1916d 10-pfennig

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1916d 10-pfennig

Beitrag von villa66 » Fr 08.05.15 08:46

Imperial Germany’s 1916d 10-pfennig struck in München. This copper-nickel coin is 21mm in diameter and weighs 4.00 grams. WWI worked a hardship on German coinage. Iron, zinc and aluminum became coinage metals of necessity, with 1916 perhaps being the break-point. (Although the 5-pfennig piece got an early start, appearing in its wartime iron format in 1915.)

The bronze 1- and 2-pfennig ceased production after the 1916 coinage, as had the copper-nickel 5-pfennig in 1915. But this 1916d 10-pfennig (last of the 1890-1916 type) is a special case. Only München struck German copper-nickel for circulation in 1916, and only these 10-pfennig pieces were produced.

As it turned out, these 1916d 10-pfennig pieces would be Germany’s last copper-nickel coins for some time.

Straight nickel would reappear as a German coinage metal with the new Weimar 50-reichspfennig of 1927-38. And again nickel would be used for the 1-reichsmark of 1933-39 and the 50-reichspfennig of 1938-39.

But not until 1949 and the “Bank Deutscher Länder” 50-pfennig of the embryonic Bundesrepublik would copper-nickel again be used for a German circulating coin, some 33 years after it had last appeared in this 1916d 10-pfennig.

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Re: 1916d 10-pfennig

Beitrag von Mynter » So 10.05.15 14:40

The " Last of the Empire " standardcoins struck after the outbreak of WWI would perfom a nice set, also containing the last silvermark only struck at the Stuttgart mint in 1916 and of course two of the greatest numismatic puzzles of the WWI coinage ; the 1915 3 - mark of Baden and the 20 mark wich was minted in Berlin that year. Funny enough the only denomnination wich survived the war was the 1/2 mark, last minted in 1919 in good silver, as if the shots of Sarajewo never happend.
Grüsse, Mynter

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