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Coin: Two 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 two 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 two pfennig counterpart

CountryNew Guinea, German CurrencyNew Guinean Mark
Face value2 (x Pfennig) TypeTwo Pfennigs
Year1894 CurrentNo (demonetised 1911)
Mintage16,768 (16768)
Mints
NameMint markMintage
Berlin Mint Letter A 16,768 (16768)
MaterialCopper DesignerEmil Weigand
Production technologyMilled (machine-made) ShapeRound
Size (mm)19.5000 Thickness (mm)
Mass (g)3.3000
Obverse

In two lines above crossed fern or palm branches, the issuing company's name: NEU-GUINEA COMPAGNIE.

Obverse inscription NEU-GUINEA COMPAGNIE
Reverse

Within a beaded circle, the numeral value 2. Around, the value in text, denomination and date: ZWEI NEU-GUINEA PFENNIG 1894 (from German: two New Guinea pfennigs 1894). Below, the mint mark A of the Berlin Mint.

Reverse inscription2 ZWEI NEU-GUINEA PFENNIG 1894
EdgePlain Edge inscriptionNone
Two Pfennigs 1894: Known varieties
VarietyMintageDetails
Proof unknown
Two Pfennigs 1894: Photos
Two Pfennigs 1894: Photo Coin - 2 Pfennig, German New Guinea (Papua New Guinea), 1894
Coin - 2 Pfennig, German New Guinea (Papua New Guinea), 1894
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Two Pfennigs 1894: Photo Coin - 2 Pfennig, German New Guinea (Papua New Guinea), 1894
Coin - 2 Pfennig, German New Guinea (Papua New Guinea), 1894
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Two Pfennigs 1894: Catalogue Reference IDs
SourceReference ID
Krause, Standard Catalog of World CoinsGerman New Guinea KM# 2
Two 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
Two Pfennigs 1894: Some useful external links
British Museum - coin Museums Victoria: Coin - 2 Pfennig, German New Guinea (Papua New Guinea), 1894
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