Germany 1913-D 5 pfennig

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from the Wildman Collection
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This coin is a copper-nickel five pfennig from a type issued 1909-12 from the Berlin (mintmark "A"), 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. This type was struck 1890-1915 but wartime shortages forced the regime to convert the coin to iron in 1915-22.

Recorded mintage: 15,506,000 (a common date).

Specification: copper-nickel.

Catalog reference: KM 11.


  • 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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