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Medal: Germany (Prussia) Last Signature (letzte unterschrift)  1888
Medal: Germany (Prussia) Last Signature (letzte unterschrift) 1888

Ich habe keine Zeit mehr müde zu sein means I have no more time to be tired. These were among the last words of Kaiser Wilhelm I of the German State of Prussia in 1888, and his last signature (letzte unterschrift) appears on this commemorative medal.

Wilhelm I was the first Head of State of a united Germany. Under his leadership, and that of his Minister President Otto von Bismarck, Prussia achieved the unification of Germany and the establishment of the German Empire.Wilhelm was polite and gentlemanly, and while a staunch conservative, he was also open to some classical liberal ideas. His 'last signature' memorial was beloved in Germany.

These medals come in various patterns and compositions, as shown in the secondary pictures. They all have a portrait of Wilhelm and they all have the famous signature, but other details vary from medal to medal. As far as we know, all medals are made of non-precious metal. If you can find one in silver or gold, it will have added value due to precious metal content.

LAST SIGNATURE MEDALS MADE OF NON-PRECIOUS METAL
worn: $5 US dollars approximate catalog value
average circulated: $10
well preserved: $25
fully uncirculated: $50

CoinQuest thanks donaldl for letting us use the picture of his particular medal. Thanks for sending it.

Coin: 17484 , Genre: Medals
Requested by: donaldl, Tue, 29-Jul-2014 01:04:14 GMT
Answered by: Paul, Tue, 29-Jul-2014 14:08:20 GMT
Reviewed by CoinQuest. Appraisal ok., Mon, 01-Aug-2016 23:21:20 GMT
Requester description: 1888 The 'tails side' is strange. Could it be a 'commemorative' kind of coin? I have a good photograph of both sides and could send an electronic file to you. Please give me an e-mail address to use. WILHELM DEUTSCHER KAISER KONIG V PREUSSEN on 'heads side'.
JGH HABE KEINE ZEIT MEHR MUDE ZU SEIN and KAISER WILHELMS LETZTE UNTERSCHRIFT on 'tails side'.
The tails side also has a signature sprawled across the middle ... looks like N Pelfnluy, with a long curly-q tail.
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