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Württemberg, Wilhelm I, Gulden 1841

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Württemberg, Wilhelm I, (1816-1864), Gulden 1841

Obv.: Head of Wilhelm I

Rs.: Württembergia seated between two Genien

 

He led Württemberg through the "year without summer": King Wilhelm I. Acquire a gulden from 1841! Struck for the 25th anniversary of reign!

Due to differences with his father, his first official act was to change his name: Wilhelm Friedrich Karl became the short name Wilhelm. The king took over the government affairs in challenging times; his first year of reign was marked by crop failures and famine, later known as the "year without summer". Wilhelm also pursued many reforms; during his 48-year reign, Württemberg transformed from a heterogeneous agrarian state to a well-organized constitutional state. As one of the German monarchs, Wilhelm found himself compelled to recognize the Imperial Constitution of 1848. However, a moderate scandal arose only after his death: In his will, he did not mention his third wife Pauline, while his two mistresses received pensions."

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Origin Germany
Occasion 25th anniversary of reign
Grading EF+
Material Silver
Full weight

10,59g

Literature AKS 123, J.74

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