1865, Hesse-Cassel, Frederick William I. Scarce Silver Thaler Coin.
Mint Year: 1865 Reference: KM-338. Denomination: Thaler Mintage: 78,000 pcs. Condition: Numerous scratches, otherwise XF-AU! Material: Silver (.900) Weight: 18.49gm Diameter: 33mm
Obverse: Head of Louis II as Grand Duke of Hessen left. Legend: LUDWIG II GROSSHERZOG VON HESSEN
Reverse: Crowned shield with arms of Hessen, supported by two crowned roaring lions with double tails, which are standing on a decorative base. Legend: EIN VEREINSTHALER XXX EIN PFUND FEIN 18 – 65
Louis II (26 December 1777, Darmstadt – 16 June 1848, Darmstadt) was Grand Duke of Hesse and by Rhine from 1830 until 5 March 1848 (He resigned in the German Revolution of 1848). He was the son of Louis I, Grand Duke of Hesse.
He was married to Wilhelmine of Baden who was his first cousin. Through her, Louis had four surviving children – Louis III, Prince Charles, Prince Alexander, and Marie, who became Empress consort of Alexander II of Russia. The last two were, however, more likely fathered by Baron August von Senarclens de Grancy, the longtime lover of his wife.