50 Pfennig - Wilhelm I type 1 - large shield

50 Pfennig - Wilhelm I (type 1 - large shield) - obverse50 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 1877-1878
Value 50 Pfennigs (50 Pfennige) (0.50)
Currency Mark (1873-1923)
Composition Silver (.900)
Weight 2.77 g
Diameter 21 mm
Thickness 1.05 mm
Shape Round
Technique Milled
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Demonetized 1 October 1908
Number
N#
5618
References KM# 8,
Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins / 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, United States.
And 5 more volumes.
AKS# 4,
Paul Arnold, Harald Küthmann, Dirk Steinhilber; 2022. Großer deutscher Münzkatalog von 1800 bis heute (37th edition). Battenberg Gietl Verlag, Regenstauf, Germany.
J# 8,
Kurt Jaeger, Michael Kurt Sonntag; 2021. Die deutschen Münzen seit 1871 : mit Prägezahlen und Bewertungen (27th edition). Battenberg Gietl Verlag, Regenstauf, Germany.
Schön DM# 8
Gerhard Schön; 2019. Deutscher Münzkatalog 18. Jahrhundert 1700-1806 (5th edition). Battenberg Gietl Verlag, Regenstauf, Germany.

Obverse

A German eagle within a wreath and the mintmark at the bottom

Script: Latin

Lettering: F

Engraver: Friedrich Wilhelm Kullrich

Reverse

Value within wreath, date below

Script: Latin

Lettering:
DEUTSCHES REICH
50 PFENNIG
1877

Translation:
German Empire
50 Pfennig
1877

Engraver: Emil Weigand

Edge

Reeded

Mints

A Berlin, Germany (1280-date)
B Hanover, Germany
C Frankfurt am Main, Germany
D Munich, Germany (1158-date)
E Dresden, Germany
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

Monetary workshops:
A = Berlin
B = Hannover
C = Frankfurt am Main
D = München
E = Dresden
F = Stuttgart
G = Karlsruhe
H = Darmstadt
J = Hamburg

Fakes exist for the years 1877 B and 1878 E.

The year 1877 A has also been tried out, with the reverse legend replaced by "1/2 Mark".Automatically translated

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1877 A 6 745 959 $ 15 $ 23 34%
1877 B 3 096 918 $ 24 19%
1877 C 2 819 513 $ 21 15%
1877 D Photo 5 315 298 $ 25 24%
1877 E 2 296 740 $ 11 13%
1877 F 2 145 377 12%
1877 G 2 060 538 9%
1877 H Photo 1 510 040 8% (fr) rare
1877 J 1 337 349 11%
1878 E 364 228 3% (fr) très rare

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Past sales

Pictures Sale Date Version Grade Sold price
Picture 1 of a sold 50 Pfennig - Wilhelm I (type 1 - large shield)Picture 1 of a sold 50 Pfennig - Wilhelm I (type 1 - large shield)Picture 1 of a sold 50 Pfennig - Wilhelm I (type 1 - large shield)Picture 1 of a sold 50 Pfennig - Wilhelm I (type 1 - large shield)
Heritage Auctions
Wednesday & Thursday World & Ancient Coins Weekly Online Auction 232021
Lot 63291
Internet Archive
May 20, 2020 1877 D UNC
(PCGS MS65)
USD 168.00
(incl. buyer's premium)
Picture 1 of a sold 50 Pfennig - Wilhelm I (type 1 - large shield)Picture 1 of a sold 50 Pfennig - Wilhelm I (type 1 - large shield)
Heritage Auctions
2022 May 29 The Kansas Collection of German Coins Showcase Auction 61272
Lot 97336
Internet Archive
May 29, 2022 1877 H – (fr) rare UNC
(NGC MS62)
USD 264.00
(incl. buyer's premium)
Picture 1 of a sold 50 Pfennig - Wilhelm I (type 1 - large shield)
Katz
Auction 106
Lot 2132
Internet Archive
Dec 27, 2023 Undetermined UNC USD 53.29
(EUR 50.00)
(+ buyer's premium)
Picture 1 of a sold 50 Pfennig - Wilhelm I (type 1 - large shield)
Katz
Auction 77
Lot 1866
Internet Archive
Feb 11, 2023 Undetermined UNC USD 112.97
(EUR 106.00)
(+ buyer's premium)
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