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Coin: Twenty Marks 1895
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 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.

CountryNew Guinea, German CurrencyNew Guinean Mark
Face value20 (x Mark) TypeTwenty Marks
Year1895 CurrentNo (demonetised 1911)
Mintage1,500 (1500)
Mints
NameMint markMintage
Berlin Mint Letter A 1,500 (1500)
Material0.9000 Gold DesignerEmil Weigand
Production technologyMilled (machine-made) ShapeRound
Size (mm)22.5000 Thickness (mm)1.4000
Mass (g)7.9650
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: 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 inscriptionNEU-GUINEA COMPAGNIE 20 NEU GUINEA MARK 1895
EdgeMilled Edge inscriptionNone
Twenty Marks 1895: Known varieties
VarietyMintageDetails
Proof unknown
Twenty Marks 1895: Photos
Twenty Marks 1895: Photo New Guinea 1895-A 20 mark
New Guinea 1895-A 20 mark
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Notes: Proof.
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Twenty Marks 1895: Photo New Guinea 1895-A 20 mark
New Guinea 1895-A 20 mark
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Notes: Proof.
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Twenty Marks 1895: Photo German New Guinea Company, 20 Mark coin, 1895, bird of paradise on reverse side
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
Twenty Marks 1895: 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
Twenty Marks 1895: Some useful external links
New Guinea 1895-A 20 mark - CoinFactsWiki
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