Sechsling: coin from Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg; 6 pfennig

SECHSLING: COIN OF HAMBURG

1 sechsling, 1851: Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg

1 sechsling, 1851: Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg

I SECHSLING 1851.

Coat of arms of Hamburg: three towers behind the city wall, six-pointed stars of the Virgin Mary (hexagrams).

Mintage: 480.000.

  • Silver (0.250): 14 mm - 0.75 g
  • Reference price: 7$

COIN SECHSLING — WHERE & WHEN (coins catalog: by names & emitents)
  1. FREE AND HANSEATIC CITY OF HAMBURG (16th-19th centuries): sechsling = 6 pfennig = 1/96 thaler
  2. GERMAN STATES (Free Hanseatic city of Lübeck, 14th-18th centuries + Bishopric and City of Hildesheim, 15th century + Duchy of Brunswick-Lüneburg, 16th century + Duchy under Swedish possession of Bremen-Verden, 17th century + City of Lüneburg, 17th century...): sechsling = 6 pfennig

Sechsling was named for its value relative to another German coin — equated to 6 pfennigs (German "six" — "sechs"). By analogy, the coin was also minted in 3 pfennigs — dreiling (German "three" — "drei").