New Guinea, German: Coin Ten Pfennigs 1894 - detailed information

New Guinea, German: Coin Ten Pfennigs 1894
CoinTen Pfennigs 1894

The German New Guinea Company issued its own coinage in 1894 and it remained legal tender until 15 April 1911, when it was replaced by regular German imperial coinage. A coin of ten pfennigs issued in 1894 would therefore have been in circulation for 17 years.

Unlike the silver and gold coins of the same issue, this colonial coin did not correspond to its German imperial ten pfennig counterpart and is copper instead of copper-nickel.

MintStaatliche Münze Berlin
Obverse
New Guinea, German / Ten Pfennigs 1894 - obverse photo

Great Bird of Paradise displaying full plumage. There is no text or other decoration.

Obverse Inscription None
Reverse
New Guinea, German / Ten Pfennigs 1894 - reverse photo

At centre, in four lines, the value, denomination and date: 10 NEU-GUINEA PFENNIG 1894, mostly enclosed by a palm wreath; around above, the issuing company's name: NEU-GUINEA COMPAGNIE. Below the wreath, the mint mark A of the Berlin Mint.

Reverse Inscription NEU-GUINEA COMPAGNIE 10 NEU-GUINEA PFENNIG 1894
EdgePlain
Edge InscriptionNone
Ten Pfennigs 1894: Known varieties
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Ten Pfennigs 1894: References to Information Used
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Ten Pfennigs 1894: Details
CountryNew Guinea, German
CurrencyNew Guinean Mark
Coin TypeTen Pfennigs
Issued1894
Face Value10 (x Pfennig)
CurrentNo (demonetised 1911)
Mintage23,930
MaterialCopper
DesignerEmil Weigand
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationSame (Medal Alignment, Axis 0 / Axis 12)
Size (mm)29.5000
Mass (g)10.0540
Ten Pfennigs 1894: Photos
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German New Guinea 1894 10 Pfennig
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German New Guinea 1894 10 Pfennig
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Coin - 10 Pfennig, German New Guinea (Papua New Guinea), 1894
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Coin - 10 Pfennig, German New Guinea (Papua New Guinea), 1894
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Ten Pfennigs 1894: Catalogue Reference IDs
SourceReference ID
Krause, Standard Catalog of World CoinsGerman New Guinea KM# 3