New Guinea, German: Coins Issued and Used

Showing only circulating coin types (regular coinage plus circulating commemoratives).

New Guinea, German (1884 - 1919)
Information about what currencies were issued by New Guinea, German, with lists of coinage, as well as periods when foreign-issued currencies were used.
Currency: German Goldmark. Used in New Guinea, German: (1884 - 1915)
CurrencyGerman Goldmark
PeriodGerman Mark
Used1884 - 1915
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. Used in New Guinea, German: (1894 - 1911)
CurrencyNew Guinean Mark
PeriodNew Guinean Mark
Used1894 - 1911
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.

Twenty Marks (demonetised 1911)
1 coin (1895)
Coin NameMintage
Twenty Marks 1895 1,500
Ten Marks (demonetised 1911)
1 coin (1895)
Coin NameMintage
Ten Marks 1895 2,000
Five Marks (demonetised 1911)
1 coin (1894)
Coin NameMintage
Five Marks 1894 19,044
Two Marks (demonetised 1911)
1 coin (1894)
Coin NameMintage
Two Marks 1894 13,404
One Mark (demonetised 1911)
1 coin (1894)
Coin NameMintage
One Mark 1894 33,331
Half Mark (demonetised 1911)
1 coin (1894)
Coin NameMintage
Half Mark 1894 16,236
Ten Pfennigs (demonetised 1911)
1 coin (1894)
Coin NameMintage
Ten Pfennigs 1894 23,930
Two Pfennigs (demonetised 1911)
1 coin (1894)
Coin NameMintage
Two Pfennigs 1894 16,768
One Pfennig (demonetised 1911)
1 coin (1894)
Coin NameMintage
One Pfennig 1894 32,785
Currency: Australian Pound. Used in New Guinea, German: (1915 - 1919)
CurrencyAustralian Pound
PeriodAustralian Pound
Used1915 - 1919
Description

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 used earlier was replaced by the Australian Pound.

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