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Germany Frankfurt 1, 3, and 6 Kreuzer, 1/2, 1 and 2 Gulden, and 2 Thaler  1838 to 1857
Germany Frankfurt 1, 3, and 6 Kreuzer, 1/2, 1 and 2 Gulden, and 2 Thaler 1838 to 1857

Frankfurt is one of the largest cities in Germany. It started minting its own coins in 1423 and continued to do so until 1866 when it was absorbed into the old German State of Prussia. Many silver coins from Franfurt use the same pattern for different denominations. The imperial eagle appears on one side and a wreathed denomination appears on the other. Size, of course, varies with denomination, with 1 kreuzer the smallest coin and 2 thaler the largest.

Note that Frankfurt also minted coins with several other patterns during this time period, including a large 2 thaler with a river scene of the city replacing the imperial eagle. This coin is shown in our secondary picture below. However, the values listed on this page apply only to the eagle/wreath coins as shown in the main picture. The city scene coins are worth, in general, somewhat more.

The listings below give approximate catalog values for each denomination. All the dates are roughly equal in value.

The coin in our picture main picture (with the eagle) comes from Wolfgang Rittig in Schwelm, Germany. It is a beautiful coin in excellent condition and is selling for 345 euros (about $450 US dollars), which is a good price for such a nice coin. If Rittig or other reputable dealer were buying a coin like this from a collector, he would probably pay about one-half the retail price. Such markups are common and allow the dealership to stay in business.

Here are the catalog values. As always, you should learn how to interpret them by studying our Terminology page.

1 KREUZER
worn: $5 US dollars approximate catalog value
average circulated: $10
well preserved: $20
fully uncirculated: $40

3 KREUZER
worn: $8 US dollars approximate catalog value
average circulated: $20
well preserved: $40
fully uncirculated: $80

6 KREUZER
worn: $10 US dollars approximate catalog value
average circulated: $25
well preserved: $45
fully uncirculated: $90

1/2 GULDEN
worn: $30 US dollars approximate catalog value
average circulated: $60
well preserved: $160
fully uncirculated: $340

1 GULDEN
worn: $30 US dollars approximate catalog value
average circulated: $50
well preserved: $120
fully uncirculated: $260

2 GULDEN
worn: $60 US dollars approximate catalog value
average circulated: $140
well preserved: $320
fully uncirculated: $550

2 THALER (3 1/2 GULDEN)
worn: $80 US dollars approximate catalog value
average circulated: $160
well preserved: $350
fully uncirculated: $700

Coin: 13513 , Genre: Central Europe North South
Requested by: denise cross, Wed, 09-Jan-2013 16:57:17 GMT
Answered by: Chris, Fri, 27-Jun-2014 14:13:38 GMT
Reviewed by Chris - Appraisal OK, Sun, 28-Dec-2014 19:22:57 GMT
Requester description: 1842 3 1/2 gulden 2 thaler 1842 in middle of coin. vereinsmuze top of coin v11 eine f.mark Freie stadt on top picture of bird in middle Frankfurt wrote on bottom 3 1/2 gulden 2 thaler
Tags: germany frankfurt 1 3 6 kreuzer 2 gulden thaler greman deustch bundesrepublik deutchland deutschen duetsches dutches deutiches deutsches deutscherlander deutschiand deuches germanic bundesrublika deutschland germeny gremany dutchland deutsch deutsche germandy deutschem bundesrepublika deutscher german deutches deutchlands deutchen deutschlands goulden guilden vereinsthaler joachimstaler taler thalers vereinsmuze vereinsmunze v 11 eine mark freie stadt bird deutschemark marke dutchemark markt deuchmark marks marc marck eagle wreath eaglets egals eable egal eagles eag ealge eagel greenery wreathed rief reif reef wreathe wreat garland wreth wreah wreaths ribbon hawk falcon leaves leaf leafs leave leaved leafed leafy leavs

  

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