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Ulmer Münster - Ulm, BW, Germany
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member [somnambulist]
N 48° 23.911 E 009° 59.475
32U E 573371 N 5361069
Quick Description: The reverse side of this German silver "2 Thaler" coin, a official currency in 1871, depicts the historic landmark "Ulmer Münster". The minster is located in Ulm, Baden-Württemberg, Germany.
Location: Baden-Württemberg, Germany
Date Posted: 3/14/2016 12:27:42 PM
Waymark Code: WMQPRM
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member fi67
Views: 15

Long Description:

The reverse side of this German silver "2 Thaler" coin, a official currency in 1871, depicts the historic landmark "Ulmer Münster". The minster is located in Ulm, Baden-Württemberg, Germany.

The Vienna Coinage from January 24, 1857 finally included Austria and nearly all other Zollverein states in the Monetary Union. The main silver coins of the single and double "Vereinstaler" were established instead of the previous "association coin", which have now been introduced in the Gulden countries in the respective country-specific design. The new monetary standard was the duty and Neu-pound 30 New Lot or 500 grams.

With the departure of Austria and the end of the German Federal after the defeat of the German War of 1866 ended the Austrian thaler coinage. In the field of the future "German Reich" in 1871 the "Vereinstaler" were minted for circulation until the introduction of the Goldmark. The last double-Vereinstaler was a commemorative coin on the occasion of the golden wedding of the Saxon royal couple in 1872.

The Minster is the tallest church in the world, and the 4th tallest structure built before the 20th century, with a steeple measuring 161.5 metres (530 ft) and containing 768 steps. From the top level at 143 m (469 ft) there is a panoramic view of Ulm in Baden-Württemberg and Neu-Ulm in Bavaria and, in clear weather, a vista of the Alps from Säntis to the Zugspitze. The final stairwell to the top (known as the third Gallery) is a tall, spiraling staircase that has barely enough room for one person.

source: [DE] Wikipedia

Money Issuing Country: Germany

Currency: Vereinstaler

Denomination: 2 Thaler

Type of Money: Coin

Law and Order:

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Date of Issue: Not listed

Relevant Website: Not listed

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