102506 | GERMANY. Generalfeldmarschall Paul von Hindenburg silver Medal.
102506 | GERMANY. Generalfeldmarschall Paul von Hindenburg silver Medal. Issued 1915. The Liberation of East Prussia (35mm, 17.79 g, 12h). By O. Oertel in Berlin.
GENERALFELDMARSCHALL VON HINDENBURG, uniformed bust facing slightly left // WELTKREIG 1914 • 1915, a grateful populace bids farewell to soldiers departing to right; in three lines in exergue, • DEM • BEFREIER • OSTPREUSSENS • / • DAS • DANKBARE • / • VATERLAND •. Edge: SILBER 990.
Zetzmann 4082. Mint State. Extremely brilliant and prooflike, with some scattered hairlines in the fields and some burnished toning nearer the peripheries.
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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