Germany 10 Pfennig (Iron or Zinc) 1916 to 1922
Now look closely. Does your coin look exactly like the coin in my picture? If so, you may have a valuable coin.
Look at the side by side pictures above. The coin on the left has an obvious A mint mark (really two As). The coin on the right has, well, something. Maybe it is a mint mark, maybe it is not. The coin is coated with black goo and it is difficult to tell for sure. And yet, both coins are dated 1916 and the one on the right is being sold on eBay for a bargain basement price of only $250 US dollars. Wow! What a great price for a super-rare coin. Would you buy it? I think not.
For cases like this, there are professional authentication services which specialize in determining whether or not a coin is genuine. Look up PCGS, NGC, ICG, and ANACS on the Internet. Do not use other services.
Coin: 1094 , Genre: Central Europe North South
Requested by: , Sun, 23-Aug-2009 18:30:59 GMT
Answered by: Paul, Thu, 26-Jun-2014 23:22:46 GMT
Reviewed by CoinQuest. Appraisal ok., Fri, 25-Sep-2015 23:24:16 GMT
Requester description: 1918 one side has bird wiht a crest on its chest and a crown above its head
Tags: germany 10 pfennig iron zinc greman deustch bundesrepublik deutchland deutschen duetsches dutches deutiches deutsches deutscherlander deutschiand deuches germanic bundesrublika deutschland germeny gremany dutchland deutsch deutsche germandy deutschem bundesrepublika deutscher german deutches deutchlands deutchen deutschlands penning pffnig pfrnnig ffennig pfennisc phenning phening pfennige pfenning pfenninge pfenn pfenig pfenng pffenig one bird crest coat chest crown head ones arms coats crests insignia crested creast crowned tiara crwon crpwn crowns tiarra crowning tiera reich eagle hawk falcon eaglets egals eable egal eagles eag ealge eagel
I have the first coin but it is 1921. So I guess it means it is not worth any thing. - Kat
Yep. - CoinQuest
I have a 10 Pfennig with two A's. It is zinc 1918 value or no value
Please read the page. - CoinQuest (Paul)
Hi,I have a headless 1917 in zinc. Another low value one I take it?lol. - Mark
Please read the page. - CoinQuest (Andrei)
I have a 1916 10 Pfennig which looks to be iron but with no mint marks. Is it one of the more valuable ones? - Adrian
Be sure to read the entire page. For cases like this, there are professional authentication services which specialize in determining whether or not a coin is genuine. Look up PCGS, NGC, ICG, and ANACS on the Internet. Do not use other services. - CoinQuest (Paul)
I have a 1917 idetical to the top pic with mint marks. Where can i sell it? - Nicholas Robinson
Zinc is a material that oxidize and degrade very easily, so an uncirculated coin can be worth thousands of dollars because it is extremely rare.That explains the large difference in value. It is known in history as the French army lost a war because buttons on jackets were made of zinc. Zinc buttons degrade very quickly at cold and the soldiers has unfolded clothes. Many of soldiers die of cold. - CoinQuest (Andrei)
Hi, I have a 1917 beaded 'F', sticks to magnet. Worth anything? Thanks! - David G
If it's magnetic, you've got the iron version. In most cases, these can be found for a few dollars or less online. - CoinQuest (Todd)