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Germany Hesse Cassel 1, 2, and 3 Heller  1842 to 1866
Germany Hesse Cassel 1, 2, and 3 Heller 1842 to 1866

That's called a rampant lion, Ryan, in the crowned coat of arms. And scheide munze means roughly fractional money. There are 360 heller in one thaler (pronounced like 'dollar' but with a 't') so 3 heller is one/120th of a thaler. Finally, to completely decode the inscriptions, Kurhessen means Electorate of Hesse. Hesse is a cultural region and a State in Germany.

The coin in our photo is completely uncirculated and has remained that way since 1866. This gives it a high value, about $50, maybe more, on the retail market. Other denominations in lesser conditions carry different values, as follows:

1 HELLER
worn: $5 US dollars approximate catalog value
average circulated: $15
well preserved: $30
fully uncirculated: $50
1 heller coins dated 1842 are quite rare, and catalog at about 5 times these values

2 HELLER
worn: $10 US dollars approximate catalog value
average circulated: $30
well preserved: $90
fully uncirculated: $200

3 HELLER
worn: $5 US dollars approximate catalog value
average circulated: $10
well preserved: $20
fully uncirculated: $40
3 heller coins dated 1842 are very rare, so much so that catalogers do not have enough buy-and-sell data to estimate value

Always apply the concepts on our Important Terminology page to convert these catalog values to actual buy and sell values.

Coin: 15080 , Genre: Central Europe North South
Requested by: Ryan, Thu, 01-Aug-2013 18:36:32 GMT
Answered by: Paul, Fri, 02-Aug-2013 03:18:04 GMT
Last review by CoinQuest: Sat, 18-Jul-2015 20:35:31 GMT
Requester description: 1863 In the middle of the face it is marked '3 Heller' Below that, it is marked 1863, and below that riding the rim on the bottom of the coin it says 'Scheide Münze' On the top rim of the coin it reads 'Hurhessische'. On the back of the coin, it has a seal with a crown on the top, and a German/Prussian lion with it paws in the air standing on it's hind legs. This is surrounded by a squared shield like shape.Lastly, On the back of the coin it is marked ' 120 EINEN THALER '
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