102293 | GERMANY. Wilhelm II silver Medal.
102293 | GERMANY. Wilhelm II silver Medal. Issued 1914 in commemoration of his "speech from the throne," opening the Reichstag (33mm, 17.75 g, 12h). By L. C. Lauer in Nürnberg.
WILHELM II • DEUTSCHER KAISER–KÖNIG v. PREUSSEN, bare head left // ICH KEN= | NE KEINE / PARTEIEN | MEHR, ICH / KENNE NUR | DEUTSHCHE! (I no longer know any parties, only Germans!) in three lines across field; downward facing sword; NACH DER THRONREDE AM 4 AUGUST 1914. Edge: SILBER 990.
Zetzmann 2014. Choice Mint State. Exceedingly brilliant and lustrous, with some subtle pastel toning in the expansive fields.
In early August, the German Emperor, Wilhelm II, opened the Reichstag with a rousing speech that sought to unify the various factions within the German Empire, with the hope for a swift end to war which would, in the end, last just over four long years and ultimately cause the Kaiser his throne.
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