(sold for $315.0)


1841, Frankfurt (Free City). Silver "Harbor View" 2 Thaler (3½ Gulden) Coin. XF+

Mint Year: 1841 Denomination: 2 Thaler (3½ Gulden) References: Davenport 640, KM-326.  Condition: Scattered digs, scratches/hairlines and faint weight-adjusting marks, otherwise a nicely toned XF-AU! Weight: 37.06gm  Diameter: 41mm Material: Silver

Obverse: Detailed panoramic of Frankfurt showing the harbor with boats in the foreground and sun rising in the background. Legend: FREIE STADT FRANKFURT ("Free City of Frankfurt")

Reverse: Value in gulden (3½ GULDEN) and thaler (2 THALER) and date (1841). All within wreath. Value in fine mark units (VII EINE F. MARK = "1/8th of a fine silver mark") below.

Edge: CONVENTION VOM * 30 IULY * 1838 *

Frankfurt was one of the most important cities in the Holy Roman Empire. From 855     the German kings and emperors were elected in Frankfurt and crowned   in   Aachen. From 1562 the kings/emperors were also crowned in   Frankfurt,   Maximilian II being the first. This tradition ended in   1792, when Franz   II was elected. His coronation was deliberately held   on Bastille Day, 14   July, the anniversary of the storming of the   Bastille. The elections   and coronations took place in St. Bartholomäus   cathedral, known as the Kaiserdom (en: Emperor's Cathedral), or in its predecessors.

The Frankfurter Messe (Frankfurt Trade Fair)     was first mentioned in 1150. In 1240, Emperor Friedrich II granted an     Imperial privilege to its visitors, meaning they would be protected   by   the Empire. Book trade fairs have been held in Frankfurt since   1478.

In 1372 Frankfurt became a Reichsstadt (en:Imperial city), i.e. directly subordinate to the Holy Roman Emperor and not to a regional ruler or a local nobleman.

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