Germany Brunswick Pfennig (Wild Man)  1724 to 1788
Germany Brunswick Pfennig (Wild Man) 1724 to 1788

It sounds like you have an pfennig from the old German State of Brunswick Wolfenbuttel. Scheide Munze means, approximately, franctional money. That is the giant 'wild man' of German and Slav legends, god of the forest. For the record, sometimes 'wild woman' shows up!

Value-wise, these small coins come with many variations and are more common than you might think. Collectors will seek nicely preserved specimens and pay decent prices to add them to their collections. The one in the picture is selling for 12 euros (about $17 US dollars) at Münzenhandlung Strüken.

Here are some typical catalog values. They apply to all dates in this series of coins:

worn: $5 US dollars approximat catalog value
average circulated (like the picture): $20
well preserved: $50

Some collectors follow Wild Man and specialize in collecting coins with his likeness. Find one of these, and you will likely sell your coin for a little more than to a normal (if that is possible) collector.

To convert catalog values to actual values, use our Terminology page.

Coin: 5872 , Genre: Central Europe North South
Requested by: TinaBobina, Thu, 04-Nov-2010 03:15:35 GMT
Answered by: Paul, Sun, 08-Sep-2013 11:37:17 GMT
Last review by CoinQuest: Wed, 09-Sep-2015 14:42:21 GMT
Requester description: 1749 I have a 1749 German Pfenning with Scheide Mvntz written on back of the coin. There is a man standing by a plant/tree on the front. Also on front is: I~B~II.
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