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German States-Anhalt-Bernburg

German States-Anhalt-Bernburg, Alexius Friedrich Christian (1796-1834), 2/3 Thaler, 1808, Hans Schluter (1795-1821) as Mintmaster
(No legend)
Crowned bear walking left on castle ramparts in beaded circle
* ALEXIUS FRIED · CHRISTIAN HERZOG ZU ANHALT
Legend surrounding XX / EINE FEINE / MARK / 1808 / · H · S ·
Security edge
33mm x 34mm, 14.00g, 0.833 Silver, 0.3757 ASW
Mintage: Unknown
KM 72
Ex WCNC, eBay, March 2001


German States-Anhalt-Bernburg, Alexander Carl, (1834-1863), 6 Pfennige, 1840, Joint Coinage with Anhalt-Cothen and Anhalt-Dessau
HRZGTH .-ANHALT
Crowned shield of arms, 1840 below
48 EINENTHALER / SCHEIDEM .
Legend surrounding 6 / PFENNIGE
Plain edge
15mm, 0.77g, .375 Silver, .0097oz ASW
Mintage: 322,000
KM 94

German States-Augsburg (Bishopric)

German States-Augsburg (Bishopric), Free City Coinage, Eberhard von Eppstein-Königstein, (1503-1535), Pfennig, 1525
(No legend)
Loop over two shields of arms of Augsburg and Eppstein/Minzenberg, . 25 . below
(Uniface)
Plain edge
14mm, 0.26g, Silver
Mintage: Unknown


German States-Augsburg (Bishopric), Free City Coinage, Eberhard von Eppstein-Königstein, (1503-1535), Batzen, 1532
+ EBERHARD : G : I : KVNGSTEIN
Shields of arms of Augsburg and Eppstein/Minzenberg, *1532* above, *A* below all within beaded circle
+ CAE : KAROLV_S : VRB : AVG :
Imperial eagle, head left, within beaded circle, Augsburg symbol in frame below
Plain edge
25mm x 26mm, 3.59g, Silver
Mintage: Unknown


German States-Augsburg (Bishopric), Free City Coinage, Alexander Sigismund von Pfalz-Neuburg (1690-1737), Half Kreuzer, 1697, Johann Christoph Holeisen as Mintmaster
(No legend)
Pine cone surmounting capital, branch and horseshoe on either side, 16 | 97 across fields
(Uniface)
Plain edge
13mm x 14mm, 0.38g, Silver
Mintage: Unknown
KM 111

German States-Bamberg (Bishopric)

German States-Bamberg (Bishopric), Melchior Otto, Voigt von Salzburg (1642-1653), 1/84 Thaler (3 Pfennig/Dreier/Kortling), 1649
(No legend)
Crowned double arms, 1649 below
MELCHIOR OTTO EPI BAMB :
Imperial orb inscribed with 84
Plain edge
16mm, 0.49g, Silver
Mintage: Unknown
KM 38


German States-Bamberg (Bishopric), 3 Heller, 1685
(No legend)
Crowned double arms, date broken above, + below
(No legend) 
Wreath enclosing III h 1
Rolled flan
13mm x 14mm, 0.59g, Copper
Mintage: Unknown
KM 70


German States-Bamberg (Bishopric), Lothar Franz, Freiherr von Schoenborn (1693-1729), 4 Kreuzer, 1700, Georg Friedrich Nurnberger (1682-1724) as Die-cutter and Mintmaster in Nurnberg
. LOTHAR . FRANC . D . G . A . & E . M . E . BAMB . (MB ligate)
Crowned arms, date broken above, G F N broken below
S . HEINRICVS . IMPERATOR .
Half-length bust of Saint Heinrich, nimate, facing, sword in right hand, imperial orb engraved with denomination in left
Rolled flan
21mm x 23mm, 1.91g, Silver
Mintage: 1,093,000
KM 85


German States-Bamberg (Bishopric), 1 Heller, 1786
(No legend)
Rampant lion left, behind diagonal bar
1 / HELLER / 1786
Legend within circle, flourish below, surrounded by reeded border
Rolled flan
17mm, 0.82g, Copper
Mintage: Unknown
KM 133

German States-Bavaria (Bayern)

German States-Bavaria (Bayern), Rudolph I and Ludwig IV (1294-1317), Pfennig
R L
Panther advancing left
(No legend) 
Coat of arms
Plain edge
15mm x 16mm, 0.57g, Silver
Mintage: Unknown


German States-Lower Bavaria (Bayern-Landshut), Duke Heinrich IV (1390-1450), Pfennig, Öttinger Mint
(No legend)
Dog walking left, right paw raised, tree or bush in background
(No legend) 
Large H between two five-pointed stars
Plain edge
13mm x 14mm across the flats, 0.51g, Silver
Mintage: Unknown
Witt. 3433


German States-Lower Bavaria (Bayern-Landshut), Duke Ludwig IX (1450-1479), Pfennig, Öttinger Mint
(No legend)
Dog walking left, right paw raised, tree or bush in background
(No legend) 
Large L between two rings, all within inner circle
Plain edge
14mm x 15mm, 0.38g, Silver
Mintage: Unknown
Witt. 3451


German States-Bavaria (Bayern), Maximilian I (1598-1651), Pfennig, 1625, Munich Mint
(No legend)
Bavarian arms in inner circle
(No legend) 
Large M, 16Z5 above, all in inner circle
Plain edge
12mm across the flats, 0.31g, Copper
Mintage: Unknown
KM 5


German States-Bavaria (Bayern), Maximilian I (1598-1651), Half Kreuzer, 1625, Munich Mint
(No legend)
Bavarian arms on cartouche, 1 / Z within oval above breaking 16_Z5, all in inner circle
(Uniface) 
Plain edge
14mm x 15mm, 0.36g, Silver
Mintage: Unknown
KM 25


German States-Bavaria (Bayern), Maximilian I (1598-1651), 2 Kreuzer, 1625, Munich Mint
M . C . P . R . V . B . D . S . R . I . A . E . F *
Spade-shaped Bavarian arms in inner circle
. SOLI . DEO . GLORIA . 
Globus cruciger inscribed with denomination, date above
Rolled flan
18mm, 1.01g, Silver
Mintage: Unknown
KM 31


