The Child King Who Saved The World From The Nazis – King Peter’s 2 Silver Coins. Certificate of Authenticity & Story Card Included. The Child-King Who Saved the World King Peter II of Yugoslavia and the Brave Decision that Defeated the Nazis. A SET OF 2 SILVER COINS. The brave action of young King Peter II played a vital role in influencing the outcome of World War II, contributing to Germany’s defeat at the hands of the Allies. Peter II Karadordevic of Yugoslavia born in 1923 was only 11 years old when he became heir apparent to the throne upon the death of his father, King Alexander in 1934. Because of Peter’s youth, his father’s cousin Prince Paul was named Regent. On March, 1941, Regent Prince Paul wishing to avoid Germany’s war machine joined the Axis Tripartite Pact- a pact joining Germany, Italy, and Japan as allies in the war. 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 subsequentGerman invasion of Yugoslavia that diverted the German army and caused an unplanned 6 week delay in the start of Operation Barbarossa–the Nazi invasion of Russia. This delay resulted in Germany’s defeat at the hands of the Russian winter. This item is in the category “Coins & Paper Money\Coins: World\Europe\Yugoslavia”. The seller is “evkinnair_0″ and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, South Africa, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Republic of Croatia, Malaysia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Panama, Trinidad and Tobago, Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Jamaica, Antigua and Barbuda, Aruba, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Saint Kitts-Nevis, Saint Lucia, Montserrat, Turks and Caicos Islands, Barbados, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Brunei Darussalam, Bolivia, Ecuador, Egypt, French Guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Cayman Islands, Liechtenstein, Sri Lanka, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macau, Martinique, Maldives, Nicaragua, Oman, Peru, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion, Vietnam.
- Circulated/Uncirculated: Circulated
- Composition: Silver
- Year: 1938
- Certification: CCC4U