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Coin: Ten Pfennigs 1894
Description

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.

CountryNew Guinea, German CurrencyNew Guinean Mark
Face value10 (x Pfennig) TypeTen Pfennigs
Year1894 CurrentNo (demonetised 1911)
Mintage23,930 (23930)
Mints
NameMint markMintage
Berlin Mint Letter A 23,930 (23930)
MaterialCopper DesignerEmil Weigand
Production technologyMilled (machine-made) ShapeRound
Size (mm)29.5000 Thickness (mm)
Mass (g)10.0540
Obverse

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

Obverse inscription None
Reverse

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 inscriptionNEU-GUINEA COMPAGNIE 10 NEU-GUINEA PFENNIG 1894
EdgePlain Edge inscriptionNone
Ten Pfennigs 1894: Known varieties
VarietyMintageDetails
Proof unknown
Ten Pfennigs 1894: Photos
Ten Pfennigs 1894: Photo German New Guinea 1894 10 Pfennig
German New Guinea 1894 10 Pfennig
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Ten Pfennigs 1894: Photo German New Guinea 1894 10 Pfennig
German New Guinea 1894 10 Pfennig
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Ten Pfennigs 1894: Photo Coin - 10 Pfennig, German New Guinea (Papua New Guinea), 1894
Coin - 10 Pfennig, German New Guinea (Papua New Guinea), 1894
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Ten Pfennigs 1894: Photo Coin - 10 Pfennig, German New Guinea (Papua New Guinea), 1894
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
Ten Pfennigs 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
Remick, Catalogue of British Commonwealth Coins 1971 Composition
Ten Pfennigs 1894: Some useful external links
British Museum - coin Museums Victoria: Coin - 10 Pfennig, German New Guinea (Papua New Guinea), 1894
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