20 Pfennig - Eppelein Sprung Nürnberg-Fürth

20 Pfennig - Eppelein Sprung (Nürnberg-Fürth) -  obverse20 Pfennig - Eppelein Sprung (Nürnberg-Fürth) -  reverse

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Features

Location Cities of Nuremberg and Fürth (Federal state of Bavaria)
Type Automatic tokens › Transit token
Years 1920-1921
Value 20 Pfennig (0.20)
Currency Mark (notgeld, 1914-1924)
Composition Aluminium
Weight 1.23 g
Size 24 mm
Thickness 1 mm
Shape Octagonal (8-sided)
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Demonetized Yes
Number N# 41173
Numista type number (https://numista.com)
References Men05# 19256.10,
Peter Menzel; 2005. Deutschsprachige Notmünzen und Geldersatzmarken im In- und Ausland / Band 1. Ausgabeorte Aach bis Myszkowo (2nd edition). Münzhandel + Verlag Beate Strothotte, Gütersloh, Germany.
And 1 more volumes.
Men18# 24102.10,
Peter Menzel; 2018. Deutschsprachige Notmünzen und Geldersatzmarken im In- und Ausland 1840-2002. Winfried Bogon Verlag, Berlin, Germany.
Eklund# 1253
O. P. Eklund, Helen Woodburn; 1948. German War Tokens : Notgeld. American Numismatic Association, Colorado Springs, Colorado, United States.

Series: Nürnberg-Fürther Strassenbahn

Obverse

Lettering:
*NÜRNBERG-FÜRTHER*
20 PFENNIG
STRASSENBAHN

Translation:
Nuremberg to Furth
20 Pfennig
Streetcar Railway

Reverse

Apollonius von Gailingen, a famous German robber baron in the Middle Ages, jumping from the walls of Nuremberg Castle.

Lettering: EPPELEIN SPRUNG

Edge

Plain

Mint

L. Chr. Lauer, Nuremberg, Germany (1729-1924)

Comments

MENZEL: RRR

Circa 1372, Eppelein Sprung was sentenced to be executed for his crimes of holding up merchant wagons and as a last request, he wanted to sit upon his trusty steed "one last time," after which he and the horse made a daring leap over the castle wall and into freedom.

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC
ND (1920-1921)  10 000

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