German States-Bavaria (Bayern), Maximilian II Emanuel (1679-1726), 3 Kreuzer (1 Groschen), 1698, Munich Mint
MAX : EM-· H · I · B · C &
Draped bust right, breaking inner beaded circle
· LAND *-GROSCH ·
Crowned arms, 16_98 and 3 within frame below
Rolled flan
20mm x 21mm, 1.57g, Silver
Mintage: Unknown
KM 128


German States-Bavaria (Bayern), Maximilian III Josef (1745-1777), Thaler, 1756, Munich Mint (?)
D . G . MAX . IOS . U . B . & P . S . D . C . R . R . S . R . I . A . & EL . L . L .
Bare-headed, decorated bust right
PATRONA-BAVARIAE .
Radiant, nimbate Madonna and child seated on cloud, 1756* below
Security edge
42mm x 43mm, 27.92g, Silver
Mintage: Unknown
KM 223.2; Davenport 1952


German States-Bavaria (Bayern), Ludwig I as King (1825-1848), 1 Pfennig, 1843, Munich Mint
(No legend)
Crowned Bavarian shield within laurels
1 / PFENNIG / 1843
Reverse in three lines
Reeded edge
17mm, 1.18g, Copper
Mintage: 892,000
KM 420

Consignor grade: BU


German States-Bavaria (Bayern), Luitpold as Prince Regent (1886-1912), 2 Mark, 1911D, Munich Mint
LVITPOLD PRINZ •-REGENT V • BAYERN / 1821 * 12 MAERZ * 1911
Bare head of Luitpold right
DEUTSCHES REICH 1911 * ZWEI MARK *
Crowned imperial eagle
Reeded edge
11.05g, .9000 Silver, .3215oz ASW, 28mm
Mintage: 640,000
KM 516


German States-Bavaria (Bayern), Luitpold as Prince Regent (1886-1912), 3 Mark, 1911D, Munich Mint
LVITPOLD PRINZ •-REGENT V. BAYERN / 1821 * 12 MAERZ * 1911
Bare head of Luitpold right
DEUTSCHES REICH 1911 * DREI MARK *
Crowned imperial eagle
Edge Lettering: ~ + ~ GOTT ~ + ~ MIT ~ + ~ UNS
16.65g, .9000 Silver, .4823oz ASW, 33mm
Mintage: 640,000
KM 517

German States-Brandenburg-Ansbach

German States-Brandenburg-Ansbach, Alexander (1757-1791), Kreuzer (4 Pfennig), 1789, Schwabach Mint
BRAND : ANSB : LANDMVNZ
Crowned arms
(No legend) 
1 / KREUZ / 1789 / S within baroque frame
Plain edge
15mm, 0.77g, Billon Silver
Mintage: Unknown
KM 330

German States-Brandenburg-Prussia

German States-Brandenburg-Prussia, George Wilhelm (1619-1640), 18 Groschen (1/4 Thaler/1 Orte), 1623, Konigsberg Mint
GEORG : WILHELM : V : G : G : M . Z . BRAN
Crowned bust of George Wilhelm right in electoral robe, mappa in left hand, scepter in right, all in beaded inner circle
D : H : R : R : ERT : C : V : CHVRF : I : P : Z : G : C : B : H :
Crowned arms, 2 | 3 across fields
Rolled flan
30mm, 6.79g, Silver
Mintage: 1,055,000
KM 86.2


German States-Brandenburg-Prussia, George Wilhelm (1619-1640), 18 Groschen (1/4 Thaler/1 Orte), 1624, Konigsberg Mint
GEORG : WILHELM : V : G : G : M : Z : BRAN (orb)
Crowned bust of George Wilhelm right in electoral robe, mappa in left hand, scepter in right, all in beaded inner circle
D : H : R : R : ERT : C : V : CHVRF : I : P . Z : G : C : B : H
Crowned arms, 2 | 4 across fields
Rolled flan
30mm, 6.23g, Silver
Mintage: 2,335,000
KM 86.2


German States-Brandenburg-Prussia, Friedrich Wilhelm (1640-1688), 1/3 Thaler, 1671, Konigsberg Mint, Thomas Timpf as Mintmaster (1669-1672)
FRID . WILH . D . G . M . B . S . R . I . AR . & EL .
Laureate, draped bust right, T. T. below
. SVPREM . DVX-IN PRVSSIA .
Crowned arms, 1 / 3 in frame below
Plain edge
32mm x 33mm, 9.12g, Silver
Mintage: 833,000
KM 379


German States-Brandenburg-Prussia, Frederick III, 1/12 Thaler, 1690, Stargard Mint
FRIDER . III . V . G . G . M . Z . BR .
Crowned arms
S | D across fields
* D . H . R . R . E . C . V . C . I . P . Z . M . G . C . B . S . P . H 
Legend surrounding circle enclosing denomination and date
Plain edge
26mm, 3.60g, Silver
Mintage: Unknown
KM 552

German States-Bremen & Verden (Archdiocese)

German States-Bremen & Verden (Archdiocese), Friedrich II of Denmark, (1635-1648), 1/16 Thaler, 1642
· FRID · D : G · A · E · EP · ER · E . V ·
Bare-headed, draped bust of Frederich II right within partial beaded circle
P · C · H · H · N · D · S · H · S · D · C · O · I · D · 164Z ·
Legend surrounding inner circle enclosing XVI / E . REIC / HS DA / . . .
Plain edge
20mm, 1.65g, Silver
Mintage: Unknown
KM 37.1

German States-Brunswick-Luneburg-Calenberg

German States-Brunswick-Luneburg-Calenberg, Johann Friedrich (1665-1679), Mariengroschen, Undated (c.1675)
(No legend)
Radiant Madonna standing facing, Holy Infant on right arm, scepter on left
* IOAN . FR . D . F . D . BR . ET LU
Legend surrounding * I * / MARI . / GR .
Plain edge
14mm, 0.53g, Silver
Mintage: Unknown
KM 166

German States-Brunswick-Luneburg-Calenberg-Hannover

German States-Brunswick-Luneburg-Calenberg-Hannover, George Ludwig as King George I of England (1698-1727), 2 Mariengroschen, 1708, Heinrich Bonhorst as Mintmaster (1675-1711), Clausthal Mint
* GEORG : LVD : D . G . D . BR . ET . LVN : S . R . I . EL .
Legend surrounding circle enclosing * I I * / MARIEN / GROS : / FEIN . S . / H . B
. S . ANDREAS . REVIVISCENS . 1708
Saint Andrew, nimbate, standing facing, X cross behind
Plain edge
18mm, 1.05g, Silver
Mintage: Unknown
KM 52


