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Coin: Half Mark 1894
Description

Silver 1/2 Mark coin issued by the German New Guinea Company.

CountryNew Guinea, German CurrencyNew Guinean Mark
Face value1/2 (x Mark) TypeHalf Mark
Year1894 CurrentNo (demonetised 1911)
Mintage16,236 (16236)
Mints
NameMint markMintage
Berlin Mint Letter A 16,236 (16236)
Material0.9000 Silver DesignerEmil Weigand
Production technologyMilled (machine-made) ShapeRound
Size (mm) Thickness (mm)
Mass (g)2.7780
Obverse

Within an open wreath, 1/2 / NEU-GUINEA / MARK / 1894; around above, NEU GUINEA COMPAGNIE; below, the mint mark A.

Obverse inscription NEU-GUINEA COMPAGNIE 1/2 NEU-GUINEA MARK 1894
Reverse

Great Bird of Paradise displaying full plumage.

Reverse inscriptionNone
Edge Edge inscriptionNone
Notes

Krause catalogues list mintage of 16,000.

Half Mark 1894: Known varieties
VarietyMintageDetails
Proof unknown
Half Mark 1894: Photos
Half Mark 1894: Photo Coin - 1/2 Mark, German New Guinea (Papua New Guinea), 1894
Coin - 1/2 Mark, German New Guinea (Papua New Guinea), 1894
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Half Mark 1894: Photo Coin - 1/2 Mark, German New Guinea (Papua New Guinea), 1894
Coin - 1/2 Mark, German New Guinea (Papua New Guinea), 1894
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Half Mark 1894: Photo New Guinea 1894-A 1/2 mark
New Guinea 1894-A 1/2 mark
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Half Mark 1894: Photo New Guinea 1894-A 1/2 mark
New Guinea 1894-A 1/2 mark
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Half Mark 1894: Catalogue Reference IDs
SourceReference ID
Krause, Standard Catalog of World CoinsGerman New Guinea KM# 4
Half Mark 1894: References to Information Used
SourceEditionAboutLinkNotes
Deutsche Bundesbank Mint link
Remick, Catalogue of British Commonwealth Coins 1971 Mint
Remick, Catalogue of British Commonwealth Coins 1971 Mintage
Remick, Catalogue of British Commonwealth Coins 1971 Varieties Proof
Half Mark 1894: Some useful external links
New Guinea 1894-A 1/2 mark - CoinFactsWiki British Museum - coin
Museums Victoria: Coin - 1/2 Mark, German New Guinea (Papua New Guinea), 1894
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