1862, Frankfurt (Free City). Silver "Shooting Festival" Thaler Coin. NGC MS-63!
Mint Year: 1862 Mintage: 41,000 pcs. References: KM-371. Condition: Certified and graded by NGC as MS-63! Denomination: Thaler - German Shooting Festival Commemorative Issue! Diameter: 33mm Weight: 18.6gm Material: Silver
Obverse: Wreathed female figure, leaning on double headed eagle shield, holding wreath in right upraised hand. Comment: Date (JULI 1862) in fields. Engraver's name (A.V. NORDHEIM) figure's base. Legend: EIN GEDENKTHALER ZUM DEUTSCHEN SCHUTZENFESTE
Reverse: Heraldic crowned eagle of Frankfurt looking left. Legend: FREIE STADT FRANKFURT Edge Legend: STARK IM RECHT
After the ill-fated revolution of 1848, Frankfurt was the seat of the first democratically elected German parliament, the Frankfurt Parliament, which met in the Frankfurter Paulskirche (St. Paul's Church) and was opened on 18 May 1848. The institution failed in 1849 when the Prussian king declared that he would not accept "a crown from the gutter". In the year of its existence, the assembly developed a common constitution for a unified Germany, with the Prussian king as its monarch.
Frankfurt lost its independence after the Austro-Prussian War as Prussia in 1866 annexed several smaller states, among them the free city of Frankfurt. The Prussian administration incorporated Frankfurt into its province of Hesse-Nassau. The formerly independent towns of Bornheim and Bockenheim were incorporated in 1890.
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