5 Pfennig - Mainz

5 Pfennig - Mainz - obverse5 Pfennig - Mainz - reverse

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Issuer City of Mainz (Federal state of Hesse)
Type Standard circulation coin
Year 1918
Value 5 Pfennigs (5 Pfennige) (0.05)
Currency Mark (notgeld, 1914-1924)
Composition Iron
Weight 1.86 g
Diameter 17.9 mm
Thickness 1.0 mm
Shape Round
Technique Milled
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Demonetized Yes
Number N# 27487
References Funck# 314.3,
Walter Funck, Ralf Müller, Wolfgang Peltzer; 2012. Die deutschen Notmünzen : alle amtlichen Ausgaben und deren Varianten der Städte, Gemeinden, Kreise, Länder etc. (8th edition). Battenberg Gietl Verlag, Regenstauf, Germany.
Men18# 20207.4
Peter Menzel; 2018. Deutschsprachige Notmünzen und Geldersatzmarken im In- und Ausland 1840-2002. Winfried Bogon Verlag, Berlin, Germany.


Pearl rim, city name flanking Coat of Arms

Script: Latin

Lettering: STADT MAINZ


Pearl rim, surrounding denomination centered with date flanking on left

Script: Latin





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


Issuing agency: [Stadt, Hessen].Automatically translated

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1918  50 000 $ 3.20 $ 8.50 89% F#314.3
1918  7% F#314.3a) Rv.: below 1918 is 6.5mm wide (with the foot-line of 1)
1918  5% F#314.3b) Rv.: below 1918 is 7.0mm wide, space between '5' and '8' (1918) is 1.5mm
1918  2% F#314.3c) like b) but space between 5 and 8 is 2.0mm

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