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Kaiser Wilhelm medal ID please.

Article about: Hi guys and girls. I was given this medal some time ago and, to be honest, I'm at a loss as to whether it's genuine, ie, not a repro and also what it actually is. Hopefully, the pic's are cl

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    Default Kaiser Wilhelm medal ID please.

    Hi guys and girls.

    I was given this medal some time ago and, to be honest, I'm at a loss as to whether it's genuine, ie, not a repro and also what it actually is.
    Hopefully, the pic's are clear enough for someone to give me an ID and a definative yea or nay whether it's genuine or not.

    Thanks in advance
    Ian D

    AKA: Jimpy
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    100th Anniversary of Wilhelm I Birthday...
    cheers, Glenn

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    The first one is a medal commemorating the Kaiser's birthday (100 years!).
    I don't see them faked , yet!
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    Always looking for Belgian Congo stuff!
    cheers
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    Sorry , Glenn!
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    Always looking for Belgian Congo stuff!
    cheers
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    Thanks for that guys.

    Am I ok to assume that it is NOT a repro then?

    Regards etc
    Ian D

    AKA: Jimpy

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    It's a good one...
    cheers, Glenn

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    Ian, this is the Kaiser Wilhelm I Centenary Medal (Kaiser Wilhelm I Zentenarmedaille), and was awarded on 22 March 1897, on the hundredth birthday of Kaiser Wilhelm I, to all military personnel on active service and to the veterans of the wars of 1864, 1866 and 1870. It was made from Danish, Austrian and French cannon captured in those wars, designed by the artist Walter Schott (1861-1938) and produced by the Berlin medallists Firma L. Ostermann. Yours is a good one, but it has lost all of its gilt wash finish...it should be a gold colour, and it should have an all yellow ribbon.........as here on this medal bar.
    Prost ! Steve.
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    Thanks Glenn

    And thanks for the extra info Steve.

    Regards etc
    Ian D

    AKA: Jimpy

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