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

New Guinea, German: Coin Two Pfennigs 1894
CoinTwo 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 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

MintBerlin Mint
Obverse
New Guinea, German / Two Pfennigs 1894 - obverse photo

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

Obverse Inscription NEU-GUINEA COMPAGNIE
Reverse
New Guinea, German / Two Pfennigs 1894 - reverse photo

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 Inscription 2 ZWEI NEU-GUINEA PFENNIG 1894
EdgePlain
Edge InscriptionNone
Two Pfennigs 1894: Known varieties
Variety Proof
Mintage unknown
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Two Pfennigs 1894: Details
CountryNew Guinea, German
CurrencyNew Guinean Mark
Coin TypeTwo Pfennigs
Issued1894
Face Value2 (x Pfennig)
CurrentNo (demonetised 1911)
Mintage16,768
MaterialCopper
DesignerEmil Weigand
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
Size (mm)19.5000
Mass (g)3.3000
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Two Pfennigs 1894: Photos
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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