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Token: Germany Hessen, Lauterbach (Notgeld) 5, 10, and 50 Pfennig  1917 and 1918
Token: Germany Hessen, Lauterbach (Notgeld) 5, 10, and 50 Pfennig 1917 and 1918

This is a piece of notgeld (emergency money) issued in the kreis (district) of Lauterbach in Hessen, Germany. The story of notgeld is an interesting one. Click to this CoinQuest page [PRESS HERE] for a lot more information.

These notgeld come in 5, 10, and 50 pfennig denominations. The 50 pfennig has an octagon shape. As with most notgeld, none of the three denominations are particularly valuable, except when in superb condition. Notgeld is rarely found in superb condition.

5, 10, 50 PFENNIG
worn: $2 US dollars approximate catalog value
average circulated: $5
well preserved: $10
fully uncirculated: $35

Coin: 19598 , Genre: Tokens
Requested by: Chris, Sat, 18-Jul-2015 01:10:07 GMT
Answered by: Paul, Sat, 18-Jul-2015 02:07:18 GMT
Requester description: 1917 A SHIELD OF A FOUR LEGGED FIGURE HOLDING SWORD, WHICH IS IN THE MIDDLE OF A SHAPE LIKE A FOUR LEAF DESIGN. THE DATE OF THE COIN HAS EACH DIGIT BETWEEN EACH 'LEAF'.

THE '10' IS IN THE MIDDLE OF A SIMILAR SHAPE OF THE OTHER SIDE.

10 LAU TER BACH KREIS (LIKE THE DATE, THESE FOUR BITS WORDING ARE BETWEEN THE FOUR 'LEAVES' RESPECTIVELY)
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