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Information about currency: New Guinean Mark

Currency nameNew Guinean Mark
CountryNew Guinea, German
Dates1894 - 1911
System

1 Mark = 100 Pfennig

Description

The Mark (German plural: Mark, English plural: marks) was the currency of the colony of German New Guinea between 1884 and 1911. It was equal to the German Mark, which was also legal tender in the colony.

Initially, only German currency circulated. This was supplemented in 1894 by coins issued specifically for New Guinea. These coins were demonetized on April 15, 1911, in exchange for the German Mark, the only legal tender after that date.

In 1914, during World War I, German New Guinea was quickly occupied by Australia. That year, the Australian authorities issued Treasury notes denominated in marks. In 1915, the Mark was replaced by the Australian pound.

Currency New Guinean Mark was used:
Country From To
New Guinea, German New Guinean Mark 1894 1911
Coin types of currency New Guinean Mark:
Five Marks 1894 - 1894

Two Marks 1894 - 1894

One Mark 1894 - 1894

Half Mark 1894 - 1894

Ten Pfennigs 1894 - 1894

Two Pfennigs 1894 - 1894

One Pfennig 1894 - 1894

Twenty Marks 1895 - 1895

Ten Marks 1895 - 1895