Wilhelm II Opening of the North Sea and Baltic Sea canal; Prussia

Wilhelm II (Opening of the North Sea and Baltic Sea canal; Prussia) - obverseWilhelm II (Opening of the North Sea and Baltic Sea canal; Prussia) - reverse

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Features

Location Germany - 1871-1948
Type Commemorative medals › Inauguration medal
Year 1895
Composition Silver
Weight 19.2 g
Diameter 34 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Demonetized Yes
Number N# 90189
Numista type number (https://en.numista.com/help/what-is-the-n-number-visible-in-the-catalogue-33.html)
References MCV# 24,
Ernst Joachim Fürsen and Manfred Jessen-Klingenberg; 1985. Mitteilungen des Canal-Vereins. Canal-Verein e.V., Rendsburg, Germany.
NOK# 18b,
Werner Kahle; 2014. Numisnautische Gedenkprägungen zum Nord-Ostsee-Kanal : Kaiser-Wilhelm-Kanal, Kiel-Canal (6th edition). Werner Kahle, Hamburg, Germany.
Lange# 1376
Christian Christoph Andreas Lange; 1908. Sammlung schleswig-holsteinischer Münzen und Medaillen / Band 1. Schauenburgische Herzöge und Grafen in Schleswig-Holstein vor 1460. Bahlke, Berlin, Germany.
And 1 more volumes.

Commemorative issue

From the international Fleet Magazine for the opening ceremony of the north sea and baltic sea canal

Series: Opening of the Nord-Ostsee-Kanal

Obverse

Uniformed bust facing left.

Lettering: WILHELM II DEUTSCHER KAISER

Engraver: Constantin Starck Read more on Wikipedia

Constantin Starck (born 18 February 1866, died 11 September 1939) was a German sculptor. His work was part of the sculpture event in the art competition at the 1932 Summer Olympics.

Reverse

Entrance of the canal with ship going through. TO the left fleet of war ships.

Lettering:
ZUR FEIERLICHEN // ERÖFFNUNG // DES
NORD-OSTSEE-KANALS // JUNI 1895

Engraver: Otto Oertel

Edge

Plain

Lettering: KANAL * SEGENSMÜNZE

Mint

Berliner Medaillen-Münze Otto Oertel, Germany (1887-1938)

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Date VG F VF XF AU UNC
1895 

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