German States-Brunswick-Luneburg-Calenberg-Hannover, George Ludwig as King George I of England (1698-1727), 2 Mariengroschen, 1717, Heinrich Christian Bonhorst as Mintmaster (1711-1725), Zellerfeld Mint
(No legend)
Crowned monogram of George Ludwig
* VON FEINEM SILBER
Legend surrounding circle enclosing II / MARIEN / GROS : / 1717 / H . C . B .
Plain edge
18mm, 0.96g, Silver
Mintage: Unknown
KM 124

German States-Brunswick-Luneburg-Celle

German States-Brunswick-Luneburg-Celle, Christian (1611-1633), Thaler, 1631-HS, Henning Schreiber as Mintmaster in Clausthal (1622-1640)
CHRISTIANUS . D : G . FL . EP . MIND . DUX . B . ET . LU medal
Armored bust of Christian right within inner circle
1631 * IN * SPE * ET *-* SILENTIO * H ingot hook S
Legend surrounding 5-helmeted 9-fold arms breaking inner circle
Plain edge
43mm, 29.04g, Silver
Mintage: Unknown
Davenport 6480; KM 100

German States-Brunswick (Braunschweig)-Wolfenbüttel

German States-Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel, Friedrich Ulrich (1613-1634), 1/24 Thaler (Groschen), 1618, Titles of Matthias I (1612-1619)
* D · MENSCHEN · G · I · SVS
Bear paws on shield in inner circle
· MATI · D · G : R · I · S · A · 16_18
Legend surrounding imperial orb inscribed with Z4
Plain edge
18mm x 19mm, 1.13g, Silver
Mintage: Unknown
KM 80; Welter 1307


German States-Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel, Friedrich Ulrich (1613-1634), 1/24 Thaler (Groschen), 1619, Titles of Matthias I (1612-1619)
. BI . GO . IS . R . V . T .
Rampant lions on tower wall with tower between, * in archway below
M . I . D . G . R . I . S . A 6 ._. 19
Legend surrounding imperial orb inscribed with z4
Plain edge
17mm x 18mm, 0.92g, Silver
Mintage: Unknown
KM 96; Welter 1232


German States-Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel, Rudolf Ulrich (1685-1704) and Anton Ulrich (1685-1704), 2 Mariengroschen, 1699
D • G • RUD • AUG • & ANTH • ULR • DD • BR • & LU :
Wildman standing facing, head left, both hands on tree at right
* REMIGIO ALTISSIMI UNI • 1699 • / • II • / MARIEN / GROSCH / * * *
Legend surrounding denomination in inner circle
Plain edge
17mm, 1.10g, Silver
Mintage: Unknown
KM 568


German States-Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel, Karl Wilhelm Ferdinand (1780-1806), 16 Gute Groschen, 1786, Münz-Commission as Mintmaster (1779-1806), Brunswick Mint
* CAROLVS . GVIL . FERD . D . G . DVX BRVNSV . ET LVN .
Crowned arms
* XX EINE FEINE MARK CONVENTIONS M .
Legend surrounding * XVI * / GVTE / GROSCH . / + 1786 + / M. C. / +
Security edge
28mm, 13.92g, Silver
Mintage: Unknown
KM 1020

German States-Erfurt

German States-Erfurt, Dreier (3 Pfennig), 1656
(No legend)
Wheel arms in cartouche
(No legend)
Helmeted wheel arms, 16 | 56 above
Plain edge
17mm, 0.53g, Silver
Mintage: Unknown
KM 44

German States-Franconian Circle


German States-Franconian Circle, 2/3 Thaler, 1693, Nuremberg Mint, Georg Friedrich Nurnberger as Mintmaster
(No legend)
Four crowned shields of arms, monograms in the diagonals
DES / FRANCKISCHEN / CRAISES 2/3 STVCK
Legend in three lines, crossed branches below, G.F.N. at bottom
Plain edge, rolled flan
36mm x 38mm, 17.85g, Silver
Mintage: Unknown
KM 21

German States-Frankfurt am Main

German States-Frankfurt am Main, Kreuzer, 1773, Frankfurt Mint, Bunsen & Neumeister Mintmasters
FRANCFURT
Crowned eagle facing, head left, wings spread
1 | K / B | N across fields
(No legend)
City view, radiant Trinity above, date below
Milled edge
15mm, 0.62g, Billon Silver
Mintage: Unknown
KM 253; J&F 880
Ex CNG, Website, May 2006 (Photo courtesy CNG)


German States-Frankfurt am Main, Kreuzer, 1773, Frankfurt Mint, Bunsen & Neumeister Mintmasters
FRANCFURT
Crowned eagle facing, head left, wings spread
1 | K / B | N across fields
(No legend)
City view, radiant Trinity above, date below
Milled edge
14mm, 0.56g, Billon Silver
Mintage: Unknown
KM 253; J&F 880


German States-Frankfurt am Main, Kreuzer, Undated (1839)
FREIE STADT / FRANKFURT
Crowned eagle facing, head left, wings spread
(No legend)
City view, radiant blank area above, 1 . K in exergue
Plain edge
14mm, 0.77g, 0.167 Silver, .0044oz ASW
Mintage: Unknown
KM 317

German States-Friedberg

German States-Friedberg, Johann Eberhard von Cronberg (1577-1617), 1/2 Batzen, 1592, Titles of Rudolf II as Holy Roman Emperor (1576-1612)
* CAST . IMP . FRIEDB . WETTERAV
Shield of arms within circle, 9 | Z across fields
. RVDOLF . IMP . AVG . P . F . DICR . 
Crowned imperial double eagle, Z on breast, all within inner beaded circle
Plain edge
19mm, 1.07g, Silver
Mintage: Unknown


German States-Friedberg, Kreuzer, 1680
(No legend)
Crowned two-fold arms in wreath
I / KREV / TZER / 1680
Legend in three lines in wreath
Plain edge
14mm x 15mm, 0.45g, Silver
Mintage: Unknown
KM 47

