Unknown Coin

Discussion in 'World Coins' started by cherylkubucko, Dec 4, 2007.

  1. cherylkubucko

    cherylkubucko Grandma Froggie

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  3. Treashunt

    Treashunt The Other Frank

    50 pfenning, German
    1949, I assume East Germany?
  4. Daggarjon

    Daggarjon Supporter**

    a quick search on google with the inscription onthe bank turned up this link
  5. cherylkubucko

    cherylkubucko Grandma Froggie

    Thanks you all for the fast reply.
    She is good coins.
    I have alot to lean about the coins that just sat around.
  6. hontonai

    hontonai Registered Contrarian

    Why would you assume that the Frankfurt mint ("F" mintmark under the 50) would be producing coins forthe Democratic Republic rather than the Federal Republic in which it was located?????

    Frankfurt struck 200 proofs and 45,118.000 business specimens n 1949. Three other mints had a combined output of 107,335,000.

    The pictured coin is valued at $3.00 in the 2008 SCWC.
  7. LSM

    LSM Collector

    50 Pfennig from Germany Federal Republic catalog number KM# 104 mintage 45,118,000. Mint mark F for Stuttgartm. The prices in my catalog are out date but to give you an idea of how much the coin is worth.... VF .75, XF 4.50, UNC 45.00. Nice coin.

  8. cherylkubucko

    cherylkubucko Grandma Froggie

    Ok People
    I just wanted to know the coin.
    value in not the point here. please be nice to each here.

  9. Daggarjon

    Daggarjon Supporter**

    WOW... i thought your question was 'already' answered. Maybe you missed the post? check post #6 in this thread. LSM mentions what coin it is, where its from and values. what more do you need?
  10. cherylkubucko

    cherylkubucko Grandma Froggie

    Thank you.
    I had missed something along the way, Sorry about that.
  11. LSM

    LSM Collector

    I can't offer much info except that it's made of copper-nickel. Oh, and I did miss spell the mint it should be Stuttgart.

  12. cherylkubucko

    cherylkubucko Grandma Froggie

    we are not here to judge others. Here to have a good time with our coins and stories.
    I do have alot more coins.
    If I get to be a pain Let me have it.

    THIS is FUN Work

    Only a few
  13. Treashunt

    Treashunt The Other Frank

    uh.............I 'assumed' East because I don't know nothin' about dem dere type 'a coins, Mistah.
    Also, 'cause of the design, looked kinda like .............ah, never mind.

    I was wrong.
  14. Drusus

    Drusus Pecunia non olet

    I like that coin type...I got a few in a batch of world coins...very nice.
  15. clembo

    clembo A closed mind is no mind

    No we are not here to judge each other Cheryl but you'll find we often do. The vast majority of it ends up in a "handshake" at the end. Expect heavy sarcasm but it's mainly harmless.

    Threads go off on tangents here a lot so sit back and enjoy.

    In the meantime - JUST KEEP POSTING. At some point your question actually does get answered.


  16. cherylkubucko

    cherylkubucko Grandma Froggie

    Thank you for the Heads up.
    Iwill continue to post, take what is dished out and pass it back.
  17. Treashunt

    Treashunt The Other Frank

    You just have to wait a while in between the bickering and elbow jabs.
  18. chrisild

    chrisild Coin Collector Supporter

    The "Bank Deutscher Länder" was the Bundesbank's predecessor. Since that coin was made before the Federal Republic of Germany was founded in May 1949, it has that bank's name instead of the country name.

    The woman depicted is Gerda Jo Werner, the wife of the artist Richard M. Werner who designed the 50 pfennig piece. The Federal Republic's 50 pf coin had the same design. The oak tree and twigs are symbols often found on German coins, including the current 1, 2 and 5 cent pieces.

    The kneeling woman was a symbol of how the country was (to be) rebuilt, or can be seen as planting a new Germany. The designer Richard Werner died at the age of 46, after he had won the design contest - he got 1500 marks for his design which at that time was quite a lot of money - but before "his" coins were actually issued.

    Once it became public (some time in the 1980s) that the model had been the designer's wife, Gerda Werner was invited to various talk shows and interviewed by newspapers and magazines - and she even took part in a euro "starter kit" presentation in 2001. She died in August 2004, at the age of 89.

    By the way, in 1950 the Karlsruhe mint (G) accidentally made about 30,000 of those with the old "Bank Deutscher Länder" inscription instead of "Bundesrepublik Deutschland". Those are quite expensive - between 300 and 1000 euro depending on the grade. But the 1949 piece is fairly common indeed; until late 2001 it could still be found in circulation ...

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  19. cherylkubucko

    cherylkubucko Grandma Froggie

    That is alot of information. The name Werner is from Germany and Warner is from England. My madien name Is Warner. For over 8 years I worked on My FAMILY TREE and found this out, I have over 7000 names.
    Thank you for that information.
  20. clembo

    clembo A closed mind is no mind

    Would you list them please? LOL

    Sorry Cheryl,

    I had to say that before someone else did. ;)
  21. cherylkubucko

    cherylkubucko Grandma Froggie

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