Germany Osnabruck 3 and 4 Pfennig 1704 to 1790
The German city of Osnabruck, in lower Saxony today, issued your coin back in 1759. The picture comes from von Fuerstenberg in Arnsberg and is selling for 28 euros (about $40 US dollars). There are 3 and 4 pfennig denominations of this coin and both look very much the same. Instead of four big Is, the 3 pfennig have three big Is.
If your coin is in good shape like this one, with no detracting scratches, spots, stains, or cleanings, the 28 euros holds as a good retail price. If your coin has more wear, it will be worth less.
NEVER CLEAN YOUR COIN. CLEANING RUINS VALUE.
Here is what the catalogs say for these coins. The 3 and 4 pfennig denominations are worth about the same, as are all dates in the series.
worn: $8 US dollars approximate catalog value
average circulated: $60
well preserved: $170
Use our Terminology page to convert these catalog values to actual values. Generally reputable dealers pay one-half of retail price for coins they buy from the public.
CoinQuest thanks Munzenhandel von Fuerstenberg for use of their coin image.
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Requested by: briansimjack, Mon, 11-Jan-2010 02:15:02 GMT
Answered by: Paul, Thu, 22-Aug-2013 23:40:16 GMT
Updated by CoinQuest. Appraisal ok., Mon, 10-Aug-2015 00:22:58 GMT
Requester description: 1759 inscriptions-stadt0snabbvcha0 devices-ship steering wheel I I I I pfenning
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