German States-City of Hall

Germany-City of Hall, Anonymous Issue, Hand Heller, 14th-15th Century
(No legend)
Hand of God, palm facing
(No legend)
Splayed cross, pellet at arms, all within circle
Plain edge
16mm x 18mm, 0.55g, Silver
Mintage: Unknown
Saurma 1365, 608


Germany-City of Hall, Anonymous Issue, Half Kreuzer, 1712
(No legend)
Half-bust of Imperial double-eagle surmounting two shields of arms, 17 | 12 below, 1 / 2 in oval
(Uniface)
Plain edge
13mm x 14mm, 0.41g, Silver
Mintage: Unknown
KM 15


Germany-City of Hall, Karl VI (1711-1740), Silver off-metal pattern of 1/4 ducat, 1714
(No legend)
Two ornate shields of arms in laurel wreath
FRIEDENS / MÜNZ / c 1 . 7 . SEPTEMB / 1714 .
Legend in four lines within laurel wreath, N below
Plain edge, rolled flan
14mm x 16mm, 0.90g, Silver
Mintage: Unknown
KM Pn5 (cf. KM 20 for 1/4 ducat issue)
Ex Numismatik Lanz, Auction 87, Lot 496

German States-Hamburg

German States-Hamburg, 2 Shillings, 1553
MONETA . NOVA . HAMBVRGEN (tree)
Legend surrounding circle enclosing city with three turrets and closed gate
CRVX . CHRISTI . GL . CRI . NOS . 1553
Legend surrounding circle enclosing arms on quatrefoil design with trefoils and spikes
Plain edge
23mm, 1.53g, Silver
Mintage: Unknown

German States-Hesse-Cassel

German States-Hesse-Cassel, Friedrich II, 1/12 Thaler (2 Groschen), 1768
160 STUCKEINE-MARK FEIN .
Crowned lion standing left, head right, holding large shield with monogram set on ground
FURSTI : HESS : LANDM: *IUSTIRT*
Legend surrounding circle enclosing denomination and date
Milled edge
22mm, 3.18g, Silver
Mintage: Unknown
KM 474.2

German States-Kempten

German States-Kempten, City Coinage, Half Batzen, 1522
MON . NO . CI_VITATIS * (crown)
Imperial double eagle in inner circle, K on shield below
* CAMPIDONENSIS * 15ZZ
Legend surrounding circle enclosing city arms
Plain edge
22mm, 1.91g, Silver
Mintage: Unknown
Nau 60; Schulten 1591

German States-Mainz

German States-Mainz, Johann Philipp von Schörnborn (1647-1673), Albus, 1670, Matthias Fischer as Mintmaster
(No legend)
Six-fold arms with central shield of Schörnborn, all within laurel wreath terminating in rosette
* I * / ALBVS / 1670 / MF (ligate)
Reverse inscription surrounded by laurel wreath terminating in rosette
Plain edge
18mm, 0.83g, Silver
Mintage: Unknown
KM 117

German States-Mansfeld

German States-Mansfeld, Community Coins of Counts Günther IV, Ernst II, Hoyer VI Gebhard VII and Albrecht VII (1486-1526), c.1520, Hohlpfennig, Eisleben Mint
(No legend)
Arms in four sections of vertical bars or diamonds, * | M | * across fields
(No legend)
(Brakteat)
Plain edge
16mm x 17mm, 0.28g, Silver
Mintage: Unknown
Tornau -- (cf. Tornau 53d and 53f for similar types with pellets in fields)

German States-Montfort

German States-Montfort, Ernst Josef (1734-1758), Kreuzer, 1757
ERN .-C : I : M :
Bare head, draped bust right
(No legend)
Crowned two shields, 17 | 57 above, 1 in frame below
Rolled flan
15mm x 16mm, 0.53g, Billon Silver
Mintage: Unknown
KM 170

German States-Munster

German States-Munster, Cathedral Chapter, Regular Coinage, 3 Pfenning, 1739, Issued under Clemens August von Bavaria
MON : CATHED : ECCLES : MONASTE : / S , PAVLVS
Half-length figure of St. Paul facing, sword upward in right hand, book closed in left, above double line with vertical lines, all in and breaking inner circle, hash border
* III * / PFENNING / 1739
Denomination and date in three lines, hash border
Reeded edge
24mm, 4.65g, Copper
Mintage: Unknown
KM 430


German States-Munster, Cathedral Chapter, Regular Coinage, 4 Pfenning, 1790, Issued under Maximilian Franz of Austria
MON : CATHED : ECCLES : MONASTE :
Half-length figure of St. Paul facing, sword upward in right hand, book open in left, above double line with vertical lines, all in and breaking inner circle, hash border
* 4 * / PFENNING / 1790 / *
Denomination and date in three lines in beaded inner circle inside hash border
Reeded edge
26mm x 27mm, 5.30g, Copper
Mintage: Unknown
KM 446

German States-City of Nördlingen

German States-City of Nördlingen, Maximilian I (1486-1519) as Holy Roman Emperor, Batzen, 1514
MAXIMILIAN * ROMAN * IMPER
Crowned, armored, half-length bust right, scepter surmounted by fleur-de-lis in right hand, globus cruciger in left, all breaking inner beaded circle
+ MONETA * NOVA * NORDLINGENS
Legend surrounding beaded circle enclosing two shields of arms, 1514 above, N below
Plain edge
26mm, 3.87g, Silver
Mintage: Unknown

Note: All N's in legends and field mark are retrograde.

