Coins from the Kingdom of Prussia

The Kingdom of Prussia (German: Königreich Preußen) was a German kingdom that constituted the state of Prussia between 1701 and 1918. It was the driving force behind the unification of Germany in 1871 and was the leading state of the German Empire until its dissolution in 1918. Although it took its name from the region called Prussia, it was based in the Margraviate of Brandenburg, where its capital was Berlin. The kings of Prussia were from the House of Hohenzollern. Prussia was a great power from the time it became a kingdom, through its predecessor, Brandenburg-Prussia, which became a military power under Frederick William, known as "The Great Elector". Prussia continued its rise to power under the guidance of Frederick II, more commonly known as Frederick the Great, who was the third son of Frederick William I.[8] Frederick the Great was instrumental in starting the Seven Years' War, holding his own against Austria, Russia, France and Sweden and establishing Prussia's role in the German states, as well as establishing the country as a European great power. After the might of Prussia was revealed it was considered as a major power among the German states. Throughout the next hundred years Prussia went on to win many battles, and many wars. Because of its power, Prussia continuously tried to unify all the German states (excluding the German cantons in Switzerland) under its rule, and whether Austria would be included in such a unified German domain was an ongoing question. After the Napoleonic Wars led to the creation of the German Confederation, the issue of unifying the German states caused a number of revolutions throughout the German states, with all states wanting to have their own constitution. Attempts to create a federation remained unsuccessful and the German Confederation collapsed in 1866 when war ensued between its two most powerful member states, Prussia and Austria. The North German Confederation, which lasted from 1867 to 1871, created a closer union between the Prussian-aligned states while Austria and most of Southern Germany remained independent. The North German Confederation was seen as more of an alliance of military strength in the aftermath of the Austro-Prussian War but many of its laws were later used in the German Empire. The German Empire lasted from 1871 to 1918 with the successful unification of all the German states under Prussian hegemony; this was due to the defeat of Napoleon III in the Franco-Prussian War of 1870–71. The war united all the German states against a common enemy, and with the victory came an overwhelming wave of nationalism which changed the opinions of some of those who had been against unification. In 1871, Germany unified into a single country, minus Austria and Switzerland, with Prussia the dominant power. Prussia is considered the legal predecessor of the unified German Reich (1871–1945) and as such a direct ancestor of today's Federal Republic of Germany. The formal abolition of Prussia, carried out on 25 February 1947 by the fiat of the Allied Control Council, referred to an alleged tradition of the kingdom as a bearer of militarism and reaction, and made way for the current setup of the German states. However, the Free State of Prussia (Freistaat Preußen), which followed the abolition of the Kingdom of Prussia in the aftermath of World War I, was a major democratic force in Weimar Germany until the nationalist coup of 1932 known as the Preußenschlag. The Kingdom left a significant cultural legacy, today notably promoted by the Prussian Cultural Heritage Foundation (Stiftung Preußischer Kulturbesitz (SPK)), which has become one of the largest cultural organisations in the world.
Wikidata: Q27306

See also: Prussian Partition of Poland

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Thaler

288 Pfennige = 24 Groschen = 1 Thaler = ³⁄₁₇ Pistoles • 360 Pfennige = 30 Silbergroschen = 1 Thaler

1 Kreuzer - Friedrich Wilhelm II
1787-1797

Silver • 0.85 g • ⌀ 15 mm
KM# 1047, N# 125209
1 Kreuzer - Friedrich Wilhelm III
1806-1808

Billon • 0.72 g • ⌀ 15 mm
KM# 1065, AKS# 48, Jäg 6 FHI# 11c, N# 209151
1 Kreuzer - Friedrich Wilhelm III (Pattern)
1808

Pattern
Gold (.986) • 1.13 g • ⌀ 15 mm
N# 313170
1 Schilling - Friedrich I
1701-1710

Billon (.0729 silver) • 0.7 g • ⌀ 15.9 mm
KM# 6, Schön DM# 7, N# 121195
6 Pfennig - Friedrich I
1703-1711

Billon (.125 silver) • 1.3 g • ⌀ 19.7 mm
KM# 38, 39, Neum# 11, Schön DM# 7, Schr# 217 - 264, N# 43620
¹⁄₄₈ Thaler - Friedrich I
1705

Billon (.1875 silver) • 1.59 g • ⌀ 18 mm
KM# 58, N# 310323
6 Pfennig - Friedrich I
1705-1706

