Obverse legend : FREIE STADT // FRANKFURT.
Obverse description : aigle aux ailes déployées.
Reverse legend : 1 / KREUZER / 1853.
Reverse description : entre deux rameaux.
GERMANY - FRANKFURT FREE CITY
Frankfurt was the electoral capital of the Empire. She had obtained the right to mint coins in 1428. Free city, it will be absorbed into the Confederation of the Rhine by Napoleon in 1806. Returned free city after the Congress of Vienna in 1815 as part of the Germanic Confederation, it is part of Prussia after the Austrian defeat Sadowa in 1866.