Kingdom of Wurttemberg, William I. Large Silver Double Gulden
Mint Year: 1847
Denomination: 2 Gulden
Engraver: Carl Friedrich Vogt
Mint Place: Stuttgart (Germany)
References: Davenport 957, AKS 76, KM-595. R!
Obverse: Head of William I. as king of Wurttemberg left.
Comment: Engraver´s initials (C.VOIGT) below bust.
Legend: WILHELM KÖNIG V. WÜRTTEMBERG
Reverse: Crowned knight´s helmet on oval shield of arms supported by crowned lion and deer on banner with motto.
Banner: ("Furchtlos und treu" = "Fearless and Loyal!")
Legend: ZWEY GULDEN / 1847
William I (German: Wilhelm Friedrich Karl von Württemberg; September 27, 1781-June 25, 1864) was the second King of Württemberg from October 30, 1816 until his death.
He was born in Lüben, the son of King Frederick I of Württemberg (1754-1816) and his wife Duchess Augusta of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel (1764-1788).
On June 8, 1808, in Munich, he married Princess Charlotte of Bavaria (1792-1873), daughter of King Maximilian I of Bavaria (1756-1825) and Princess Augusta Wilhelmina of Hesse-Darmstadt (1765-1796). They divorced in 1814.
On January 24, 1816, in Saint Petersburg, he married his first cousin Catherine Pavlovna of Russia (1788-1819), daughter of Tsar Paul I of Russia (1754-1801) and Princess Sophie Dorothea of Württemberg (1759-1828).
On April 15, 1820, in Stuttgart, he married another first cousin Duchess Pauline Therese of Württemberg (1800-1873), daughter of Duke Louis of Württemberg (1756-1817) and Princess Henrietta of Nassau-Weilburg (1780-1857).