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5 Pfennig - Wilhelm I type 1 - large shield

5 Pfennig - Wilhelm I (type 1 - large shield) -  obverse5 Pfennig - Wilhelm I (type 1 - large shield) -  reverse

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Features

Country Germany - 1871-1948
Emperor Wilhelm I (1871-1888)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1874-1889
Value 5 Pfennig (0.05)
Currency Mark (1873-1923)
Composition Copper-nickel
Weight 2.33 g
Diameter 18.03 mm
Thickness 1.12 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Demonetized Yes
References KM# 3,
  • Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248979.
  • Thomas Michael (editor), Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2016. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1601-1700 (7th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248573.
  • Thomas Michael (editor); 2016. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800 (7th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440247064.
  • Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900 (9th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248955.
  • Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000 (47th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248962.
AKS# 15,
Paul Arnold, Harald Küthmann, Dirk Steinhilber; 2020. Großer deutscher Münzkatalog von 1800 bis heute (35th edition). Battenberg Gietl Verlag, Regenstauf, Germany. ISBN 9783866461963 .
J# 3,
Kurt Jaeger, Michael Kurt Sonntag; 2019. Die deutschen Münzen seit 1871 : mit Prägezahlen und Bewertungen (26th edition). Battenberg Gietl Verlag, Regenstauf, Germany. ISBN 9783866461826 .
Schön DM# 3,
Gerhard Schön; 2016. Deutscher Münzkatalog 18. Jahrhundert 1700-1806 (5th edition). Gietl Verlag, Regenstauf, Germany. ISBN 9783866461338 .
Neum# 33
Erich Neumann; 1997. Die Münzen der westpreußischen und baltischen Städte unter polnischer bzw. schwedischer Oberhoheit. Self-published, Cologne, Germany.

Obverse

Coat of Arms (Imperial eagle with large shield).

Lettering: C C

Reverse

Denomination, lettering around, date

Lettering:
DEUTSCHES REICH 1875
5
PFENNIG

Translation:
German Empire
Pfennig

Edge

Smooth

Comments

Mint letter (appears twice below scrollwork at bottom) ABCDEFG = A-Berlin B-Hanover C-Frankfurt D-Munich E-Dresden (1872-1887) E-Muldenhütten (1887-1953) F-Stuttgart G-Karlsruhe

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Date Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1874 A 10,002,784 0.52 0.71 1.98 10.94 16%
1874 B 5,053,546 0.52 0.96 2.37 5%
1874 C 3,707,307 1.06 3.56 8%
1874 D 2,446,704 4%
1874 E 5,465,183 0.26 1.42 4%
1874 F 3,561,996 5%
1874 G 2,721,200 3%
1875 A 30,843,718 0.38 0.49 1.19 1.19 10.65 31%
1875 B 11,657,720 0.49 1.19 4.26 2.17 12%
1875 C 18,082,108 0.24 0.53 1.19 1.36 16%
1875 D 12,379,786 0.27 0.53 0.74 1.19 10%
1875 E 6,745,038 0.71 5%
1875 F 9,757,616 0.59 1.19 1.78 11%
1875 G 10,219,581 5.21 9%
1875 H 702,960 1.2% rare
1875 J 9,780,610 2.78 11%
1876 A 22,342,088 0.83 1.09 2.09 15%
1876 B 8,924,980 0.07 1.19 1.19 9%
1876 C 8,679,793 0.96 3.56 7%
1876 D 14,467,300 0.53 0.59 0.83 1.57 13%
1876 E 6,898,569 0.96 4.26 6%
1876 F 6,826,290 0.96 8.37 8%
1876 G 6,942,400 0.49 1.08 3.56 6%
1876 H 3,026,784 4.74 3% rare
1876 J 11,920,232 0.55 0.83 2.54 10%
1888 A 7,366,059 1.22 2.09 15.96 10%
1888 D 1,966,613 2.97 3% overdate varieties exist; rare
1888 E 1,016,064 5.46 2% rare
1888 F 1,412,182 2.37 4%
1888 G 853,413 2% rare
1888 J 1,129,613 4.15 2% rare
1889 A 10,803,727 0.49 0.59 1.98 15%
1889 D 2,816,310 5.46 5%
1889 E 1,491,926 3%
1889 F 2,010,214 2.51 3%
1889 G 1,220,829 3%
1889 G 0.3% low "G"; very rare
1889 J 1,635,778 0.36 3.97 5%

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