The word Bethel means House of God and you can find it in the Bible and as names of cities and regions in Israel, Alaska, other US states, Germany, and (no doubt) elsewhere. These coins come from the Bethel region of Bielefeld, a city in Germany, and are notgeld or emergency money issued by private means when government currency was in short supply before World War I. We have a general page on notgeld at this link [click here].
Bethel notgeld comes in various pfennig denominations and carries inscriptions
FR BETHEL GESCHFTE - Bethel for business
FR ALLE BETHEL GESCHFTE GLTIG - Valid for all transactions Bethel
The catalog values below apply to all denominations, i.e., all denominations are about equal in collector value today.
worn: $1 US dollar approximate catalog value
average circulated: $5
well preserved: $20
fully uncirculated: $65
Notgeld which are stained, spotted, or otherwise marred will not reach the catalog values shown above.