50 Pfennig - Bonn Ludwig van Beethoven

50 Pfennig - Bonn (Ludwig van Beethoven) - obverse50 Pfennig - Bonn (Ludwig van Beethoven) - reverse

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Issuer City of Bonn (Prussian province of Rhine)
Period Weimar Republic (1918-1933)
Type Circulating commemorative coin
Year 1920
Value 50 Pfennig (0.50)
Currency Mark (notgeld, 1914-1924)
Composition Iron
Weight 6 g
Diameter 25.7 mm
Shape Round
Technique Milled
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Demonetized Yes
Number N# 30103
References Funck# 51.3A,
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.
Men05# 3220.5,
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# 4134.5
Peter Menzel; 2018. Deutschsprachige Notmünzen und Geldersatzmarken im In- und Ausland 1840-2002. Winfried Bogon Verlag, Berlin, Germany.

Commemorative issue

150th Birthday of Ludwig van Beethoven


City name above solid line circle denomination centered with flanking floral designs

Script: Latin



Legend flanking left facing bust of Beethoven with date below

Script: Latin




50 Pfennig - Bonn (Ludwig van Beethoven) -  obverse

© Renato Lima


Gebrüder Kugel & Fink, Lüdenscheid, Germany


Issuing authority: [Stadt, Rheinprovinz]

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1920  500 000 $ 4.30 $ 5.30 $ 5.50 $ 5.50 86% F#51.3A (reeded edge)
1920  1.6% F#51.3Aa) Rv.: space between 'B' from BONN and hairlock is 0.7mm
1920  6% F#51.3Ab) Rv.: space between 'B' from BONN and hairlock is 0.3mm
1920  1.2% F#51.3Ac) Rv.: 'B' from BONN is touching the hairlock , 2 in 1920 is nearly closed
1920  4% F#51.3Ad) like c) but 2 in 1920 is open
1920  3% F#51.3E (eyes with eyeballs) very rare

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Pictures Sale Date Version Grade Price
Picture 1 of a sold 50 Pfennig - Bonn (Ludwig van Beethoven)
Auction 82
Lot 731
Internet Archive
13 May 2023 Undetermined UNC Unsold

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