New Guinea, German: Coin Twenty Marks 1895 - detailed information

New Guinea, German: Coin Twenty Marks 1895
CoinTwenty Marks 1895

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 ten mark coin issued in 1895 would therefore have been in circulation for 16 years.

This colonial coin corresponded exactly in size and composition to its German imperial twenty mark counterpart.

MintBerlin Mint
Obverse
New Guinea, German / Twenty Marks 1895 - obverse photo

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

Obverse Inscription None
Reverse
New Guinea, German / Twenty Marks 1895 - reverse photo

At centre, in four lines, the value, denomination and date: 20 NEU-GUINEA MARK 1895, fully enclosed by a palm wreath; around above the wreath, the issuing company's name: NEU-GUINEA COMPAGNIE. Below the wreath, the mint mark A of the Berlin Mint.

Reverse Inscription NEU-GUINEA COMPAGNIE 20 NEU GUINEA MARK 1895
EdgeMilled
Edge InscriptionNone
Twenty Marks 1895: Known varieties
Variety Proof
Mintage unknown
Twenty Marks 1895: References to Information Used
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Twenty Marks 1895: Details
CountryNew Guinea, German
CurrencyNew Guinean Mark
Coin TypeTwenty Marks
Issued1895
Face Value20 (x Mark)
CurrentNo (demonetised 1911)
Mintage1,500
Material0.9000 Gold
DesignerEmil Weigand
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
Size (mm)22.5000
Thickness (mm)1.4000
Mass (g)7.9650
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Twenty Marks 1895: Photos
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New Guinea 1895-A 20 mark
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Notes: Proof.
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New Guinea 1895-A 20 mark
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German New Guinea Company, 20 Mark coin, 1895, bird of paradise on reverse side
Copyright: Deutsche Bundesbank
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Twenty Marks 1895: Catalogue Reference IDs
SourceReference ID
Friedberg, Gold Coins of the WorldGerman New Guinea 1
Krause, Standard Catalog of World CoinsGerman New Guinea KM# 9