German States coins, Mecklenburg-Schwerin Silver Jubilee Taler 1867

German States coinSilver Jubilee Taler
German States coin Mecklenburg-Schwerin Silver Jubilee Taler
German States coins, Grand Duchy of Mecklenburg-Schwerin Silver Jubilee Taler "25th Regnal Anniversary", minted 1867.

Obverse: Head of Frederick Francis II right. Mint initial (A) of Berlin below.

Reverse: Crowned multiple coat of arms of Mecklenburg-Schwerin, within wreath.
Translated: "On the 25th Regnal Anniversary Festivities, on 7th of March, 1867"

Mint Place: Berlin (A)
Reference: Davenport 729, Stutzmann 805, AKS 55, KM- KM-A311. R!
Weight: 18.45 gram of Silver (.900)
Diameter: 33 mm

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Grand Duchy of Mecklenburg-Schwerin
The Grand Duchy of Mecklenburg-Schwerin was a territory in Northern Germany held by the House of Mecklenburg residing at Schwerin. It was a sovereign member state of the German Confederation and became a federated state of the North German Confederation and finally of the German Empire in 1871.

Mecklenburg thaler
The Thaler was the currency of the two Duchies, later Grand Duchies, of Mecklenburg-Schwerin and Mecklenburg-Strelitz until 1857. It was replaced the Mecklenburg Vereinsthaler at par. From 1848, it was equal to the Prussian Thaler.
The thaler was subdivided into 48 Schillinge, each of 12 Pfenninge.

Mecklenburg vereinsthaler
The Vereinsthaler was the currency of the two Grand Duchies of Mecklenburg-Schwerin and Mecklenburg-Strelitz between 1857 and 1873. It replaced the Mecklenburg Thaler at par and was replaced by the Mark at a rate of 1 Vereinsthaler = 3 Mark. The Vereinsthaler was subdivided into 48 Schillinge, each of 12 Pfenninge.

Frederick Francis II, Grand Duke of Mecklenburg-Schwerin
Frederick Francis II (28 February 1823 – 15 April 1883) was a Prussian officer and Grand Duke of Mecklenburg-Schwerin from 7 March 1842 until 15 April 1883.
He was born in Schloss Ludwigslust, the eldest son of Hereditary Grand Duke Paul Friedrich of Mecklenburg and his wife Princess Alexandrine of Prussia. He became heir apparent to the grand duchy following the death of his great-grandfather Frederick Francis I on 1 February 1837. Frederick Francis was privately educated until 1838. He then attended the Blochmann institute in Dresden before going to the University of Bonn. Frederick Francis succeeded his father as Grand Duke on 7 March 1842.
Frederick Francis served on the general staff of Generalfeldmarschall Friedrich Graf von Wrangel during the Second Schleswig War. During the Austro-Prussian War he commanded the forces that occupied Leipzig and lay siege to Nuremberg. He also took part in the Franco-Prussian War, during which he was made Governor-General of Reims and commanded the German forces laying siege to Toul. He defended the Prussian forces during the Siege of Paris from attack by the Army of the Loire. He defeated French forces at the battles of Beaune-La-Rolande and Beaugency. He held the rank of Prussian general and was also a Russian General Field Marshal.
Frederick Francis died on 15 April 1883 in Schwerin. He was succeeded as Grand Duke by his eldest son Frederick Francis III.