About the 20 Mark Preussen Wilhelm I Gold Coin
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20 Mark Preussen Wilhelm I Historic Coin
The 20 Mark Preussen Wilhelm I gold coins were minted by Prussia, which at that time was a Gerrman state, between 1874 and 1888. Around those years, Prussia was the wealthiest German state and these 20 Marks coins which also include the coins minted by Frederick and by Wilhelm II are the most renowned gold coins from that period.
King Emperor Wilhelm I was succeeded to the throne in 1888 by his son Frederick who died the same year and was followed to the throne by his son Wilhelm II. Therefore, 1988 is a common year for all these three 20 Mark gold coins illustrating the three Prussian leaders, and one of them are the 20 Mark Preussen Wilhelm I gold coins. The minting of these coins ended in 1915, before the beginning of the Third Reich when no gold coin was minted.
The 20 Mark Preussen Wilhelm I gold coins issued between 1874 and 1888 have a weight of 7.16 grams and a purity of 90.00%.
20 Mark Preussen Wilhelm I Design
The obverse of the 20 Mark Preussen Wilhelm I gold coins illustrates the portrait, a bareheaded portrait, of Wilhelm I, King Emperor of Prussia as of 1971. His portrait is facing right and is surrounded in a circle by the following inscriptions: WILHELM DEUTSCHER KAISER KONIG V. PREUSSEN.
The reverse of the 20 Mark Preussen Wilhelm I gold coins illustrates a spread eagle which has on its chest the crowned arms of Germany. The coin displayed on our website was minted in 1886 when only 176,000 gold coins were issued. Other inscriptions are the face value of 20 MARK and DEUTSCHES REICH.
20 Mark Preussen Wilhelm I a Lesson of Gold Investment
The inflation from the 1920s was disastrous for all the Germany except for those that were owners of 20 Mark Preussen Wilhelm I gold coins or other of the third coins from this series. Money had no value anymore but gold preserved its intrinsic value so the lucky ones in those times, known as the Nightmare German Inflation, were the ones that had gold coins. This should be a lesson that we should not forget and learn from it the fact that investing in gold is beneficial in any circumstance.
The scarce mintage of this particular 20 Mark Preussen Wilhelm I gold coin dating from 1886, only 176,000 coins issued, could spike the desire of collectors to own such a historic coin, which was so welcomed during the inflationary times mentioned above.
Maybe the current economy does not present itself under such conditions like the ones from 1920s, however this is the right time to be profitable from investing into gold in general and from investing into gold bullion coins like the 20 Mark Preussen Wilhelm I gold coin. It will give you a sense of security and if traded at the right gold spot price it can transform you into the possessors of a valuable asset for which a great demand is manifested.
Although Wilhelm I did not remain in history as a leader with exquisite political inclinations, the 20 Mark Preussen Wilhelm I gold coins are well known among collectors and investors, and are available on our website.