1902 Prince Heinrich of Prussia's Visit to America Medal
1902 Prince Heinrich of Prussia's Visit to America Medal - Silver, marked "SILBER 0,990" (.990 silver) on the edge, obverse illustrating the left-facing conjoined busts of American President Theodore Roosevelt and Prince Heinrich of Prussia, inscribed "PRASIDENT ROOSEVELT . PRINZ HEINRICH" above, reverse illustrating the steam-powered S.S. Kronprinz Wilhelm sailing in open seas, inscribed "Z. ERINNERg A.D. REISE NACH AMERIKA 1902 / LLOYD DAMPFER KRONPRINZ WILHELM" (In Remembrance of the Visit to America 1902, Lloyd Steamship Crown Prince Wilhelm) above and engraver marked "LAUER" at the bottom, the contents framed in a beaded trim on both sides, 32 mm, dark patina, contact marks and surface wear, edge nicks, bruised, better than very fine. Footnote: SS Kronprinz Wilhelm was a German passenger liner built for the Norddeutscher Lloyd, a former shipping company now part of Hapag-Lloyd, by the AG Vulcan shipyard in Stettin, in 1901. She took her name from Crown Prince Wilhelm, son of the German Emperor Wilhelm II, and was a sister ship of the SS Kaiser Wilhelm der Grosse. She had a varied career, starting off as a world-record-holding passenger liner, then becoming an auxiliary warship from 1914–1915 for the Imperial German Navy, sailing as a commerce raider for a year, and then interned in the United States when she ran out of supplies. When the U.S. entered World War I, she was seized and served as a United States Navy troop transport until she was decommissioned and turned over to the United States Shipping Board, where she remained in service until she was scrapped in 1923.