German States-Nürnberg

German States-Nürnberg, Titles of Leopold I as Holy Roman Emperor, 2 Kreuzer (1/2 Batzen), 1694, Georg Friedrich Nürnberger as Mintmaster (1677-1716)
LEOPOLDVS . D . G . ROM . IMP . SEM . AVG
Crowned imperial double-eagle, denomination in oval on breast
+ MON . NOV . ARGENT . REIP . NORIMBERG .
Nürnberg arms in baroque frame, 16 | 94 across fields all in laurel circle
Rolled flan
18mm x 19mm, 0.94g, Silver
Mintage: Unknown
KM 221


German States-Nürnberg, Free City, Regular Coinage, Dreier, 1695
DIS IST MEIN LIEBER SOHN
Christ giving baptism, radiant dove above
CHRISTVS-EMANVEL
Christ standing facing, right hand raised in benediction, globus cruciger in left
Plain edge
15mm x 16mm, 0.74g, Silver
Mintage: Unknown


German States-Nürnberg, Free City, Regular Coinage, Titles of Franz I as Holy Roman Emperor, Convention Thaler, 1754, Carl Gottleib Lauffer as Mint Official (1746-1755), Johann Peter Werner, Die-Cutter (1760-1796)?
FRANCISCVS . D .-G . ROM . IMP . SEMP . AVG .
Laureate, draped, cuirassed bust right, wearing Order of the Golden Fleece, P.P.W. on truncation, C.G.L. below
X EINE FEINE MARK
City view
NORIMBERGA / 1754 . in exergue
Security edge
41mm, 27.72g, Silver
Mintage: Unknown
Davenport 2484; KM 316


German States-Nürnberg, Free City, Regular Coinage, 20 Kreuzer, 1764
FRANCISCUS D . G .-ROM . IMP . SEMP . AVG .
Laureate, draped, cuirassed bust right in laurel wreath
MONETA NOVA REIPVBL . NORIMBERGENSIS
Crowned arms on altar inscribed 20, flanked by palms, S . | R . across fields, 1764 below
Security edge
28mm, 6.60g, Silver
Mintage: Unknown
KM 320


German States-Nürnberg, Free City, Regular Coinage, Titles of Franz I as Holy Roman Emperor, 1763, Scholz and Forster as Mint Officials (1760-1764), Johann Leonard Oexelein, Die-Cutter
FRANCISCVS . D . G .-ROM . IMP . SEMP . AVG .
Crowned imperial double eagle, wearing Order of the Golden Fleece
BENEDICTVS DOMINVS QVI DEDIT PACEM IN FINIBVS NOSTRIS
Tyche of Hubertusburg standing facing, turreted head left, branch upward in left hand, right hand over lit incense burner on cippus at left against which rests shield, I. L. OE on base
X . S . E . F . MARK / 1763 / S . F . in exergue
Leaf security edge pattern
41mm, 27.93g, Silver
Mintage: Unknown
Davenport 2488; KM 339


German States-Nürnberg, Free City, Regular Coinage, Kreuzer (4 Pfennig), 1709-N
(No legend)
Two shields of arms, cherubim above, .N. below
+ STADT · MVNTZ · 1709 ·
Double cross in inner beaded circle
Plain edge
15mm x 16mm, 0.93g, Billon Silver
Mintage: Unknown
KM 215


German States-Nürnberg, Free City, Regular Coinage, Kreuzer (4 Pfennig), 1773-N
(No legend)
City view, radiant Trinity above, date in exergue
(No legend)
Three oval arms in baroque frames, 1 (N) Kr. below
Milled flan
16mm, 0.81g, Billon Silver
Mintage: Unknown
KM 367


German States-Nürnberg, Free City, Regular Coinage, Kreuzer (4 Pfennig), 1773-N
(No legend)
City view, radiant Trinity above, 1773 . in exergue
(No legend)
Three oval arms in baroque frames, 1 (N) Kr below
Milled flan
16mm, 0.83g, Billon Silver
Mintage: Unknown
KM 367


German States-Nürnberg, Titles of Joseph II as Holy Roman Emperor, Convention 2-1/2 Kreuzer, 1778-R
IOSEPHVS II . D . G . ROM . IMP . SEM . AVG
Crowned imperial double-eagle, crest on breast
CONVENT . LANDMUNZ (Z retrograde)
Nürnberg arms in baroque frame, 17 (R) 78 below
Plain edge
18mm x 19mm, 1.07g, Billon Silver
Mintage: Unknown
KM 369


German States-Nürnberg, Free City, Regular Coinage, Kreuzer (4 Pfennig), 1797-N
(No legend)
Tyche of Nürnberg seated right, branch in left hand, right arm resting on large shield with arms, sunrays above
(No legend)
Garland, date broken above, I . / KREÜ / ZER . within, N. below
Milled flan
16mm, 0.67g, Billon Silver
Mintage: Unknown
KM 390


German States-Nürnberg, Free City, Regular Coinage, Kreuzer, 1806
N . L . M-1 K . ST .
Pyramid with city arms, date below
WANDLE AUF ROSEN
Rose bush
Milled flan
15mm, 0.78g, Billon Silver
Mintage: Unknown
KM 411

German States-Paderborn

German States-Paderborn, Theodore von Furstenberg as Bishop of the Church of Paderborn, 1/24 Thaler, 1614
THEO . A . FURS . D . G . E . P . E .
Legend surrounding arms in oval cartouche
MAT . I . RO . IM . S . A .
Globus cruciger inscribed with denomination, . 16 _ 14 . across inner fields
Plain edge
19mm x 21mm, 1.66g, Silver
KM --

Note: Krause only lists thalers and larger denominations and trade coinage for Paderborn, along with a copper pfennig in 1693.

German States-Pfalz-Zweibrucken

German States-Pfalz-Zweibrucken, Johann I (1569-1604), Titles of Rudolf, 3 Kreuzer, 1599
. RVDOL . Z . IMP-. AVG . P . F . DEC .
Legend surrounding inner circle broken by facing crowned imperial double-eagle, 3 in orb on crest
* IOHA . D G : CO . PA . RH : DV . BA . C . V . HS
Legend surrounding inner circle enclosing shield of arms, 9 | 9 across fields
Plain edge
22mm x 23mm, 1.73g, Silver
KM 3 (for type from 1600-1604)

German States-Prussia

German States-Prussia, Friedrich Wilhelm II (1786-1797), Thaler, 1793A, Berlin Mint
FRIED : WILHELM KOENIG VON PREUSSEN
Draped bust of Wilhelm II right
(No legend)
Wildman standing left and right, each holding club and leaning on crowned shield with Prussia arms in center
EIN THALER / 17_93 / A in exergue
Security edge
37mm x 38mm, 21.91g, .7500 Silver, .5371oz ASW
KM 360.1; Davenport 2599


German States-Prussia, Wilhelm I, (1861-1888), 1/12 Thaler/2-1/2 Silber Groschen, 1867A, Berlin Mint
WILHELM KOENIG VON PRUSSEN
Bare head of Wilhelm I right
12 EINEN THALER / SCHEIDE MÜNZE
Legend surrounding 2 1/2 / SILBER / GROSCHEN / 1867 / A
Hashlined edge
3.16g, .375 Silver, .0390oz ASW, 21mm
Mintage: Unknown
KM 486


