101681 | UNITED STATES & GERMANY. Roosevelt/Prince Heinrich silver Medal.

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    101681  |  UNITED STATES & GERMANY. Theodore Roosevelt/Prince Heinrich of Prussia silver Medal. Issued 1902. Commemorating the Prince's visit to America (32mm, 18.26 g, 12h). By L. C. Lauer in Nürnberg.

     

    PRÄSIDENT ROOSEVELT • PRINZ HEINRICH, jugate busts left of President Roosevelt and Prince Heinrich, wearing naval cap and uniform / Z. ERINNERG A. D. REISE NACH AMERIKA 1902 / LLOYDDAMPFER "KRONPRINZ WILHELM," the Crown Prince Wilhelm ship advancing upon the seas. Edge: SILBER 0,990.

     

    Marienburg 7444. Mint State details. Lightly cleaned, with some darker toning around the devices. A popular German-produced issue featuring U.S. President Teddy Roosevelt.

     

    The second son of the briefly-serving German emperor, Friedrich III of Prussia, Heinrich carved a different path from his elder brother and successor to Friedrich, Wilhelm II. While Wilhelm was more brash and restless, Heinrich was rather humble and unassuming. During a visit to America in 1902, he displayed a sportsmanlike attitude not all the different from then-president Theodore Roosevelt, playing the part of a 'man of the people' and winning over popular sentiment. A medal such as the present specimen displays the positive attitude that the prince had upon the people, both in America and back home in Germany where this medal was produced.

     

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