Paul von Hindenburg silver Medal.

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    100720 | GERMANY. Generalfeldmarschall Paul von Hindenburg silver Medal. Issued 1914. World War I series: The Liberation of East Prussia (33mm, 18.08 g, 12h). By A. Hummel & L. C. Lauer in Nürnberg.

     

    GENERALFELDM v BENECKENDORFF u HINDENBURG, uniformed bust facing slightly left / ZUR BEFREIUNG OSTPREUSSENS, nude soldier left, with the facial features of Hindenburg, wielding sword over Russian bear below. Edge: SILBER 990.

     

    Zetzmann 4030. Choice Mint State. Highly prooflike surfaces, with a deep cabinet tone and only a few light hairlines.

     

    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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