101206 | GERMANY. Generalfeldmarschall Paul von Hindenburg silver Medal.

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    101206  |  GERMANY. Generalfeldmarschall Paul von Hindenburg silver Medal. Issued 1915. World War I series: The Clash of the Titans and The Liberation of East Prussia (33mm, 18.00 g, 12h). By O. Hoppe & L. C. Lauer in Nürnberg.

     

    GENERALFELDMARSCHALL VON HINDENBURG, uniformed bust facing slightly left / Nude male, with back facing, wrestling much larger nude male; TITANEN–/KAMPF in two lines in exergue. Edge: SILBER 990.

     

    Zetzmann 4079. Choice Mint State. Lightly toned and highly prooflike, with a good deal of mirrored brilliance and frosted fields; some hairlines in the fields are noted.

     

    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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