Billon (.1875 silver) • 1.59 g • ⌀ 16 mm
KM# 55, N# 310325
Available for swap 1 Schilling - Friedrich Wilhelm I
1714-1726

Billon • 0.6 g • ⌀ 15.75 mm
KM# 120, Schön DM# 14, Schr# 503-530, Neum# 32, N# 125207
¹⁄₄₈ Thaler - Friedrich Wilhelm I
1731-1734

Billon (.219 silver) • 1.43 g • ⌀ 18 mm
KM# 210, N# 90326
Available for swap 1 Schilling - Friedrich Wilhelm I
1733-1740

Billon (.0625 silver) • 0.72 g • ⌀ 16.00 mm
KM# 212, N# 125208
¹⁄₄₈ Thaler - Friedrich II
1741

Billon (.2188 silver) • 1.48 g
KM# 229, Olding FR# 141 b, Schr# 770, Kluge# 185, N# 315328
¹⁄₄₈ Thaler - Friedrich II
1741-1750

Billon • 1.4 g • ⌀ 18 mm
KM# 228, N# 125200
1 Schilling - Friedrich II
1741-1756

Billon • 0.72 g • ⌀ 14.5 mm
KM# 223, N# 51842
¹⁄₄₈ Thaler - Friedrich II
1743-1749

Billon • 1.37 g • ⌀ 18.6 mm
KM# 237, Olding FR# 142, 143, 144, Schön DM# 89, Schr# 771-783, Neum# 118, N# 154464
1 Poltura - Friedrich II
1744

Billon • 1.2 g
KM# 903, Olding FR# 329 a, Schr# 1640, Kluge# 316, N# 315445
1 Poltura - Friedrich II
1744

Billon • 1.21 g
KM# 903, Olding FR# 329 b, Schr# 1640, Kluge# 316, N# 315446
2 Greschel - Friedrich II
1745

Billon • 1.1 g
KM# 918, Olding FR# 314, Kluge# 310.1, N# 315441
2 Gröschel - Friedrich II
1745-1754

Billon • 1.1 g • ⌀ 18 mm
KM# 921, Olding FR# 316, Kluge# 310, Olding FR# 317, Kluge# 311, N# 125201
3 Kreuzer - Friedrich II
1752-1763

Silver • 1.7 g • ⌀ 19.2 mm
KM# 966, Olding FR# 304, Kluge# 302, N# 44000
¹⁄₄₈ Thaler - Friedrich II
1753-1757

Billon (.22569 silver) • 1.392 g • ⌀ 17.8 mm
KM# 225, Schr# 844 - 847, Schön DM# 106, Olding FR# 172, Neum# 243, N# 127439
1 Schilling - Friedrich II
1764

Billon (.062 silver) • 0.72 g • ⌀ 15 mm
KM# A295.1, Olding FR# 236, Neum# 426, Schr# 1292-1293, N# 188288
3 Kreuzer - Friedrich II
1764

Billon • 1.67 g • ⌀ 20 mm
KM# 1002, Olding FR# 305, Kluge# 303, N# 89690
¹⁄₄₈ Thaler - Friedrich II
1764-1770

Billon (.250 silver) • 0.97 g • ⌀ 19 mm
KM# 295, N# 76694
1 Schilling - Friedrich II
1766-1770

Billon (.062 silver) • 0.7 g • ⌀ 15 mm
KM# A316, Schön DM# 46, Olding FR# 237, Schr# 1294-1297, N# 128205
Available for swap ¹⁄₄₈ Thaler - Friedrich II
1771-1781

Billon (.250 silver) • 1.4 g • ⌀ 18.5 mm
KM# 327, Olding FR# 148, Schön# B149, Schr# 811-829, Neum# 512, N# 18125
Available for swap 1 Schilling - Friedrich II
1771-1786

Billon (.052 silver) • 0.69 g • ⌀ 14.5 mm
KM# A295.1a, A295.2, Schr# 1298-1307, Olding FR# 238, 243, Neum# 519, N# 52191
2 Gröschel - Friedrich II
1771-1786

Billon • 1.3 g • ⌀ 17.5 mm
KM# 1029, Olding FR# 324, Schr# 1597-1613, Schön DM# 78, Neum# 522, N# 73674
¹⁄₄₈ Thaler - Friedrich II (Mule)
1779

