Hamburg 1846 schilling

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from the Wildman Collection
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Hamburg, on the North Sea, was one of two imperial free cities permitted a continued existence under the Empire of 1871; Bremen was the other. The Hamburg mint is still in operation, striking coins for the Federal Republic of Germany. This type was struck 1846 only while Hamburg was an independent Free City but is common. The schilling was one sixteenth of a thaler altho Hamburg struck no thalers during the nineteenth century.

Recorded mintage: 240,000.

Specification: 1.08 g, .375 fine silver, .013 troy oz ASW.

Catalog reference: KM 266.


  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2012.

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