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DUCHY OF SAXE-ALTENBURG.

Saxe-Altenburg was one of the Saxon duchies (Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach, Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, Saxe-Meiningen) held by the Ernestine branch of the Wettin dynasty.

The duchy separated from the Burgraviate of Altenburg, which belonged to the House of Saxe-Meissen, by a partition treaty of 1485. Its capital was Altenburg. Altenburg was its own state, with a vote in the diet, for much of the 17th century until the extinction of its ruling line in 1672, when it was inherited by the Duke of Saxe-Gotha, who married the heiress. It remained part of Saxe-Gotha-Altenburg until the extinction of that house in 1825 , when Gotha and Altenburg were split up, with Gotha going to the Duke of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld and Altenburg to the Duke of Saxe-Hildburghausen, who in exchange gave up Hildburghausen to the Duke of Saxe-Meiningen.
The duchy became a separate state in 1826.
This family ruled in the duchy until the end of the monarchies in 1918.
The ruler, who struck coins (in Germany Empire):
Х Reign: 03.08.1853 Ц 07.02.1908 Ц Ernst I (born: 16.09.1826 Ц died:07.02.1908).

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Coins

Denomination: 2 Mark
Year: 1901
Material: Silver
Description: Obverse: Portrait of Duke Ernst I (1853 Ц 1908) right. Semicircular inscription: ERNST HERZOG VON SACHSEN ALTENBURG. Beneath it Ц mint mark 'A' (Berlin).
Reverse: The arms of the country with a so-called big eagle, above it Ц the German imperial crown; on a breast of an eagle Ц board with the arms of Prussia, around it Ц a Prussian award of the Black Eagle with a circuit. Semicircular inscription: DEUTSCHES REICH 1901 ∙ ZWEI MARK.
900 standard silver (Ag 900, Cu 100). Diameter Ц 28 mm. Weight Ц 11.111 g. Edge Ц 140 corrugations, thickness 2.1 mm. Mintage: 50 000.
This type of coin was in circulation in Ukraine from end of April to the middle of November, 1918.
FMM hasnТt got this coin yet.
Country or town: Germany

Denomination: 5 Mark
Year: 1901
Material: Silver
Description: Obverse: Portrait of Duke Ernst I (1853 Ц 1908) right. Semicircular inscription: ERNST HERZOG VON SACHSEN ALTENBURG. Beneath it Ц mint mark 'A' (Berlin).
Reverse: The arms of the country with a so-called big eagle, above it Ц the German imperial crown; on a breast of an eagle Ц board with the arms of Prussia, around it Ц a Prussian award of the Black Eagle with a circuit. Semicircular inscription: DEUTSCHES REICH 1901 ∙ DEUTSCHES REICH 1901 ∙ FÜNF MARK.
900 standard silver (Ag 900, Cu 100). Diameter Ц 38 mm. Weight Ц 27.778 g., thickness 2.8 mm. Edge Ц plain, inscription: GOTT MIT UNS. Mintage: 20 000.
This type of coin was in circulation in Ukraine from end of April to the middle of November, 1918.
FMM hasnТt got this coin yet.
Country or town: Germany

Denomination: 5 Mark
Year: 1903
Material: Silver
Description: Jubilee coin, dedicated to Ernst I 50th Year of Reign. 1853 Ц 1903.
Obverse: Portrait of Duke Ernst I (1853 Ц 1908) right. Semicircular inscription: ERNST HERZOG VON SACHSEN ALTENBURG. Beneath it Ц date in two lines: 1853 Ц 1903 and mint mark 'A' (Berlin).
Reverse: The arms of the country with a so-called big eagle, above it Ц the German imperial crown; on a breast of an eagle Ц board with the arms of Prussia, around it Ц a Prussian award of the Black Eagle with a circuit. Semicircular inscription: DEUTSCHES REICH 1903 ∙ DEUTSCHES REICH 1901 ∙ FÜNF MARK.
900 standard silver (Ag 900, Cu 100). Diameter Ц 38 mm. Weight Ц 27.778 g., thickness 2.8 mm. Edge Ц plain, inscription: GOTT MIT UNS. Mintage: 20 000.
This type of coin was in circulation in Ukraine from end of April to the middle of November, 1918.
FMM hasnТt got this coin yet.
Country or town: Germany


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