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Germany Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach 1, 1½ and 2 Pfennig  1750 to 1755
Germany Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach 1, 1½ and 2 Pfennig 1750 to 1755

Before the unification of Germany, the country existed as a myriad smaller states, the territories of which would morph, split and combine along with marriages between noble families and internal strife.

One of these states was the Grand Duchy of Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach, which throughout the 18th century existed variously as Saxe-Weimar, Weimar-Eisenach and Saxe-Eisenach depending on how the territory was agreed upon at the time.

From 1750 to 1755 coins were produced for circulation in Saxe-Eisenach by Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach, and coins were produced for circulation in Saxe-Weimar by the neighboring state of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld. Confusing, right?!

The coin in our photo comes from Heidelberger Münzhandlung in Heidelberg, Germany. CoinQuest thanks Heidelberger Münzhandlung for use of their coin image. It is a nice coin!

The coins produced for Saxe-Eisenach will have the acronym 'F.S.E' (literally 'For Saxe Eisenach'), and the coins produced for Saxe-Weimar will have F.S.W. So far, so good! There are additional ways that these coins are distinguished, as listed in the tables below.

1 PFENNIG ('F.S.E.OBERV.L.MUNTZ', 1.3g, 20mm)
worn: $7 US dollars approximate catalog value
average circulated: $30
well preserved: $60

1 PFENNIG ('F.S.E.O.V.L.M.', 20.5 mm) and 1 PFENNIG ('F S W OBERV L MUNTZ', 1.75g, 20mm)
same as above 1 Pfennig

1½ PFENNIG ('F.S.WEIMAR O.V.LAND MUNZE', 22mm)
worn: $8 US dollars approximate catalog value
average circulated: $30
well preserved: $65

1½ PFENNIG ('F.S.E.OBERV. L. MUNTZ', 3g, 21mm)
worn: $7 US dollars approximate catalog value
average circulated: $30
well preserved: $65

2 PFENNIG ('F.S.E.OBERV.L.MUNTZ', 23.8 mm)
worn: $12 US dollars approximate catalog value
average circulated: $50
well preserved: $85

Damaged coins will be worth much less than the values listed above. Refer to our Important Terminology page found on the top left in order to properly interpret these catalog values.

Coin: 16201 , Genre: Central Europe North South
Requested by: larry, Wed, 18-Dec-2013 18:43:53 GMT
Answered by: Paul, Fri, 20-Dec-2013 15:20:37 GMT
Reviewed by CoinQuest. Appraisal ok., Fri, 25-Dec-2015 04:11:34 GMT
Requester description: 1755 coin is a one phening coin with a crown on one side with what appears to be script like j s on the front and on the back fss oberv and lmvntx one phening
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