Wurttemberg, Wilhelm I. Silver ½ Gulden Coin. Very Rare Key Date! CV:$325!
Mintage: 154,000 pcs.
Denomination: ½ Gulden
Engraver: Carl Friedrich Voigt
Mint Place: Stuttgart (Germany)
References: AKS 85, Jaeger 70, KM-573
Obverse: Head of Wilhelm I as king of Wurttemberg left.
Legend: WILHELM KÖNIG V. WÜRTTEMBERG
Comment: Engraver´s name (VOIGT) below bust.
Reverse: Denomination (1/2 GULDEN) and date (1839) within oak-wreath.
William I (German: Wilhelm Friedrich Karl von Württemberg; September 27, 1781-June 25, 1864) was the second King of Württemberg from October 30, 1816 until his death.
He was born in Lüben, the son of King Frederick I of Württemberg (1754-1816) and his wife Duchess Augusta of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel (1764-1788).
On June 8, 1808, in Munich, he married Princess Charlotte of Bavaria (1792-1873), daughter of King Maximilian I of Bavaria (1756-1825) and Princess Augusta Wilhelmina of Hesse-Darmstadt (1765-1796). They divorced in 1814.
On January 24, 1816, in Saint Petersburg, he married his first cousin Catherine Pavlovna of Russia (1788-1819), daughter of Tsar Paul I of Russia (1754-1801) and Princess Sophie Dorothea of Württemberg (1759-1828).
On April 15, 1820, in Stuttgart, he married another first cousin Duchess Pauline Therese of Württemberg (1800-1873), daughter of Duke Louis of Württemberg (1756-1817) and Princess Henrietta of Nassau-Weilburg (1780-1857).