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1767, Hesse-Cassel (Landgraviate), Frederick II. Silver 2/3 Thaler Coin. Scarce! He rented troops for the American War of Independence!

Mint Year: 1767 Mint Place: Goslar Condition: A nice XF-AU! Denomination: 2/3 Thaler Reference: KM-488 ($340 in XF!) Mint Official: Friedrich Ulrich  (FU) Weight: 13.96gm Diameter: 33mm   Material: Silver

Obverse: Armored and draped bust of Frederick II as landgrave of Hesse-Cassel right. Legend: FRIDERICUS II. D. G. HASS. LANDG. HAN. COM.

Reverse: Crowned oval arms of Hesse-Cassel within Order of the Garter, supported by crowned roaring lions. Order of the Garter Inscription: HONI . SOIT . QUI . MAL . Y . PENSE . ("Shame upon him who thinks evil upon it!") Legend: XX . ST : EINE -  MARK FEIN . / F (2/3) U / . 17 . IUSTIRT . 67 .

The Most Noble Order of the Garter, founded in 1348, is the highest order of chivalry and the most prestigious honour (after the Victoria Cross and George Cross) in England and of the United Kingdom, and is dedicated to the image and arms of St. George as England's patron saint. It is awarded at the Sovereign's pleasure as her personal gift, on recipients from the United Kingdom and other Commonwealth realms. Membership of the order is limited to the Sovereign, the Prince of Wales, and no more than twenty-four members, or Companions. The order also includes supernumerary knights and ladies (e.g. members of the British Royal Family and foreign monarchs). The order's emblem, depicted on insignia, is a garter with the motto Honi soit qui mal y pense (Middle French: "shame upon him who thinks evil upon it") in gold lettering. Members of the order wear such a garter on ceremonial occasions.

Frederick II (German: Landgraf Friedrich II von Hessen-Kassel) (14 August 1720 – 31 October 1785) was Landgrave of Hesse-Kassel (or Hesse-Cassel) from 1760 to 1785. He ruled as an enlightened despot, and raised money by renting soldiers (called "Hessians") to Great Britain to help fight the American Revolutionary War. He combined Enlightenment ideas with Christian values, cameralist plans for central control of the economy, and a militaristic approach toward international diplomacy.

Frederick was born at Kassel in Hesse, the son of William VIII, Landgrave of Hesse-Kassel and his wife Dorothea Wilhelmine of Saxe-Zeitz. His paternal grandfather was Charles I, Landgrave of Hesse-Kassel, and his paternal uncle was Frederick I of Sweden.   His education was initially entrusted to Colonel August Moritz von   Donop and then from 1726 to 1733 to the Swiss theologian and   philosopher, Jean-Pierre de Crousaz.

Frederick was born at Kassel in Hesse, the son of William VIII, Landgrave of Hesse-Kassel and his wife Dorothea Wilhelmine of Saxe-Zeitz. His paternal grandfather was Charles I, Landgrave of Hesse-Kassel, and his paternal uncle was Frederick I of Sweden.   His education was initially entrusted to Colonel August Moritz von   Donop and then from 1726 to 1733 to the Swiss theologian and   philosopher, Jean-Pierre de Crousaz. 

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2020-02-20
 
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