Hannover, 16 Gute Groschen 1829

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Hannover, George IV., 1820-1830, 16 Gute Groschen 1829


Historical facts about the coin

Guter Groschen, also Gutergroschen or Gutegroschen, abbreviation Ggr.

Is the name of the so-called Fürstengroschen, which were valued at 1⁄24 Reichstaler from the end of the 16th century, in contrast to the lighter Mariengroschen, which were only valued at 1⁄36 Reichstaler.

The term "Guter Groschen" remained common until the middle of the 19th century.


Georg August Friedrich (1762 - 1830) - "the first gentleman of England".

He was King of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland and King of Hanover from 1820 to 1830 as George IV.

George was the eldest child of King George III and Queen Charlotte.

He led an extravagant lifestyle that contributed to the fashion of the so-called Regency era, and he was also a promoter of new forms of leisure, style and taste, commissioning, among others, John Nash to build the Royal Pavilion at Brighton and rebuild Buckingham Palace and Sir Jeffry Wyatville to rebuild Windsor Castle .

George's charm and assiduity in art and culture earned him the title of 'England's first gentleman', but his determined lifestyle and poor relations with his parents and his wife Caroline of Brunswick earned him popular contempt and tarnished the reputation of the monarchy.

Since George's only recognised daughter Charlotte Augusta of Wales (1796-1817), who was legitimate to succeed to the throne, remained childless and died before her father at the age of 21, the succession to the throne had to remain open for the time being.

After George's death, the regency was divided among his younger brothers until 1837, when his famous niece Queen Victoria (1819-1901) finally took over the reins of government.

Victoria's death marked the end of the House of Hanover's reign, which passed to the House of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha (renamed the House of Windsor in 1917) with the accession of their eldest son Edward VII.


Additional product information

Origin Germany
Grading AU-55
Material Silver
Literature AKS 38


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