Information about currency: New Guinean Mark

New Guinean Mark (1894 - 1911)
Currency NameNew Guinean Mark
System1 Mark = 100 Pfennig
Description

The Mark (German plural: Mark, English plural: marks) was the currency of the colony of German New Guinea between 1884 and 1911. It was equal to the German Mark, which was also legal tender in the colony.

Initially, only German currency circulated. This was supplemented in 1894 by coins issued specifically for New Guinea. These coins were demonetized on April 15, 1911, in exchange for the German Mark, the only legal tender after that date.

In 1914, during World War I, German New Guinea was quickly occupied by Australia. That year, the Australian authorities issued Treasury notes denominated in marks. In 1915, the Mark was replaced by the Australian pound.

Coin Types in currency: New Guinean Mark (9)
Coin TypeTypeFromToSub-typesCoins
Five Marks Regular Circulating 1894 1894 1
Two Marks Regular Circulating 1894 1894 1
One Mark Regular Circulating 1894 1894 1
Half Mark Regular Circulating 1894 1894 1
Ten Pfennigs Regular Circulating 1894 1894 1
Two Pfennigs Regular Circulating 1894 1894 1
One Pfennig Regular Circulating 1894 1894 1
Twenty Marks Regular Circulating 1895 1895 1
Ten Marks Regular Circulating 1895 1895 1
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New Guinean Mark: Details
Issued ByNew Guinea, German
From1894
To1911
New Guinean Mark: Users
CountryPeriodFromTo
Flag of New Guinea, German New Guinea, German New Guinean Mark 1894 1911
New Guinean Mark: Related Currencies
CountryCurrencyFromTo
Flag of Germany Germany German Goldmark 1873 1914