½ Silbergroschen
General information

Flagge Fürstentum Lippe Principality of Lippe


160 thaler



Measurements and composition

0.9699 g






Leopold II


Value, year

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The ½ Silbergroschen coin was issued by the Principality of Lippe in 1847, during the reign of Prince Leopold II. It had a value equal to 6 pfenning, or 160 of a thaler.

The coin is composed of .250 fine silver (some patterns were struck in copper) and weighs 0.9699 grams. A right-facing portrait of Prince Leopold II is featured on the obverse, partially encircled by the inscription "PAUL ALEX. LEOPOLD FÜRST Z. LIPPE" ("Paul Alexander Leopold, Prince of Lippe"), which is written around the coin's circumference. The value (inscribed as "½ SILBERGROSCHEN") is featured in the center of the reverse. Directly underneath it is the year, and further below is an "A" mint mark, which indicates that the coin was struck at the Berlin Mint. The inscriptions "60 EINEN THALER" ("160 thaler") and "SCHEIDE MÜNZE" are displayed near the coin's edge on the reverse. A total of 321,000 examples were minted.


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Lippe thaler
Ducat ¼ dc1 dc1½ dc2 dc3 dc4 dc5 dc6 dc10 dc
Groschen 1/12 mgr1/6 mgr1 mgr2 mgr4 mgr6 mgr24 mgr½ Sgr1 Sgr1 gr2 gr
2½ Sgr
Pfennig ½ pf1 pf½ pf2 pf3 pf4 pf6 pf
Thaler 1/96 th1/48 th1/24 th1/21 th1/12 th1/6 th¼ th⅓ th½ th⅔ th1 th1¼ th
2 th
Other coins 1 goldgulden1 gosler1 gulden1 heller1 mattier1 stuber3 flitter12 kreuzer15 kreuzer
Miscellaneous Berlin MintBlomberg MintDetmold MintHorn-Bad Meinberg MintLemgo Mint

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