1863, Wurttemberg, William I. Silver Thaler Coin.
Mint Year: 1863
Mint Place: Stuttgart (Germany)
References: Davenport 959, KM-601.
Denomination: Thaler (Vereins Thaler)
Obverse: Head of William I as king of Wurttemberg left.
Legend: WILHELM KÖNIG V. WÜRTTEMBERG
Reverse: Crowned helmet ontop of halved shield with arms of Wurttemerg, supported by a stag and a crowned lion. Inscribed banner below.
Legend: EIN VEREINSTHALER * XXX EIN PFUND FEIN 1863
Edge Inscription: MÜNZVERTRAG VOM JANUAR 1857 ("Struck in accordance to the coinage treaty of January 1857")
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).