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Kaiser Wilhelm II’s Appeal for Gold
Kaiser Wilhelm II’s Appeal for Gold


 
In 1916, the German government of Kaiser Wilhelm II was deeply entrenched in World War I and desperately needed money (gold) to finance the continuing war effort. In his attempt to secure gold, the Kaiser appealed directly to the German population for help, stating that it was “patriotic” for them to redeem their gold for currency. For those who did participate, a special medallion (donation token), made of iron, was issued expressing the government’s appreciation for their patriotic contribution to the German war effort. Dated 1916, this large 40mm medallion, when translated, states “I gave gold and received iron in honor of it.” Grading XF, this great German World War I memento is priced at only…
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