German States-Prussia, Friedrich III as King, (March-June 1888), 2 Mark, 1888A, Berlin Mint
FRIEDRICH DEUTSCHER KAISER KÖNIG V. PREUSSEN
Bare head of Friedrich III right
* DEUTSCHES REICH 1888 * ZWEI MARK
Crowned imperial eagle
Reeded edge
11.10g, .9000 Silver, .3215oz ASW, 28mm
Mintage: 500,000
KM 510


German States-Prussia, Wilhelm II (1888-1918), 2 Mark, 1901
+ FRIEDRICH • I • 1701 •-WILHELM • II • 1901 •
Jugate laureate bust of Friedrich I and helmeted, draped, cuirassed bust of Wilhelm II left
DEUTSCHES REICH 1901 * ZWEI MARK *
Crowned imperial eagle
Reeded edge
11.10g, .9000 Silver, .3215oz ASW, 28mm
Mintage: 2,600,000
KM 525
Ex Numisco Sales Inc., February 1974


German States-Prussia, 3 Mark, 1913A, Berlin Mint
Ruler: Wilhelm II
100th Anniversary - Defeat of Napoleon
Edge Lettering: GOTT ~+~ MIT ~+~ UNS ~+~
16.6670g, .9000 Silver, .4823oz ASW, 33mm
Mintage: 2,000,000
KM 534

German States-Regensburg

German States-Regensburg, Free City, Regular Coinage, Half Kreuzer, 1696
(No legend)
Regensburg arms within cartouche, denomination breaking date above
(No legend)
Blank
Rolled flan
13mm, 0.51g, Billon Silver
Mintage: Unknown
KM 205


German States-Regensburg, Free City, Regular Coinage, Kreuzer, Undated (1744-1752), Johann Christoph Busch as Mint Official
(No legend)
Crowned Imperial double-eagle, orb on breast inscribed with 1
(No legend)
Regensburg arms within dotted circle and ornate frame, B within below
Rolled flan
17mm, 0.80g, Billon Silver
Mintage: 32,000
KM 292


German States-Regensburg, Free City, Regular Coinage, Kreuzer, 1754B, Johann Christoph Busch as Mint Official
(No legend)
Crowned Imperial double-eagle, orb on breast inscribed with 1
(No legend)
Regensburg arms within dotted circle and ornate frame, 17 | 54 across fields, B within below
Rolled flan
16mm x 17mm, 0.63g, Billon Silver
Mintage: 199,000
KM 364

German States-Salzburg (See Salzburg (Independent Archbishopric))
German States-Saxe-Altenburg

German States-Saxe-Altenburg, Johann Philipp I (1602-1639) with Friedrich VIII (1602-1625), Johann Wilhelm IV (1602-1632) and Friedrich Wilhelm II (1603-1669), Thaler, 1624, Saalfeld Mint, Wolfgang Albrecht as Mintmaster
(orb) D : G : IOH : PHIL :-FRID * IOH :-: WILH . ET . FR :-WIL . FRAT :
Armored half bust of Johann Philipp I right, helmet in left hand, right hand on sword hilt, all in inner circle broken by shields at left right and bottom, 16 | Z4 across fields
DVC : S : AXON-IVL : CLIVI-. ET . MONT-LIN : ALDEN :
Armored half busts of three dukes right, middle duke holding baton in right hand all in inner circle broken by shields at quadrants, WA below
Rolled flan
44mm x 45mm, 28.87g, Silver
Mintage: Unknown
Davenport 7371

German States-Saxe-Hildburghausen

German States-Saxe-Hildburghausen, Death of Duke Ernst (1680-1715), 2 Groschen, 1715
ERNST . H . Z . S . I . C . B . E . V . W .
Draped bust right
GEBOHRN / 12 . JUL . 1655 . / GESTORBEN / 17 . OCTOBER / 1715 . / REGIERET / 35 . JAHR . / (. 2 . GGR .)
Legend in seven lines
Rolled flan
25mm x 26mm, 2.86g, Silver
Mintage: Unknown
KM 12


German States-Saxe-Hildburghausen, Friedrich I (1780-1826), Heller Klippe, 1788
(No Legend)
Crowned arms flanked by two branches
* 1 * / H H / HELLER / 1788 / *
Legend in four lines
Klippe flan
17mm flats, 0.78g, Copper
Mintage: Unknown
KM 118

Note: "835" written on reverse, apparently a museum note or something.

German States-Saxe-Weimar

German States-Saxe-Weimar, Wilhelm IV (1605-1662), Dreier, 1658
Legend
Legend surrounding crowned arms
Ünd / Seinez / Wilhelms / bürg
Legend in four lines, 16 ._. 58 . below
Rolled flan
16mm x 18mm, 0.82g, Silver
Mintage: Unknown
KM -- 

Note: Krause only lists thalers and larger denominations and trade coinage for Saxe-Weimar.

German States-Saxony

German States-Saxony, Friedrich IV (1381-1428), House of Wettin, Schildgroschen, 1405-1428
* GROSSVS . mARCh . mISnEnSIS
Shield with rampant lion left
* F . W . F . DEI . GRACIA . TVRInG . VhnG (hn ligate)
Shield with rampant lion left within quadrilobe, + | C | R | V in angles, all within inner circle
Plain edge
28mm x 29mm, 2.98g, Silver
Mintage: Unknown


German States-Saxony, Friedrich II and Sigismund (1428-1436), House of Wettin, Schildgroschen
* R . R . S . DI . GRACIA . TVRInG . VhnG (hn ligate)
Flowered cross, large W above, C | R | V across fields within inner laurel circle
* GROSSVS . mARCh . mISnEnSIS
Rampant lion left within laurel circle, large W in left field
Plain edge
29mm x 30mm, 2.81g, Silver
Mintage: Unknown
Krug 989


German States-Saxony, Christian II with Johann Georg & Augustus and Friedrich Wilhelm of Saxe-Altenburg, Regent (1591-1601), Thaler, 1592, Hans Biener, Mintmaster
(orb) CHRISTIAN . IOHAN : GEORG . ET . AVGVSTVS
facing half-length busts of the three brothers, 15 | 9Z above
FRAT : ET . DV_CES . SAXON :
Complex coat-of-arms garnished with three helmets bearing ornate crests, HB above right
Rolled flan, plain edge
41mm, 28.90g, Silver
Mintage: Unknown
Davenport 9820


