King Peter II of Yugoslavia and the Brave Decision. That Defeated the Nazis. A SET OF 2 SILVER COINS. The Brave Resistance By Young King Peter Ii Against Hitler’S Demands Sealed GermanyS Fate In Wwii. Peter’S Actions Required German Troops To Subdue Yugoslavia, Delaying By Several Weeks The Planned Invasion Of Russia. The Cruel Russian Winter Effectively Ended The War For Germany. This Set Of Two Silver Coins, Each With The King’S Portrait, Are The Only Silver Issues Ever Minted By The Young King. The brave action of young King Peter II played a vital role in influencing the outcome of World War II, causing Germanys defeat. At the hands of the Allies. Peter II Karadordevic of Yugoslavia was only 11 years old when he became heir apparent to the thrown upon the death of his. Father, King Alexander in 1934. Because of Peters youth, his fathers cousin Prince Paul was named Regent. Wishing to avoid Germanys war machine that was ravaging Europe, on March 25, 1941, Regent Prince Paul agreed to join the. Axis Tripartite Pact, joining Germany, Italy and Japan. In a defiant move only two days later, Peter, then 17, was proclaimed of. Age and had himself declared King. He refused to capitulate to Hitler. This prompted the subsequent German invasion of. Yugoslavia that diverted the German army and caused an unplanned 6 week delay in the start of Operation Barbarossa–the Nazi. This delay resulted in Germanys defeat at the hands of the Russian winter. The first and only coins to bear the portrait of King Peter II were issued in 1938. These silver 20 and 50 dinara coins were. Designed by Frano Menegelo. What makes these coins unusual are that the King faces left on the 20 dinara and right on the 50. Also, the legends on the 20 dinara are in the Latin alphabet and the legends on the 50 dinara are Cyrillic. On the obverse of the coins both read Peter II of Yugoslavia. The reverse side shows the Coat of Arms of Serbia, which features. The double-headed eagle and the Serbian cross. This Coat of Arms was adopted in 1882; however, the design elements date back. To the origins of the Serbian dynasties from the 12th century Byzantine era. 20 Dinar: Obverse: Bust of King Peter II facing left; Reverse: crowned double eagle with shield on breast. Weight: 9.0 grams; Diameter: 27 mm. 50 Dinar:Obverse: Bust of King Peter II facing right; Reverse: crowned double eagle with shield on breast. Weight: 15.0 grams; Diameter: 31 mm. Coin type and grade may vary somewhat from image. All coins in each set are Protected in an Archival Capsule and Beautifully Displayed in a Mahogany-like box. The box set is accompanied with a Story Card. A Black Embossed Gift Box. In a Display Album with the Story of the coin and a. The item “The Child King Who Saved The World From The Nazis King Peters 2 Silver Coins” is in sale since Thursday, January 21, 2016. This item is in the category “Coins & Paper Money\Coins\ World\Europe\Yugoslavia”. The seller is “californiacoolcoins4u” and is located in US. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Certification: CCC4U
- Year: 1938
- Circulated/Uncirculated: Circulated
- Composition: Silver