1 Ewiger Pfennig - Otto von Lonsdorf

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

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Features

Country Bishopric of Passau
(German states)
Bishop Otto of Lonsdorf (1254-1265)
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 Nied# 36
Hans-Jörg Kellner; 1968. Die Münzen der niederbayerischen Münzstätten : Die herzoglich-bayerischen Münzstätten Landshut, Straubing und Braunau, das Hochstift Passau, die Grafen von Sinzendorf und von Sprinzenstein, die österreichische Münzstätte Neuburg am Inn. Geiger, Grünwald bei München, Germany.

Obverse

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

Reverse

Griffon.

Comments

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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Date VG F VF XF AU UNC
ND (1254-1265) 

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