Germany 1910-A 25 pfennig

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This coin is a nickel twenty-five pfennig from a type issued 1909-12 from the Berlin (mintmark "A", shown here), Munich (mintmark "D"), Muldenhutten (mintmark "E"), Stuttgart (mintmark "F"), Karlsruhe (mintmark "G") and Hamburg (mintmark "J") mints. Under the German Empire of 1871-1918, the denominations of two mark and up were permitted for the formerly independent principalities while the lower denominations (one pfennig thru one mark) were minted to a unified design. The denomination superseded a copper-nickel twenty pfennig issued 1887-92 and, like the earlier coin, does not seem to have been a success. It is seldom seen compared to the other denominations of the time.

Recorded mintage: 9,522,000 (the most common date).

Specification: 4.10 g, nickel, 23 mm diameter.

Catalog reference: KM 18.

Source:

  • Michael, Thomas, and Tracy L. Schmidt, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000, 47th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2019.
  • Craig, William D., Germanic Coinages: Charlemagne through Wilhelm II, Mountain View, CA: 1954.

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