Hamburg 1855 dreiling
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 1855 only while Hamburg was an independent Free City but is very common. The dreiling was one fourth of a schilling which in turn was one sixteenth of a thaler altho Hamburg struck no thalers during the nineteenth century.
Recorded mintage: 2,613,000.
Specification: .51 g, .187 fine silver, .003 troy oz ASW.
Catalog reference: KM 275.
- Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2012.