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E-auction 251-174984 - GERMANY - KINGDOM OF PRUSSIA - WILLIAM I Médaille du futur empereur Frédéric III

GERMANY - KINGDOM OF PRUSSIA - WILLIAM I Médaille du futur empereur Frédéric III AU
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Estimate : 120 €
Price : 61 €
Maximum bid : 61 €
End of the sale : 05 February 2018 19:08:30
bidders : 8 bidders
Type : Médaille du futur empereur Frédéric III
Date: 1870
Mint name / Town : Prusse
Metal : tin
Diameter : 37,5 mm
Weight : 17 g.
Edge : lisse
Coments on the condition:
Belle médaille avec une fine patine grise

Obverse


Obverse legend : FRIEDR. WILHELM KRONPRINZ V. PREUSSEN.
Obverse description : Buste à droite du futur empereur Frédéric III.

Reverse


Reverse legend : MIT VEREINTEN - KRAEFTEN 1870.
Reverse description : Allégorie militaire.

Commentary


Médaille signée L. CHR. LAUER..

Historical background


GERMANY - KINGDOM OF PRUSSIA - GUILLAUME I

(2/01/1861-9/03/1888)

William I was the second son of Frederick William III and brother of Frederick William IV. It is regent for his brother since 1856 when he succeeded him in 1861. He married Augusta of Saxe-Weimar whom he has two children Frederick III. With his minister Otto von Bismarck, he will achieve German unity. The Austro-Prussian War of 1866 with the victory of the Sadowa rid of Austria and strengthens the Confederation of North Germany. The war started against France in 1870 will lead him by the Treaty of Frankfurt, Alsace and Lorraine May 10, 1871. January 28, 1871, he was crowned emperor of Germany in the Hall of Mirrors of Versailles. Payment of compensation 5 billion gold francs paid by France will allow him to succeed his monetary reform based on the gold standard. Bismarck remained Prime Minister of Prussia and imposes its views on foreign policy: isolation of France, alliance with Italy, Austria and Russia. The Congress of Berlin allows Germany to pose as arbiter of Europe and to build a colonial empire in Africa, Asia and Oceania. William I died in 1888 nonagenarian.

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