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  • 2/3 Thaler 1796-1801, KM# 363, Prussia, Frederick William II, Obverse
  • 2/3 Thaler 1796-1801, KM# 363, Prussia, Frederick William II, Reverse
Description

Frederick William II (German: Friedrich Wilhelm II; 1744–1797) was King of Prussia, from 1786 until his death. Under his reign, Prussia was weakened internally and externally, and he failed to deal adequately with the challenges to the existing order posed by the French Revolution. He was a patron of the arts and responsible for the construction of some notable buildings, among them the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin.

Obverse

Crowned oval arms within wreath.

FRIEDR.WILLH.KOENIG V.PR.M.ZU BRAND.D.H.R.R.E..K.U.KURF.

Reverse

Denomination and date.

18 STÜCK EINE MARK FEIN
2/3
1797

Edge -
Characteristics
Material Silver
Fineness 0.750
Weight 17.323 g
Diameter -
Thickness -
Shape round
Alignment Medal
Mint
Berlin State Mint (A)

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