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Germany, Hesse-Cassel. 1776 thaler. KM-516, Dav-2303. Choice Very Fine or better

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Germany, Hesse-Cassel. 1776 thaler. KM-516, Dav-2303. Choice Very Fine or better

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Light golden toning covers the pale silver surfaces, with light blue and darker gold at the rims among a hint of lustre. Obverse die buckled near forehead, some light hairlines under the pleasing toning. This is the so-called "Blood thaler," the once avidly collected crown contemporary to Hessian soldiers service with British regulars during the American Revolution. While the troops serving in America weren't paid in these coins, they were indeed produced by the government who leased its soldiers out to the British. Roughly 16,000 soldiers from Hesse-Cassel served with the British in North America, the first of whom arrived in August 1776. In the 19th century, most US colonial cabinets included a "Blood thaler," though the old tradition has faded in recent decades. Feel free to start it again.

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Grading Service RAW
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Designation N/A
Mint Location N/A
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Circulated/Uncirc N/A
Grade Add On No
SKU or Cert # 20013007

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Details

Light golden toning covers the pale silver surfaces, with light blue and darker gold at the rims among a hint of lustre. Obverse die buckled near forehead, some light hairlines under the pleasing toning. This is the so-called "Blood thaler," the once avidly collected crown contemporary to Hessian soldiers service with British regulars during the American Revolution. While the troops serving in America weren't paid in these coins, they were indeed produced by the government who leased its soldiers out to the British. Roughly 16,000 soldiers from Hesse-Cassel served with the British in North America, the first of whom arrived in August 1776. In the 19th century, most US colonial cabinets included a "Blood thaler," though the old tradition has faded in recent decades. Feel free to start it again.

Additional

Additional Information

Grading Service RAW
Grade N/A
Designation N/A
Mint Location N/A
Strike Type N/A
Circulated/Uncirc N/A
Grade Add On No
SKU or Cert # 20013007

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