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Germany 1 Pfennig 1873 to 1916
Hello Sal --
The old German Empire issed these small copper coins from 1873 to 1916. Most of them are not worth very much, but there are some better dates and mint marks. Since your coin is bent, figure it has essentially no value. Coin collectors will not buy bent coins.
For *common date* coins, which are most of them, here are the average catalog values in US dollars:
After 1890: $1 worn, $10 well preserved
Before 1890: $5 worn, $35 well preserved
These are catalog values. Be sure you understand what this means by clicking our Important Terminology link at the upper left.
The older pfennigs, before 1890, use a smaller Imperial Eagle on the reverse.
Now you might have an *uncommon date and mint mark* which are listed here:
1873 all mint marks: $200 worn, $1000 well preserved
1874H: $50 worn, $200 well preserved
1875H: $50 worn, $200 well preserved
1876J: $100 worn, $500 well preserved
1877A: $100 worn, $800 well preserved
1877B: $500 worn, $2000 well preserved
1885E: $50 worn, $200 well preserved
1886G: $40 worn, $150 well preserved
1891G: $70 worn, $250 well preserved
1902J: $500 worn, $3000 well preserved
Hope you've got on of these good ones!