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    German, Swiss, gold coins<br />from 19th century to first half of 20th century
  1. jeggy

    German East Africa

    Sorry about my late reply: A friend of mine is working at a company which manufactures X-ray fluorescence spectrometers (XRF). http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/X-ray_fluorescence Cheers, jeggy
  2. I needed this piece for my type collection of circulation coins, because this shooting medal from Solothurn (3000 pieces struck) has a very similar design compared to the contemporary circulation coin: The rim of the Solothurn Schützentaler shows an inset lettering: Eidgen. Freischiesen * Solothurn 1855 * The rim of the circulation coin is corrugated.
  3. Thank you for this presentation. jeggy
  4. It was a time of lack of silver coins and a time of a very unstable local currency (especially of the local bronze cash). This was the reason for the German Government to issue own coins. The banknotes and coins from the German Empire represented a stable currency, the acceptance was high in whole China, because the German Government deposited Silver at the German-Asian Bank matching the nominal value of the whole amount of issued money. 1 Mexican Dollar was about 1300-1500 Cash (1907) 1 Tael (37g) was about 1800-2000 Cash (1907) Kiao-Chau / Kiautschou was the name of the whole region as well as the name of the city. The property leased by the German Government was small - but at the same time the most interesting part of the Kiao-Chau region. Today, the name of the region is Jiaozhou (principally the same name, but not "romanized" anymore)
  5. Most pieces show some weak strike. Here's a coin from my collection, with some better strike as usually found. Avers Revers Information about the chinese side: The four inner chinese symbols translate to: IMPERIAL GERMAN COIN The outer symbols: TSINGTAO (top) 10 CENT (left and right) 10 PIECES FOR ONE DOLLAR BIG MONEY (bottom, 10 Cent) 20 PIECES FOR ONE DOLLAR BIG MONEY (bottom, 5 Cent) (big money = decimal coinage, small money = chinese cash coins) Last, not least: Beware of fakes...
  6. Maybe some other guy retracted his bids...so ampeio77's bids remain in a way it seems like he's bidding against himself...
  7. You actually see an instance of this eagle on the two heller coins of Austria: http://peter-diem.at/History/klRWp.jpg
  8. The double headed eagle is known since 2300 BC (Babylonia) The later use of the double headed eagle in Europe (used since 1180 BC): http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Doppeladler Also see the double headed eagle of the Holy Roman Empire: http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quaternionenadler 5 Mark coin, Luebeck, 1904, German Empire: http://www.demo-portal.de/div/coins/german...pp_av_klein.jpg
  9. Yes, look at this Swiss taler... as worn as it is, still looks nice.
  10. At least definitely I like it.
  11. My avatar ist also notgeld. av rv A silver strike of the Marbach 50 Pfennig Notgeld. 316,1 Amtskörperschaft Marbach 1918 Iron 23,0 mm 316,2 Amtskörperschaft Marbach 1920 Iron 23,1 mm 316,3 Amtskörperschaft Marbach 1921 Zink 23,1 mm - silver: $95 (1000 examples struck) - bronze: $250 - brass: $250 (funck catalog) Purchased at ebay: $10
  12. This is emergency money from Koblenz. It shows Joseph Görres (1776–1848) He was born in Koblenz, he was a cirtic of literature. This piece is made of iron - after WW-I there was a shortage of coinage and silver. (the people hoarded silver money) jeggy
  13. This is some detail of the original "Kette des Schwarzen Adlerordens"(Chain of the Order of the Black Eagle): German description: My translation: (please excuse badly translated phrases) Source: http://www.lange-kerls.de/history/history_detail.php?id=5 Cheers, jeggy
  14. KM lists 1908-1914 proof with value $175 Here is 1913 proof: Photos: Scans: Cheers, jeggy
  15. Thank you, goetzdude. I purchased the pieces above at Aurea auction (Prag) at about $34 per medal. At Moeller auction 41 (Germany, May 2006), result was more than $70 per medal (similar grades). Moeller auction 41 was quite interesting for KG collectors: http://www.muenzen-moeller.de/Auktion41/index.html The pieces matching to this topic: http://www.muenzen-moeller.de/Auktion41/04.html jeggy
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