20 Mark Germany Gold

20 Mark
Metal:
State:
Issue year(s):
1928


Untitled Document

1928, Germany, Paul von Hindenburg. Proof Gold 20 Mark Coin


Mint Year: 1928

Mint Pleace: Berlin

Engraver: J. Bernhart

Denomination: Medallic 20 Mark - Paul von Hindenburg.

Reference: Schlumberger 54, KM/Bruce-X#M6 (there listed as 20 Mark!).
Diameter: 22.5mm (the slab says 23mm, which is wrong!)
Material: Gold (.750)
Weight: 6.57gm




Obverse: Head of Paul von Hindenburg left. Engrarver´s signature (BERNHART) on head truncation.

Legend: PAUL . VON . HINDENBURG * 1928 *


Reverse: Quartered shield with coat-of-arms featuring bulls and roe deers, topped by ornate tournament helmets.

Legend: * PRASIDENT . DES . DEUTSCHEN . REICHES


Edge: PREUSS. STAATSMUENZE GOLD 18KAR. ("Prussian state mint, gold, 18 karats.")



Paul Ludwig Hans Anton von Beneckendorff und von Hindenburg (listen (help·info)), known universally as Paul von Hindenburg (listen (help·info)) (October 2, 1847 – August 2, 1934) was a German field marshal and statesman.


Hindenburg enjoyed a long if undistinguished career in the Prussian army, eventually retiring in 1911. He was recalled at the outbreak of the First World War, and first came to national attention, at the age of sixty-six, as the victor at Tannenberg in 1914. As Germany’s supreme commander from 1916, he and his chief of staff, Erich Ludendorff, rose in the German public’s esteem until Hindenburg came to eclipse the Kaiser himself. Hindenburg retired again in 1919, but returned to public life one more time in 1925 to be elected as the second President of Germany.


Though 84 years old and in poor health, Hindenburg was obliged to run for re-election in 1932 as the only candidate who could defeat Adolf Hitler, which he did in a runoff. In his second term as President, he did what he could to oppose the Nazi Party’s rise to power, but was eventually obliged to appoint Hitler as Chancellor in January 1933. In March he signed the Enabling Act of 1933 which gave special powers to Hitler’s government. Hindenburg died the next year, after which Hitler declared the office of President vacant and made himself the “Führer”, or the combination of the president and chancellor.


The famed zeppelin Hindenburg that was destroyed by fire in 1937 had been named in his honour, as is the causeway joining the island of Sylt to mainland Schleswig-Holstein, the Hindenburgdamm, built during his time in office.

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Untitled Document 1928, Germany, Paul von Hindenburg. Proof Gold 20 Mark Coin. (6.57gm!) NGC PF62! Mint Year: 1928 Mint Pleace: Berlin Engraver: J. Bernhart Condition: Certified and graded by NGC as PF-62! Denomination: Medallic 20 Mark - Paul von Hindenburg. Refere ...

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