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

Issuer 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 2.5 g
Diameter 18.00 mm
Thickness 1.12 mm
Shape Round
Technique Milled
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Demonetized Yes
Number N# 1922
Numista type number (https://numista.com)
References KM# 3,
Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins / 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA.
And 5 more volumes.
AKS# 15,
Paul Arnold, Harald Küthmann, Dirk Steinhilber; 2020. Großer deutscher Münzkatalog von 1800 bis heute (35th edition). Battenberg Gietl Verlag, Regenstauf, Germany.
J# 3,
Kurt Jaeger, Michael Kurt Sonntag; 2019. Die deutschen Münzen seit 1871 : mit Prägezahlen und Bewertungen (26th edition). Battenberg Gietl Verlag, Regenstauf, Germany.
Schön DM# 3,
Gerhard Schön; 2019. Deutscher Münzkatalog 18. Jahrhundert 1700-1806 (5th edition). Battenberg Gietl Verlag, Regenstauf, Germany.
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 in two lines, lettering around, date.

Lettering:
DEUTSCHES REICH 1875
5
PFENNIG

Translation:
German Empire
Pfennig

Edge

Smooth

5 Pfennig - Wilhelm I (type 1 - large shield) -  obverse

Mints

A Berlin, Germany (1280-date)
B Hanover, Germany
C Frankfurt an der Oder, Germany
D Munich, Germany (1158-date)
E Muldenhütten, Germany (1887-1953)
F Staatliche Münze Baden-Württemberg, Stuttgart, Germany (1374-date)
G Staatliche Münze Baden-Württemberg, Karlsruhe, Germany (1827-date)
H Darmstadt, Germany
J Hamburgische Münze, Germany (801-date)

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.

1889 G

Reverse
Die A - numerals in date aligned.
Die B - numeral 9 lower.
Picture: © Images courtesy of Alexandr Prokofyev.

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Date Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1874 A 10 002 784 $ 0.44 $ 0.46 $ 0.63 $ 1.49 $ 4.61 16%
1874 B 5 053 546 $ 0.57 $ 0.86 $ 2.11 5%
1874 C 3 707 307 $ 0.43 $ 0.75 $ 3.13 8%
1874 D 2 446 704 $ 1.91 $ 1.91 5%
1874 E 5 465 183 $ 0.23 $ 0.90 4%
1874 F 3 561 996 $ 1.06 $ 4.84 5%
1874 G 2 721 200 $ 2.11 3%
1875 A 30 843 718 $ 0.30 $ 0.39 $ 1.06 $ 1.06 $ 9.35 31%
1875 B 11 657 720 $ 0.32 $ 1.06 $ 1.57 $ 2.50 12%
1875 C 18 082 108 $ 0.30 $ 0.43 $ 0.85 $ 1.40 $ 1.49 17%
1875 D 12 379 786 $ 0.23 $ 0.38 $ 0.38 $ 1.06 10%
1875 E 6 745 038 $ 0.70 5%
1875 F 9 757 616 $ 0.24 $ 0.53 $ 1.06 $ 1.06 $ 1.73 11%
1875 G 10 219 581 $ 0.23 $ 2.98 9%
1875 H 702 960 1.2%
1875 J 9 780 610 $ 0.27 $ 0.27 $ 0.27 $ 2.59 11%
1876 A 22 342 088 $ 0.73 $ 0.73 $ 1.06 $ 2.11 16%
1876 B 8 924 980 $ 0.43 $ 0.75 $ 1.06 $ 3.05 9%
1876 C 8 679 793 $ 0.64 $ 3.17 7%
1876 D 14 467 300 $ 0.48 $ 0.48 $ 0.74 $ 0.74 $ 1.39 14%
1876 E 6 898 569 $ 0.32 $ 0.64 $ 0.87 $ 1.47 6%
1876 F 6 826 290 $ 0.84 $ 0.84 $ 1.06 8%
1876 G 6 942 400 $ 0.46 $ 0.53 $ 2.91 6%
1876 H 3 026 784 $ 2.39 $ 2.39 4%
1876 J 11 920 232 $ 0.26 $ 0.49 $ 0.90 $ 1.06 10%
1888 A 7 366 059 $ 0.32 $ 0.86 $ 1.06 $ 14 11%
1888 D 1 966 613 $ 2.64 3% overdate varieties exist
1888 E 1 016 064 $ 1.83 2%
1888 F 1 412 182 $ 2.11 4%
1888 G 853 413 2%
1888 J 1 129 613 $ 2.44 2%
1889 A 10 803 727 $ 0.53 $ 0.53 $ 1.47 15%
1889 D 2 816 310 $ 0.53 $ 1.06 5%
1889 E 1 491 926 $ 4.48 3%
1889 F 2 010 214 $ 1.06 $ 1.65 3%
1889 G 1 220 829 $ 2.54 2%
1889 G 0.4% low "9"; very rare
1889 J 1 635 778 $ 0.95 $ 4.86 5%

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