German States-Saxony, Johann Georg IV (1691-1694), 1/12 Thaler (Doppelgroschen), 1694, Leipzig Mint, Ernst Peter Hecht as Mintmaster
IOH . GEORG . IV . D:G . DVX . SAX . I . C . M . A & W
Crowned two adjacent oval arms in baroque frames, EPH below
+ SAC . ROM . IMP . ARCHIM . & . ELECT .
Legend surrounding dotted circle enclosing + 12 + / EINEN / THAL / 1694
Rolled flan
26mm, 3.38g, Silver
Mintage: Unknown
KM 638


German States-Saxony, Friedrich August III (1763-1806), 1/24 Thaler, 1763, Dresden Mint, Ernst Dietrich Croll as Mint Official
D . G . FRID . AVG . REX POL . EL . SAX .
Crowned arms in baroque frame, . E . D . C . below
* CCCXX EINE FEINE MARCK 1763
Legend surrounding vine circle enclosing 24 / EINEN / THALER / *
Plain edge
20mm, 1.84g, Silver
Mintage: Unknown
KM 946


German States-Saxony, Friedrich August III (1763-1806), 2/3 Thaler (Cosel-Gulden), 1765, Dresden Mint, Ernst Dietrich Croll as Mint Official
FRID : AVGVST : D : G : DVX SAX : ELECTOR
Bare-headed, draped, cuirassed bust right
XX . EINE-MARCK F :
Crowned double-arms, E.D.C. below, date broken by denomination in exergue
Security edge
33mm x 34mm, 13.87g, 0.8330 Silver, .3759oz ASW
Mintage: Unknown
KM 981

German States-Silesia-Liegnitz-Brieg

German States-Silesia-Liegnitz-Brieg, George III in Brieg (1639-1664), Ludwig IV in Liegnitz (1639-1663) and Christian in Ohlau (1639-1672) 3 Kreuzer, 1656
D : G · GEORG · LUD ·-& CHRIST · FRAT ·
Half-length busts of Geroge III, Ludwig IV and Christian facing, all in inner beaded circle surmounted by imperial orb, 3 in frame below
DUCET · SIL · LIG ·-BRE · & WOL · 1656 *
Spread eagle, head left, crescent across breast, all within beaded inner circle, arms below
Plain edge
20mm, 1.40g, Silver (gold plated, ex jewelry)
Mintage: Unknown
KM -- (Krause only lists thalers and gold trade coinage for Silesia-Liegnitz-Brieg)


German States-Silesia-Liegnitz-Brieg, George III in Brieg (1639-1664), 3 Kreuzer, 1661, Elias Weiss as Mintmaster
D : G . GEORGI . DUX .-SU . L . & BREG :
Bare head, draped bust right, breaking inner circle, 3 in baroque frame below
* MONETA . NOVA . ARGENT 1661
Spread eagle, head left, crescent across breast, E | W across fields, all within linear circle
Plain edge
20mm, 1.69g, Billon Silver
Mintage: Unknown
KM -- (Krause only lists thalers and gold trade coinage for Silesia-Liegnitz-Brieg)


German States-Silesia-Liegnitz-Brieg, Christian in Ohlau (1639-1672), 3 Kreuzer, 1669, Christoph Brettschneider as Mintmaster
. CHRISTIANVS .-. D . G . DVX . SIL .
Bare head, draped bust right, breaking inner circle, 3 in baroque frame below
. LIGNIC . BREGENS . E . WOLAV : 16_69
Spread eagle, head left, crescent across breast, C | B across fields, all within beaded circle, crown breaking date above
Plain edge
21mm, 1.59g, Billon Silver
Mintage: Unknown
KM -- (Krause only lists thalers and gold trade coinage for Silesia-Liegnitz-Brieg)


German States-Silesia-Liegnitz-Brieg, Christian in Ohlau (1639-1672), 3 Kreuzer, 1669, Christoph Brettschneider as Mintmaster
. CHRISTIANVS .-. D . G . DVX . SI .
Bare head, draped bust right, breaking inner circle, 3 in baroque frame below
. LIGNIC . BREGENS . E . WOLA . 16_69
Spread eagle, head left, crescent across breast, C | B across fields, all within beaded circle, crown breaking date above
Plain edge
21mm x 22mm, 1.53g, Silver
Mintage: Unknown
KM -- (Krause only lists thalers and gold trade coinage for Silesia-Liegnitz-Brieg)


German States-Silesia-Liegnitz-Brieg, Christian in Ohlau (1639-1672), 3 Kreuzer, 1670, Christoph Brettschneider as Mintmaster
. CHRISTIANVS .-. D . G . DVX . SIL .
Bare head, draped bust right, breaking inner circle, 3 in baroque frame below
. LIGNIC . BREGENS . & . WOLAV : 16_70
Spread eagle, head left, crescent across breast, C | B across fields, all within beaded circle, crown breaking date above
Plain edge
21mm x 22mm, 1.59g, Silver
Mintage: Unknown
KM -- (Krause only lists thalers and gold trade coinage for Silesia-Liegnitz-Brieg)

German States-Stralsund

German States-Stralsund, Schilling, 1504
MONE . NOVA . SVNDENS 1504
Arrowhead with socket mount inside dotted circle
DEVS . M . NOMINE . TVO . SA *)
Cross inside dotted circle, *) in upper-left quadrant
Plain edge
20mm, 1.26g, Silver
Mintage: Unknown

German States-Trier (Archbishopric)

German States-Trier (Archbishopric), Karl Caspar von der Leyen (1652-1676), Petermenger, 1662, Johann Christoph Buchsmeyer as Mintmaster
CARL • CASP • D • G • ARCH • TREV PR • AD • P • R • X
Crowned arms in inner circle, crest on shield at center
MONE NO ARG E CONFL MDCLXII
Nimbate St. Peter standing facing, key in right hand, book in left, all breaking inner circle
Plain edge
18mm x 19mm, 0.96g, Silver
Mintage: Unknown
KM 121

