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Kingdom of Prussia, 2 mark commemorative coin acquired by a US soldier

Object | Accession Number: 2014.472.2

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    Kingdom of Prussia, 2 mark commemorative coin acquired by a US soldier

    Overview

    Brief Narrative
    Zwei (2) mark coin acquired by Sergeant Edward J. Diehm during his military service in Europe. The coin commemorates the 200th anniversary of the Kingdom of Prussia.
    Date
    issue:  1901
    Geography
    issue:
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Susan Diehm-Fletcher
    Markings
    front, around edge, embossed : FRIEDRICH I 1701 WILHELM II 1901
    back, around edge, embossed : DEUTSCHES REICH 1901 ZWEI MARK
    Contributor
    Issuer: Kingdom of Prussia

    Physical Details

    Language
    German
    Classification
    Exchange Media
    Category
    Money
    Object Type
    Coins (lcsh)
    Physical Description
    Circular, silver colored metal coin with overlapping profiles of Friedrich I and Wilhelm II with dates and German text around the edge. On the reverse is a relief image of a crowned imperial eagle with the year and German text circling the edge.
    Dimensions
    overall: | Depth: 0.125 inches (0.318 cm) | Diameter: 1.125 inches (2.858 cm)
    Materials
    overall : metal

    Rights & Restrictions

    Conditions on Access
    No restrictions on access
    Conditions on Use
    No restrictions on use

    Keywords & Subjects

    Administrative Notes

    Provenance
    The coin was donated to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in 2014 by Susan Diehm-Fletcher.
    Record last modified:
    2024-02-01 09:07:15
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