Schleswig-Holstein 1850-TA dreiling
This specimen was part of lot 22620 in Heritage sale 3010 (Boston, August 2010), which sold for $431.25. The catalog description noted, "Mixed Lot of Thirteen Coins. We have here a very useful grouping of coins from German East Africa as well as coins from Bavaria, Bremen, Hessen, Trier, and more. Grades range from Fine to UNC." The duchies of Schleswig and Holstein were part of the German Confederation but ruled by the king of Denmark, who issued this copper dreiling and a sechsling for the provinces in 1850. In 1864, Bismarck of Prussia provoked a war wherein Prussia and Austria easily defeated the Danes and conquered the region, which fell to Prussia in 1866. In 1919-20, Schleswig was returned to Denmark while Holstein remains German.
Recorded mintage: 200,000.
Catalog reference: KM 160.
- Michael, Thomas, and Tracy L. Schmidt, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 9th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2019.
- Craig, William D., Germanic Coinages: Charlemagne through Wilhelm II, Mountain View, CA: 1954.
- Tucker, Warren, Scott Cordry and John Kraljevich, Heritage Sale 3010: World Coins, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2010.