6 Kreuzer    (sold for $19.0)


1816, Baden (Grand Duchy), Charles I. Scarce Silver 6 Kreuzer Coin. XF-AU!

Mint Year: 1816 Denomination: 6 Kreuzer Reference: KM-168 ($65 in XF!). Condition: Minor alloy spots (mint-made, usual for this low-grade silver type) a few scratches (silver test-marks?) in fields, otherwise a nice XF-AU for type! Material: Silver (.375) Diameter: 20mm Weight: 2.2gm

Obverse: Crowned and mantled shield of the Grand Duchy of Baden. Date (1816) below. Legend: GROSHERZOGTHUM BADEN * 1816 *

Reverse: Value (6) above denomination (KREUT=ZER). All within wreath.

The Grand Duchy of Baden (German: Großherzogtum Baden) was a historical state in the southwest of Germany, on the east bank of the Rhine. It existed between 1806 and 1918. Baden came into existence in the 12th century as the Margraviate of Baden and   subsequently split into different lines, which were unified in 1771. In   1803 Baden was raised to Electoral dignity within the Holy Roman Empire. Baden became the much-enlarged Grand Duchy of Baden through the dissolution of the Holy Roman Empire in 1806. In 1815 it joined the German Confederation. During the Revolutions of 1848 in the German states,   Baden was a center of revolutionist activities. In 1849 it was the only   German state that became a republic for a short while, under the   leadership of Lorenzo Brentano. Finally the revolution in Baden was suppressed mainly by Prussian troops. The Grand Duchy of Baden remained a sovereign country until it joined the German Empire in 1871. After the revolution of 1918 Baden became part of the Weimar Republic as the Republic of Baden.

Charles, Grand Duke of Baden (Karl Ludwig Friedrich; 8 July 1786, Karlsruhe – 8 December 1818, Rastatt) became ruler of Baden on June 11, 1811 and ruled until his death. He was born in Karlsruhe.

His father was Charles Louis, Hereditary Prince of Baden, the heir to the Margraviate of Baden, which was raised to a grand duchy after the dissolution of the Holy Roman Empire in 1806. His mother was Amalie of Hesse-Darmstadt, the daughter of Louis IX, Landgrave of Hesse-Darmstadt. He was the brother-in-law of the rulers of Bavaria, Russia and Sweden. His eldest sister Caroline was the queen consort of Maximilian I Joseph of Bavaria, his second eldest sister Louise was the Empress consort of Alexander I of Russia and his third eldest sister Frederica was the queen consort of Gustav IV Adolf of Sweden.

At the age of 15, Charles went on a journey to visit his sisters in   their courts in St. Petersburg and Stockholm. He was on his way home   with his father, when his father died in a fall from his coach on   December 15, 1801. Charles was a witness to this accident.

Due to the strong influence of France on the court of Baden, Charles was forced to marry, Stéphanie de Beauharnais, adopted daughter of Napoléon I of France in Paris on April 8, 1806. This despite his own protests and those of his mother   and sisters. Charles apparently preferred the hand of his cousin Princess Augusta of Bavaria. It would be 5 years before the couple would produce an heir.

Charles went to war in 1807 as head of the Baden contingent under Marshal Lefebvre. There he took part in the siege of Danzig.

In 1808, Charles returned to the side of his grandfather. His   grandfather's age was beginning to show and Charles became coregent.   Charles was 25 years old when he succeeded his grandfather Charles Frederick upon the latters death on June 11, 1811.

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 Denomination: 6 Kreuzer
 Metal: Silver
 State: Grand Duchy of Baden (1806-1918)
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Coin variations: 4 instance(s)
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