• 1/24 Thaler 1764-1786, KM# 296, Prussia, Frederick II the Great
  • 1/24 Thaler 1764-1786, KM# 296, Prussia, Frederick II the Great
Description

Frederick II (German: Friedrich; 1712–1786) was King of Prussia from 1740 until 1786, the longest reign of any Hohenzollern king. His most significant accomplishments during his reign included his military victories, his reorganization of Prussian armies, his patronage of the arts and the Enlightenment, and his final success against great odds in the Seven Years' War. Frederick was the last Hohenzollern monarch titled King in Prussia and declared himself "King of Prussia" after achieving sovereignty over most historically Prussian lands in 1772. Prussia had greatly increased its territories and became a leading military power in Europe under his rule. He became known as Frederick the Great (Friedrich der Große), and was nicknamed Der Alte Fritz ("The Old Fritz") by the Prussian people, and eventually the rest of Germany.

Obverse

Crowned FR monogram divides date.

17 FR 83

Reverse

3-line inscription, mintmark between 2 crossed palm branches below.

✱ 24 ✱
EINEN
THALER
A

Edge
Characteristics
Material Silver
Fineness 0.222
Weight 2.22 g
Diameter 19.48 mm
Thickness 1.1 mm
Shape round
Alignment Medal
Mints
Berlin State Mint (A)
Breslau Mint (B)
Königsberg Mint (E)
Magdeburg (F)

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