|Principality of Lippe|
Fürstentum Lippe (German)
Coat of arms
|-Disestablishment of the Holy Roman Empire|
|-Joined the German Confederation|
|-Ceded to the German Empire|
After the disestablishment of the Holy Roman Empire, the Principality of Lippe eventually joined the German Confederation, and then the German Empire in 1871. It came to an end on November 12, 1918, when Leopold IV relinquished his authority, and it became a Free State.
NumismaticsEditCoins for the Principality of Lippe were issued not long after its establishment. Being a state of the Holy Roman Empire at first, and then a member of the German Confederation, Lippe had issued its own currency, the Lippe thaler until 1873, when the gold mark of the German Empire was introduced. However, afterward, the Principality of Lippe was given the authority to produce a 2 and 3 gold mark coin displaying its leader at the time, Leopold IV.
- Principality of Lippe on the English Wikipedia
- Lippische Münzgeschichte on the German (Deutsch) Wikipedia