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All your collection?

 

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Yes, nice examples, beginning to get scarce, until a few years ago silver and gold dealers were melting them down for the metal, that has put the prices up considerably. Strange to note that the 1 Mark piece was only minted with the old Weimar eagle, never with the eagle and swastka, no new type was produced, these till about 1940 or 1941.

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Here's a 1 Rentenmark note issued in 1937 in order to replace the nickel 1 Reichsmark coin. Also here are the 1 Reichsmark & 5 Reichsmark note

issued in 1939 for use only in German Occupied Territories.

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Another group of coins collected over the years, decades ago

 

 

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Silver, George II., 1758, no denomination, presumably 3d or 6d, unfortunately holed
Silver, George IV., 1826, no denomination, presumably 1 shilling.
Copper, 1 penny, George IV., 1827, has suffered from verdigris from bad storage at some time
Farthings, copper, 1913, George V., 1913, Georg VI., 1938, 1941, 1943, 1948, 1949
Halfpenny, copper, George VI., 1943, Three Pence, white bronze, George VI., 1943, this was found in Bangor/Co.Down, weathered condition
Two Shillings (Florin) Nickelsilver, George VI., 1948

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Another group of coins gathered over the years some time ago. Some were purchased, some were given to me from old collections from an estate, some were found on the street, near building sites or waste ground. Zinc is very prone to oxidation and detioration over the years if not properly handled.

 

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1, 2 and 10 Pfennig pieces, copper/brass, dating from 1937, 1938, 1939 and 1940!
Second row, Zinc, 1 Pf. pieces dating from 1940, 1941 and 1943, 10 Pf. pieces from 1940 and 1942
Two coins from the Weimar period, brass, 1924, "Rentenpfennig", 5 and 10 Pf.
Kaiserreich: 5 and 10 Pfennig pieces, nickelsilver, 1892, 1908, 1913, 1914 and 1907, some staining due to bad storage

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Some coins and a banknote no longer used since the 1. January 2002, but still "valid".  A really solid currency for all those years, much better than the Euro-Rubbish today, which is completely worthless compared to the good old D-Mark, a solid economy has been swamped by all the bankrupt southern Europe economies.
D-Mark is still accepted by the banks, and some businesses, such as C & A.

A 10 Mark note with the mathematician Carl Friedrich Gauß, 1777 - 1855
1 D-Mark pieces and far right, an Austrian 5 Schilling piece, Nickel
small coins, 1, 2, 5 and 10 Pfennige. these were made of iron with a copper or brass coating. Far right, a Swiss 1/2 Franc piece, 1965

 

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Brought back from Cyprus in 1991, a 1 Pound Cyprus banknote and two small coins
Note is in 3 languages, Greek, English, Turkish - Kentriki Trapeza Tis Kypros (Central Bank of Cyprus).  Cyprus has been a divided island since the Turkish invasion in 1974.
This note is an issue of the free part of Cyprus.

Another 1918 penny with George V.

 

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The small change remains of last holiday in France, 1987 one lot,
the other gradually collected since the 1960 trips to France. One 10 franc piece, 1990,  I never saw before, this was passed later as a Euro coin by somebody in Germany.

 

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That's a good collection of coins you have there Paul.

Here's 3 more of my banknotes, 1922, 10000 Reichsmark well used given to me, 1935, 100 Reichsmark this also given to me, 1939, 20 Reichsmark my favourite banknote.

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Yes, I also like the 20 RM note best - this was given to me nearly 50 years ago - unfortunately, I don't have the others of that period.

This is the rest of my Third Reich coins collected between 2001, quite a few wartime zinc examples.

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импера́тор  - "Herrscher aller Reussen" - Russia, coins

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3 Kopeki, 1914, Nikolai II.
1/2 Kopek, 1896, Nikolai II.
2 Kopeki, 1865, Aleksandr II.
1 Kopek, 1842, Nikolai I.
2 Kopeki, 1845, Nikolai I.
1 Kopek, 1864, Aleksandr II.

