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Hello, does someone know for how long was the Centenary Medal awarded?

It was established on 22 March 1897, but surely it wasn't awarded for just one day.

While researching some Admirals I found information that they recieved the Centenary Medal in April 1897 (for example Hans Erler who joined the Kaiserliche Marine on 16 April 1897).

Thanks.

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Hello,
the medal was donated to commemorate the hundredth birthday of Emperor Wilhelm I. The circle of people 
was relatively large. It was awarded u.a. to all persons of the active army and the active navy, members of 
the protection troops and also to veterans of the wars 1864, 1866 and 1870/71. The award number should 
be well over one million medals. I hope, that helps you a bit.
Best regards
Walter
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9 hours ago, waldo said:

Hello,
the medal was donated to commemorate the hundredth birthday of Emperor Wilhelm I. The circle of people 
was relatively large. It was awarded u.a. to all persons of the active army and the active navy, members of 
the protection troops and also to veterans of the wars 1864, 1866 and 1870/71. The award number should 
be well over one million medals. I hope, that helps you a bit.
Best regards
Walter

Thank you. So is it possible it was awarded for several months? Or should I say, is it possible that Hans Erler recieved it in April?

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21 minutes ago, Kriegsmarine Admiral said:

Thank you. So is it possible it was awarded for several months? Or should I say, is it possible that Hans Erler recieved it in April?

yes.

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