The key to value of these aluminum coins from the Wiemar Republic is their date, mint mark, and annotation. There are a few really *good ones* in this series, but most are low-value coins. First we'll discuss history and variations, then the low-value coins, then the valuable ones.
Germany became the Weimar Republik between the two World Wars. Constitution day (verfassungstag) was August 11, 1919, and this coin marked the 3 year anniversary. Some coins have the verfassungstag annotation, some do not. Also, in 1924, the aluminum composition was replaced by silver and the design changed with a large DREI replacing the numeral 3. The silver coins are more valuable.
Most of the coins that you see in this series catalog as follows:
ALUMINUM 1922 and 1923:
worn: less than $1 US dollar catalog value
average circulated: $2
well preserved (like our picture): $8
fully uncirculated: $20
SILVER 1924 and 1925:
worn: $20 US dollar catalog value
average circulated: $50
well preserved (like our picture): $80
fully uncirculated: $200
Remember that these are catalog values and must be adjusted to get real buy and sell values. Use our Terminology link.
Here is information about the *good* coins. Hope you have one of these!
- A 1922E without the verfassungstag annotation catalogs for $100 in average circulated condition.
- A 1922D with the verfassungstag annotation catalogs for $200 in average circulated condition.
- A 1923E with the verfassungstag annotation catalogs for $20 in average circulated condition.