Discussion in 'World Coins' started by cherylkubucko, Dec 4, 2007.
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1949, I assume East Germany?
She is good coins.
I have alot to lean about the coins that just sat around.
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.
I just wanted to know the coin.
value in not the point here. please be nice to each here.
WHAT IS THE COIN? THANKS
I had missed something along the way, Sorry about that.
I do have alot more coins.
If I get to be a pain Let me have it.
THIS is FUN Work
Only a few
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.
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.
Iwill continue to post, take what is dished out and pass it back.
You just have to wait a while in between the bickering and elbow jabs.
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 ...
Thank you for that information.
Would you list them please? LOL
I had to say that before someone else did.
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