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2 Pfennig - Wilhelm I type 1 - large shield

2 Pfennig - Wilhelm I (type 1 - large shield) -  obverse2 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 1873-1877
Value 2 Pfennig (0.02)
Currency Goldmark (1873-1914)
Composition Copper
Weight 3.25 g
Diameter 20 mm
Thickness 1.5 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Demonetized 03-01-1942
References KM# 2,
  • Schmidt, Tracy L. (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248979.
  • Michael, Thomas & Tracy L. Schmidt; 2016. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1601-1700 (7th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248573.
  • Michael, Thomas (editor); 2016. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800 (7th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440247064.
  • Schmidt, Tracy L. (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900 (9th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248955.
  • Schmidt, Tracy L. (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000 (47th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248962.
AKS# 18,
Paul Arnold, Harald Küthmann, Dirk Steinhilber; 2020. Großer deutscher Münzkatalog von 1800 bis heute (35th edition). Battenberg Gietl Verlag, Regenstauf, Germany. ISBN 9783866461963 .
J# 2,
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# 2,
Gerhard Schön; 2016. Deutscher Münzkatalog 18. Jahrhundert 1700-1806 (5th edition). Gietl Verlag, Regenstauf, Germany. ISBN 9783866461338 .
Neum# 34
Erich Neumann; 1997. Die Münzen der westpreußischen und baltischen Städte unter polnischer bzw. schwedischer Oberhoheit. self-published, Cologne, Germany.

Obverse

The Imperial German coat of arms (Imperial eagle with a big shield on breast)

Lettering: A A

Engraver: Emil Weigand

Reverse

Denomination and date

Lettering:
DEUTSCHES REICH 1877
2
• PFENNIG •

Translation:
German Empire 1877
2
Pfennig

Engraver: Emil Weigand

Edge

Smooth

Mints

A Berlin, Germany (1280-date)
B Hanover, Germany
C Frankfurt, Germany
D Bavarian Central Mint (Bayerisches Hauptmünzamt), Munich, Germany (1871-date)
E Muldenhütten, Germany (1887-1953)
F Staatliche Münzen Baden-Württemberg, Stuttgart, Germany (1374-date)
G Staatliche Münzen Baden-Württemberg, Karlsruhe, Germany (1827-date)
J Hamburgische Münze, Germany (801-date)
H Darmstadt, Germany

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Date Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1873 A 877,385 2.50 3%
1873 B 289,795 0.7% Uncommon
1873 C 160,649 0.9% Uncommon
1873 D 2,358,415 4.71 2%
1873 F 22,415 0.5% Quite rare
1873 G 118,000 0.5% Quite rare
1874 A 37,359,910 0.51 1.01 0.94 1.18 4.22 31%
1874 B 10,310,240 1.34 7.19 8%
1874 C 1,747,480 0.94 1.18 6.46 15%
1874 D 2,943,495 2.36 3.74 5%
1874 E 5,090,323 3.63 13.39 4.20 4%
1874 F 6,405,535 1.65 1.18 6%
1874 G 6,127,625 1.18 8.84 7%
1874 H 2,706,060 20.97 2% Uncommon
1875 A 28,962,720 0.59 1.18 3.50 22%
1875 B 15,843,800 1.14 1.18 11%
1875 C 35,540,723 0.99 0.59 1.07 10.48 22%
1875 D 11,159,790 0.21 0.25 0.47 1.07 11%
1875 E 7,872,050 0.78 1.77 6%
1875 F 9,827,125 0.32 0.54 1.18 1.03 8%
1875 G 11,902,915 0.59 0.65 0.84 10%
1875 H 3,309,113 3.35 2.95 3%
1875 J 14,210,099 0.71 2.00 14.74 12%
1876 A 18,906,335 2.02 0.59 1.18 2.39 10.33 21%
1876 B 7,096,950 0.40 1.07 8%
1876 C 12,279,563 0.59 1.19 10%
1876 D 10,296,360 0.83 1.18 10%
1876 E 4,988,061 0.77 4%
1876 F 7,206,600 0.59 2.06 8%
1876 G 3,502,400 4.72 4%
1876 H 3,630,436 5.90 2.88 3%
1876 J 1,995,000 5.28 2% Uncommon
1877 A 9,827,295 1.06 1.77 6.49 9%
1877 B 60,010 0.5% Quite rare

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