1835 HANNOVER EIN THALER WILHELM IV

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This is a beautiful and rare coin from 1835.  

It is showing some knicks and scratches from its 180 years in circulation but it is still a great piece of history to hold and it is certainly a lovely collection filler from this era at a hard to beat price.

 

 

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*After Napoleon imposed the Convention of Artlenburg (Convention of the Elbe) on July 5, 1803, about 30,000 French soldiers occupied Hanover. The Convention also meant the disbanding of the army of Hanover. George III did not recognize the Convention of the Elbe. As a result of this, a great number of soldiers from Hanover eventually emigrated to Great Britain, leading to the formation of the King’s German Legion, which was the only German army to fight throughout the entire Napoleonic wars against the French. They later played an important role in the Battle of Waterloo in 1815. The Congress of Vienna in 1815 elevated the electorate to the Kingdom of Hanover. The capital town Hanover expanded to the western bank of the Leine and has grown considerably since then.

In 1837, the personal union of the United Kingdom and Hanover ended as William IV’s heir in the United Kingdom was female (Queen Victoria). According to Salic Law Hanover could only be inherited by males. As a consequence, Hanover passed to William IV’s brother, Ernest Augustus, and remained a kingdom until 1866, when it was annexed by Prussia during the Austro-Prussian war. Despite having the perception of defeating Prussia at the Battle of Langensalza, in reality Prussia employed Moltke the Elder’s Kesselschlacht order of battle to destroy the Hanoverian army. The city of Hanover became the capital of the Prussian Province of Hanover. After the annexation, the people of Hanover opposed the Prussian regime.

*taken from Wikipedia for educational purposes

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