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 Posted 10/22/2021  6:31 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add retiredkper to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
German New York City 1916 Medal

This is a pro-German medal issued in New York City during the First World War while the US was still neutral. The obverse has the Kaiser's coinage portrait and the Latin legend "WILHELM II IMPERATOR REX. NEW YORK 1916". The reverse has "DULCE ET DECORUM EST PRO PATRIA MORI" above three crowns and in a wreath. The inscription translates "It is sweet and right to die for your country" which was something the Kaiser was not willing to do when he fled into the Netherlands and exile. The medal is 34.7 mm light bronze with a plain edge.
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Here is the obverse, I hope.
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 Posted 10/22/2021  8:28 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Spence to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
@ret, sorry but your second pic seems to have not come through. Can you please try again? Thx. I'm interested to see both sides!
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Thanks Spence, will try again.
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Interesting piece. Was it used as a fund raiser for the German war effort?


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Yes, that would be my guess.
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