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импера́тор  - "Herrscher aller Reussen" - Russian coins, Silver and Bronze

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25 Kopeki, 1829, Silver, Nikolai I.
Moneta Poltina, 1819, 2 Tsoloti, Silver, Alekandr I.
Rybl, undated, mid 19th Century, Silver, (N.I. or A.II.) part erased?
Rybl, 1899, Nikolai II.
Rybl, 1897, Nikolai II.
Rybl, 1896, Nikolai II.
15 Kopeki, 1908, Silver, N.II.
50 Kopeki, 1911, Silver, N.II.
2 Kopeki, 1901, Bronze, N.II.
 

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Very nice Paul, here is a Russian made series 44  banknote, a 50 mark note, Russian notes started the 9 digit number with a dash, the Americans

started their notes with a nought.

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Are you sure they agreed to one standard issue? I'm sure that didn't last long in both zones, confrontation was imminent, and there had been several cases of clashes between Russian and American troops. Some people hoped the war would carry on, this time between Soviets and Americans.

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Yes the notes were used by both in 1948 these notes were withdrawn and replaced by the currency of West Germany and East Germany.

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The D-Mark was introduced on 21. June 1948 on initiative of the Western Allies (Währungsreform) and was emitted by the "Bank Deutscher Länder", which was later replaced by the "Deutsche Bundesbank". It was withdrawn as from 31. December 2001, being replaced by the Euro.

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The first series, 1948 (example from other sources)

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The last D-Mark, replaced on 1.January 2002 (example from other sources)

 

In the SBZ (Sowjetische Besatzungszone) the Russians hurriedly reacted and urged the the new DDR government to introduce  a new Mark currency, carried out as from 24. July 1948.  On the 1. July 1990 the DDR Mark was replaced by the introduction of the D-Mark.

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DDR money - later and last issues. Depicted are

5 Mark - Thomas Münzer
10 Mark - Clara Zetkin
20 Mark - Johann Wolfgang Goethe
50 Mark - Friedrich Engels
100 Marx - Karl Marx (sic.)

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Here's three British Armed Forces tokens used in NAAFI canteens and clubs.

1st  one half penny token from 1946.

2nd  two half franc tokens from 1944 used in France.

Tokens made from Bakelite.

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Here's some more coins.

Elizabeth II - Crown ( Five Shillings ) 1965.

George VI - Half Crowns ( Two and Six Pence ) 1947,1948.

Elizabeth II - Half Crowns 1955, 1956, 1957, 1958, 1964.

George VI - Florin ( Two Shillings ) 1947.

Elizabeth II - Shillings 1953, 1956, 1960, 1966.

Elizabeth II - Six Pence 1961.

Elizabeth II - Three Pence 1953.

Elizabeth II - Bronze Penny and Half Penny 1967.

And a Proof Set containing last examples of the old coinage 1970.

 

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Very nice, I used to have tons of these, apart from the Churchill Crown, which was mainly commemorative.

I also bought two half crowns about 12 years ago at a local flea market from an Eastern European woman. It turned out later that these were both forgeries! They were very well done, the right metal type, appearance, wear and patina were convincing. But they had been cast and not minted. One was George V., the other George VI. They weren't expensive by any means, but it is the principal. Many years ago this would have been a serious offence, how times have changed.

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Friedrich Wilhelm v. Brandenburg-Hohenzollern, 1640-1688, 2/3 Thaler dating from 1675. A very rare coin, the actual market price for this is ca. 400 Euros!

Friedrich Wilhelm, known as "der Große Kurfürst", defeated the Swedes at the Battle of Fehrbellin on 25. June 1675. Brandenburg had been occupied since the previous year by the Swedes. In the campaigns following, he was able to expell them entirely from Schwedisch-Pommern in 1678.

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Friedrich Wilhelm at the Battle of Fehrbellin, 1675

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Here is my British Penny Stash, I picked these up in Ipswich at the old penny arcades. They range from the 1890s to the 1930s, however most are from 1900-1919. I have them in a 1917 dated German Mess kit lid. I was amazed you can still get coins this old, in the US you would never find coins 100+ years old in arcade machines. 

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Here are my early German coins. Deutsches Reich 5 Mark, 3 Mark, 2 Mark and 10 and 5 Pfennig coins. 

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