Exonumia 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.
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Personality or portrait medal

Medal - August Hermann Niemeyer
1827

Commemorative medals › Personality or portrait medal: 50th Year Doctorate of August Hermann Niemeyer, Chancellor of U. of Halle
Silver • 41.8 g • ⌀ 46 mm
Slg. Brett# 3079, N# 56115
Marriage of Elisabet Preussen with Carolus Prince Hesse
1836

Commemorative medals › Personality or portrait medal
Silver • 29.13 g • ⌀ 42.36 mm
N# 312253
60 years of Rudolf Meinecke working for the Prussian State
1899

Commemorative medals › Personality or portrait medal
Bronze • 50.3 g • ⌀ 49.6 mm
Heidemann# 335, N# 394325
125th anniversary of Queen Luise
ND (1901)

Commemorative medals › Personality or portrait medal
Silver plated bronze • ⌀ 60 mm
Heidemann# 691, Layh# 117, Slg Merten# 441, Salaschek# 1093, N# 399281
Death of Victoria "Empress Friedrich"
1901

Commemorative medals › Personality or portrait medal
Bronze • ⌀ 34.5 mm
Heidemann# 701, Slg. Marie# 10676 var., N# 400269
Marriage of Crownprince Wilhelm and Duchess Cecilie of Mecklenburg
1905

Commemorative medals › Personality or portrait medal
Bronze • 78.9 g • ⌀ 56.2 mm
Heidemann# 754, Slg. Marie# 7432, N# 395195
100th anniversary of the death of Queen Luise
1910

Commemorative medals › Personality or portrait medal
Bronze • ⌀ 33 mm
Heidemann# 695, Slg. Marie# 10663, N# 397920
100th anniversary of the death of Queen Luise
1910

Commemorative medals › Personality or portrait medal
Silver • 51 × 39 mm
Heidemann# 696, N# 371357
25th anniversary of the reign of Wilhelm II
1913

Commemorative medals › Personality or portrait medal
Bronze • 87.88 g • ⌀ 60.8 mm
Heidemann# 740, N# 371695

Religious medal

Medal - The Last Supper
ND (1797-1804)

Commemorative medals › Religious medal
Silver • 56.2 g • ⌀ 50 mm
N# 364011
Presentation medal of religious confirmation (Type 1)
ND (1800-1819)

Commemorative medals › Religious medal
Silver • 9.6 g • ⌀ 30 mm
N# 83317
Presentation medal of religious confirmation (Type 2)
ND (1800-1819)

Commemorative medals › Religious medal
Silver • 9.4 g • ⌀ 30 mm
N# 111435
Presentation medal of religious confirmation (Type 3)
ND (1800-1819)

Commemorative medals › Religious medal
Silver • 8.4 g • ⌀ 30.4 mm
N# 83318
Presentation medal of religious confirmation (Type 4)
ND (1800-1819)

Commemorative medals › Religious medal
Silver • 9.17 g • ⌀ 30 mm
N# 185304
Presentation medal of religious confirmation (Type 5)
ND (1800-1819)

Commemorative medals › Religious medal
Brass • 7.35 g • ⌀ 27 mm
N# 155225
Presentation medal of religious confirmation Type 1.2
ND (1800-1819)

Commemorative medals › Religious medal
Silver • 9.64 g • ⌀ 30.2 mm
N# 202669
Presentation medal of religious confirmation Type 1.3
ND (1800-1819)

Commemorative medals › Religious medal
Silver • 9.52 g • ⌀ 29.5 mm
N# 202671
Presentation medal of religious confirmation Type 5
ND (1800-1819)

Commemorative medals › Religious medal
Silver • 8.59 g • ⌀ 30.2 mm
N# 202672

Commemorative souvenir

Available for swap Token - Frederick III (Preussen)
ND

Souvenir medals › Commemorative souvenir
Bronze • 2.4 g • ⌀ 19.5 mm
N# 59894

Event souvenir

Medal - Peace of Lunéville
1801

Souvenir medals › Event souvenir: Peace of Lunéville in 1801 between France and Austria.
Bronze • 11 g • ⌀ 33 mm
PiN# 976, Br# 127, Slg.Julius# 934, N# 366031
Medal - Frederick III (Friedrichskron Potsdam)
ND (1888)

Souvenir medals › Event souvenir
Bronze • 4 g • ⌀ 22 mm
N# 381640

Replica

Available for swap 5 Mark - William II (Replica)
ND

Souvenir medals › Replica
17.8 g • ⌀ 38.25 mm
N# 377779
Available for swap Replica of 1 Thaler (Frederick I.)
ND (1901)

Souvenir medals › Replica: SVVM CVIQVE 1707
Bronze • 14 g • ⌀ 40 mm
N# 318690

Coin pattern

5 Mark - William II (Obverse Trial)
ND (1888)

Coin patterns › Coin pattern
Pewter • 99.5 g
KM# Tn1, N# 118931
20 Mark - William I (Obverse Trial)
1871

Coin patterns › Coin pattern
Copper • 4.47 g • ⌀ 22.49 mm
N# 307905

Contemporary counterfeit

⅙ Thaler - Frederick William III
ND

Contemporary counterfeits › Contemporary counterfeit
4.6 g • ⌀ 22.7 mm
N# 391245

Counter token

Available for swap Token - Frederick William III (Neue Ehre Neues Glück)
ND

Utility items › Counter token
3.3 g • ⌀ 24 mm
MMN# 2012, N# 184193
Available for swap Counter Token - Frederick William III
ND

Utility items › Counter token
⌀ 26.2 mm
N# 79998
Available for swap Token - Fridericus II (Voll Muth)
ND

Utility items › Counter token
Copper • 3.44 g • ⌀ 24 mm
N# 238217
Rechenpfenning - Minerva, "MIT FROHEN MUTH"
1797

Utility items › Counter token
Bronze • 3.1 g • ⌀ 23.5 mm
N# 364308
Rechenpfennig - Frederick William III (Rein Ohne Schuld; Johann Jakob Lauer)
ND (1810)

Utility items › Counter token
Bronze • 3 g • ⌀ 23 mm
N# 362339
Medal - Battle of Hanau
1813

Utility items › Counter token
Brass • 7.13 g • ⌀ 32 mm
Br# 1273, Diakov# 367.1, Slg.Julius# 2698, N# 160881
Token - Frederick William III (Peace and the Treaty of Paris; Prussia)
1814

Utility items › Counter token: Paris 1814 – Signing of the Treaty of Paris in 1814
Brass • ⌀ 26 mm
Slg.Julius# 2983, N# 184190

Coin weight

Coin Weight - Friedrich d'Or (Prussia)
ND

Utility items › Coin weight
Bronze • 10.74 g • ⌀ 20 mm
N# 170492
½ Louis D´Or - Coin weight (Prussia)
1772

Utility items › Coin weight
Brass • 2.96 g • ⌀ 17.8 mm
Withers CW# G49, N# 84585

Play money

Spielmarke - Wilhelm I
ND (1888)

Fantasy items › Play money
Copper
N# 400421

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