German States-Worms

German States-Worms, Free Imperial City, 1 Albus, 1681
(No legend)
Dragon seated facing, head left, holding city arms, all in wreath
* I * / ALBVS / · 1 · 6 · 8 · 1 · / M crossed axes K
Legend in four lines, all in wreath
Plain edge
17mm, 0.99g, Silver
Mintage: Unknown
KM 123

German States-Wurttemberg

German States-Wurttemberg, Karl Eugen as Duke (1744-1793), 1 Kreuzer, 1758
CAROLVS D :-G : DVX WURT
Bare head, draped bust right
(No legend)
Crowned arms in ornate frame, 17_58 above, 1 in oval below
Plain edge
16mm x 17mm, 0.65g, Billon Silver
Mintage: Unknown
KM 397


German States-Wurttemberg, Karl Eugen as Duke (1744-1793), 1/48 Convention Thaler, 1770
CAROLVS D :-G : DVX WURT 17_70
Crowned arms in ornate frame
* 48 * / EINEN / CONVENT / THALER
Legend in four lines within ornate frame
Rolled flan
19mm, 0.87g, Billon Silver
Mintage: Unknown
KM 422


German States-Wurttemberg, Karl Eugen as Duke (1744-1793), 1/48 Convention Thaler, 1772
CAROLVS D :-G : DVX WURT 17_70
Crowned arms in ornate frame
* 48 * / EINEN / CONVENT / THALER
Legend in four lines within ornate frame
Rolled flan
18mm, 0.74g, Billon Silver
Mintage: Unknown
KM 422


German States-Wurttemberg, Wilhelm II as King (1891-1918), 5 Mark, 1908F, Freudenstadt Mint
WILHELM II KOENIG VON WUERTTEMBERG
Bare head of Wilhelm II right
* DEUTSCHES REICH 1908 * FÜNF MARK
Crowned imperial eagle
Edge Lettering: ~ + ~ GOTT ~ + ~ MIT ~ + ~ UNS
27.80g, .9000 Silver, .8038oz ASW, 38mm
Mintage: 532,000
KM 632

German States-Wurttemberg-Oels

German States-Wurttemberg-Oels, Sylvius Friedrich (1668-1697), 3 Kreuzer, 1675, Samuel Pfahler as Mintmaster
SYLVI9 FRID . D . G .-DVX . W . T . IS . O .
Bare-headed, draped, cuirassed bust right, within and breaking laurel inner circle, 3 in baroque frame below
. CO . MON . DO . I . H EID : STER . & . MEZ (ME ligate) . 16_75
Spread eagle, head left, crescent across breast, S | F across fields, all within beaded circle, crown breaking date above
Rolled flan
21mm x 22mm, 1.48g, Silver
Mintage: Unknown
KM --

Note: Krause only lists thalers and larger denominations and trade coinage for Wurttemberg-Oels.


German States-Wurttemberg-Oels, Christian Ulrich in Bernstadt (1664-1697), 1 Kreuzer, 1683
CHRIST . V . D G-DVX . W . T . S . O . B .
Bare-headed, cuirassed bust right, within and breaking laurel inner circle, 1 in oval below
CO . MON . D . I . H H I D : STERN . M .
Crowned arms, breaking date above, * below
Rolled flan
16mm x 17mm, 0.78g, Silver
Mintage: Unknown
KM --

Note: Krause only lists thalers and larger denominations and trade coinage for Wurttemberg-Oels.

German States-Wurzburg (Bishopric)

German States-Wurzburg (Bishopric), Johann Philipp Franz von Schonborn (1642-1673), Sechser (6 Pfennig), 1656
(No legend)
Upper left arms of Mainz, lower arms of Schonborn, F in center, crown above, date broken below
(No legend)
Imperial orb with 84 in ornamented rhombus
Plain edge
16mm x 17mm, 0.58g, Silver
Mintage: Unknown
KM 132


German States-Wurzburg (Bishopric), Johann Hartmann von Rosenbach (1673-1675), Schilling (8 Pfennig), 1673
IO . HART : D G : EP : HER . FR : O : DVX
Crowned four-fold arms of Wurzburg and Rosenbach
SANCTVS-KILIANVS
St. Kilian standing facing, sword upward in right hand, crozier in left, 16 | 73 across fields
Plain edge
19mm x 21mm, 0.99g, Silver
Mintage: Unknown
KM 152 variant

Note: Krause acknowledges there are variants and this one differs on the reverse legend. One year type coin with this reverse arms.


German States-Wurzburg (Bishopric), Karl Philipp von Greifenklau (1749-1754), Schilling (6 Neue Pfennige), 1751
CAR . PH . D . G . EP . H . S . R . I . P . F . O . D
Crowned four-fold arms
SANCTUS-KILIANUS
St. Kilian standing facing, sword upward in right hand, crozier in left, 17 | 51 across fields
Plain edge
20mm, 1.06g, Silver
Mintage: Unknown
KM 339


German States-Wurzburg (Bishopric), Karl Philipp von Greifenklau (1749-1754), Schilling (6 Neue Pfennige), 1751
CAR . PH . D . G . EP . H . S . R . I . P . F . O . D
Crowned four-fold arms
SANCTUS-KILIANUS
St. Kilian standing facing, sword upward in right hand, crozier in left, 17 | 51 across fields
Plain edge
18mm x 19mm, 0.89g, Silver
Mintage: Unknown
KM 339

Germany-Federal Republic

Germany-Federal Republic, 5 Mark, 1978F, Stuttgart Mint
225th Anniversary - Death of Balthazar Neumann
Edge Lettering: WALLFAHRTSKIRCHE VIERZEHNHEILIGEN 1743-1772
5.3000g, .6250 Silver, .2250oz ASW, 29mm
Mintage: 8,000,000
KM 148

Germany-Notgeld

German States-Trier, 50 Pfennig, 1919, Notgeld
* STADT TRIER 1919* PFENNIG
Legend surrounding large 50
(No legend)
Ancient Roman city gate of Trier
Plain edge
26mm, 5.88g, Nickel?


German States-Schleiz, 10 Mark, 1922, Notgeld
JOHANN FRIEDRICH BÖTTGER / * 5 . | 2 . | 16 | 85
Portrait left in diamond frame with designs in extended ends
STADT / SCHLEIZ
Bull standing left in central rectangle, 1922 above, 10 | M across fields, crossed sabers below
?mm, ?g