1 Ewiger Pfennig - Otto von Lonsdorf

1 Ewiger Pfennig - Otto von Lonsdorf -  obverse1 Ewiger Pfennig - Otto von Lonsdorf -  reverse

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Country Bishopric of Passau
(German states)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1254-1265
Value 1 Pfennig (1)
Currency Pfennig
Composition Silver
Weight 0.62 g
Diameter 15 mm
Shape Round (irregular)
Demonetized Yes
References Kelln# 36
Die Münzen der freien Reichsstadt Nürnberg
by Hans-Jörg Kellner and Hugo Geiger
(Verlag der Münzen und Medaillenhandlung Stuttgart 1991)


Wolf with a crozier behind (coat of arms of Passau).




Ewiger pfennigs, or Eternal Pfennigs, were minted by towns who wanted to stabilize their currencies and avoid devaluations that lead to large losses to the benefit of the state rulers. Otto von Lonsdorf introduced them in Passau. Passau was a Prince Bishopric of the Holy Roman Empire (999-1803).
Coin referenced in Luschin von Ebengreuth as #263:
The obverse is what is still today the coat of arms of Passau.

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
ND (1254-1265) 

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