Nate writes: I have a 1866 coin with a head facing right and the words “WILHELM KOENIG VON PREUSSEN” on the front and an eagle on the back with the words “EIN VEREINSTHALER XXX EIN PFUND FEIN” on the back. What is this coin called and what would its approximate value be?
You have a 1866 German (State of Prussia) Double Thaler. (.900 fine silver 37.037 grams). The obverse shows the bust of King William I facing right, the German legend around, WILHELM KOENIG VON PREUSSEN (William King of Prussia). The reverse shows the crowned imperial eagle surrounded by the legend, EIN VEREINSTHALER XXX EIN PFUND FEIN (One Double Thaler 30 to the Fine Pound).
Value depends on grade (condition) and Mint Mark (A=Berlin C=Cleve). Approximate range: $80 – $2,500.