Frankfurt 1848 2 gulden Dav-644
"DEUTSCHLAND Frankfurt, Stadt Doppelgulden 1848. Erzherzog Johann von Österreich als Reichsverweser gewählt. Kl. Kr. Vorzüglich. (City of Frankfurt, double gulden of 1848, on the election of Archduke John of Austria as imperial vicar. Cleaned, extremely fone.)"This specimen is one of a series struck during the exciting days of 1848-49, when liberals gathered at Frankfurt to establish a German empire with a constitution and a parliament. The effort collapsed when Frederick William of Prussia refused the crown and unification had to wait until 1871, when Bismarck successfully prosecuted the Franco-Prussian War.
Recorded mintage: 36,000 plus a few proofs.
Specification: 21.21 g, .900 fine silver, this specimen 21,19 g.
Catalog reference: Kahnt 176. Thun 135, Dav-644, KM 338.
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