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CNG 91, Lot: 1651. Estimate $150.
Sold for $450. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

GERMANY, Kaiserreich. 1871-1918. Æ Medal (56mm, 64.32 g, 12h). The German Reply to America. By K. Goetz. Dually-dated 20 April and 5 May 1916. ENTWEDER – ODER – (“either ..., or ...”), armored half-length bust of President Woodrow Wilson facing slightly left, holding his ultimatum for a cease to submarine warfare; to right, / DEVTSCHE • ANTWORT AN AMERIKA (German response to America), Goetz’s take on the response in thirteen lines held in armored hands: “We shall not give up our submarine weapons. England is breaking the international law. Shorten the war by suspending the delivery of weapons, since it is Wilson who wants to be the champion of the Neutrals.”. Kienast 176. EF.

Duplicates from the Kisch Medal Collection sold on behalf of the American Numismatic Society.