1 Pfennig - Wilhelm I

1 Pfennig - Wilhelm I -  obverse1 Pfennig - Wilhelm I -  reverse

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Country Hessen-Kassel mint of Schaumburg (German states)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1816-1821
Value 1 Pfennig (1/288)
Currency Thaler (1648-1832)
Composition Copper
Weight 2.3 g
Diameter 21 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Demonetized Yes
Number N# 71085
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References KM# 40
Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins / 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA.
And 4 more volumes.


Large crown above nettle arms which divide W-K.

Lettering: W. / K


4-line inscription with date and denomination, rosette below.

Lettering: *1* // GUTER // PFENNIG // 1821 //*




The W-K stands for the initials of Wilhelm I., Kurfürst von Hessen who became the Prince-Elector of Hesse in 1803.  In 1806 his electorate was annexed by the Kingdom of Westphalia, ruled by Jérôme Bonaparte, Napoleon's brother. William escaped to Denmark with his family and lived there in exile until the French were expelled from Germany. Following the defeat of the Napoleonic armies in the Battle of Leipzig, William was restored in 1813 and ruled until his death in 1821.

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Date VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1816  0%
1818  50%
1819  14%
1820  0%
1821  50%

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