1833, Kingdom of Wurttemberg, William I. Silver “Free Trade” Crown Thaler Coin.
Mint Year: 1833
Mint Place: Stuttgart (Germany)
Engravers: Johann Ludwig Wagner (W) / Carl Wilhelm Doell (D)
Denomination: Thaler (Kronentaler) - Free Trade Commemorative!
References: Davenport 955, AKS 67, Stutzmann 1658, KM-570. R!
Obverse: Head of William I as king of Wurttemberg right. Engraver´s initial (W.) below bust truncation.
Legend: WILHELM KOENIG VON WÜRTTEMBERG
Reverse: Togate female allegoric figure, holding free trade agreement letter and caduceus (scepter of Mercury, god of Trade).
Comment: River-god pouring water out of vessel (river), and rudder to left, cornucopia (Horn of Plenty) to right.
Legend: HANDELSFREICHEIT DURCH EINTRACHT (“Free Trade by Harmony”)
Exergue: 1833 – D
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).