Billon (.250 silver) • 1.39 g
N# 315330
1 Schilling - Friedrich Wilhelm II
1788

Billon (.118 silver) • 0.69 g • ⌀ 14 mm
KM# 354, Schön DM# 57, Olding FR# 22, Schr# 178, J# 17, N# 128223
1 Schilling - Friedrich Wilhelm II
1790-1797

Copper • 2.6 g • ⌀ 20 mm
KM# 357, N# 42184
1 Schilling - Friedrich Wilhelm III
1804-1806

Copper • 2 g • ⌀ 21 mm
KM# A385, Olding FR# 151, Jäg 9 Pr# 18b, N# 111395
1 Schilling - Friedrich Wilhelm III
1810

Copper • 2.15 g • ⌀ 20.5 mm
KM# B385, Olding FR# 152, AKS# 45, Schr# 257, 258, J# 18c, N# 45105
1 Schilling - Friedrich Wilhelm III (Pattern)
1810

Pattern
Copper • 2.26 g • ⌀ 19.5 mm
KM# C385, AKS# 45, Olding FR# 152 P, N# 307878
1 Mariengroschen - Friedrich I
1705

Billon (.312 silver) • 1.4 g • ⌀ 17.5 mm
KM# 56, Schön DM# 6, Schr# 378, N# 128328
1 Mariengroschen - Friedrich I
1706

Billon (.3125 silver) • 1.43 g • ⌀ 17.5 mm
KM# 65, N# 310334
Available for swap 3 Kreuzer - Friedrich II
1771-1786

Billon (.173 silver) • 1.670 g • ⌀ 18.9 mm
KM# 1023, Olding FR# 307, Schr# 1506 - 1522, Neum# 520, N# 44001
Available for swap 3 Gröscher - Friedrich Wilhelm III
1807-1808

Billon • 1.70 g • ⌀ 18 mm
Schr# 234-242, Olding FR# 144, Neum# 44, AKS# 36, C# 60a, N# 89540
3 Kreuzer - Friedrich II
1743

Billon • 1.75 g
Olding FR# 302, N# 266123
1⁄24 Thaler - Friedrich II
1751-1752

Billon (.312 silver) • 2.1 g • ⌀ 22 mm
KM# 265, Olding FR# 159, Schr# 717, 718, N# 128496
1⁄24 Thaler - Friedrich II
1751-1754

Billon (.3125 silver) • 2.079 g • ⌀ 20.21 mm
KM# 264, Schön DM# 105, Olding FR# 135, 158, 177, Schr# 687-689, 691, 692, 699, 716, 743-766, 767-769, Neum# 238, N# 87619
1⁄24 Thaler - Friedrich II
1751-1763

Billon (.3125 silver) • 2.079 g • ⌀ 20.55 mm
KM# 263, Neum# 242, 315, Schön DM# 107, N# 63845
3 Kreuzer - Friedrich II
1752

Billon • 1.44 g
KM# 963, Olding FR# 303, Kluge# 301, N# 315439
1 Grossus - Friedrich II
1752

Silver • 0.67 g
Olding FR# 231, Kluge# 243.1, N# 315399
1⁄24 Thaler - Friedrich II
1753-1763

Billon (.3125 silver) • 2.079 g • ⌀ 20.85 mm
KM# 276, Schön DM# 121, Olding FR# 137, 345, 170, 352, Neum# 240, 316, Schr# 693-702, 1704-1710, N# 112664
1⁄24 Thaler - Friedrich II (Mule)
1754

Silver • 1.97 g
Olding FR# 138, Kluge# 172.2, N# 315326
1 Mariengroschen - Friedrich II (Gold pattern strike)
1756

Pattern
Gold (.903) • 3.32 g • ⌀ 19 mm
Kluge# 328.4-a, N# 313376
1 Grossus - Friedrich II
1764-1770

Billon • 0.75 g • ⌀ 16.4 mm
KM# B295, Schön DM# 47, Olding FR# 232, Schr# 1244-1251, Neum# 425, N# 89563
Available for swap 1⁄24 Thaler - Friedrich II
1764-1786

Billon (.312 silver) • 2.22 g • ⌀ 19.48 mm
KM# 296, Schön DM# 139, Olding FR# 139, 140, 160, 168, 171, Schr# 703-715, 719, 730, 740-742, Neum# 415, 511, N# 18155
3 Kreuzer - Friedrich II
1765

Billon • 1.7 g
KM# 1002a, Olding FR# 306, Kluge# 303.2, N# 315440

Numista referee for coins of this issuer is smy77.

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