Frankfurt (City). Beautiful Silver “Fürstentag” Thaler Coin.
Mint Year: 1863 Mintage: 20,000 pcs. References: KM-372.
Engraver: A.V. Nordheim
Denomination: Thaler – Assembly of German Princes (Fürstentag) in Frankfurt in August 1863.
Diameter: 33mm Material: Silver
Obverse: Frontside vielw of the town hall of Frankfurt, with the justitia statue fountain in foreground. Signature (A.V. NORDHEIM) below. Comment. Soldiers (right), officials (left) and people (left of the fountain) welcoming a arriving carriage. Legend: FÜRSTENTAG ZU FRANKFURT AM MAIN IM AUGUST 1863 +
Reverse: Heraldic crowned eagle of Frankfurt (City Arms) left.
Legend: FREIE STADT FRANKFURT * EIN GEDENKTHALER * 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.