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Uffz. Rohleder

My great great grandpa's 1870/71 single medal with bars

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Hello all, 

 

Here my great great grandpa's single 1870/71 medal with bars. 

I don't know why his medal is silver colored but it is indeed the combatant medal. Even with the rim engraving

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Thank you very much guys. 

 

Yeah looks like but I wonder why he choose silver instead of gold for the medal. We will never known :speechless:

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17 hours ago, Uffz. Rohleder said:

Thank you very much guys. 

 

Yeah looks like but I wonder why he choose silver instead of gold for the medal. We will never known :speechless:

Personally, I prefer silver medals, they look way better in my opinion. Maybe your grandpa shared the same view.

Also, who knows the price of gold back then? Maybe it was way more expensive than silver.

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very nice!! do you know what unit he served with during the war??

 

chuck 

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