Germany Saxony 1, 2, and 5 Pfennig  1862 to 1873
Germany Saxony 1, 2, and 5 Pfennig 1862 to 1873

Dear CJB -- Scheide Munze means, approximately, franctional money in the sense that one cent is a fraction of a US dollar. In this case, one pfennig is a fraction of a German thaler.

Before the German Empire congealed under Otto Von Bismark in 1871, the German Federation was composed of a collection of independent states and cities that each issued their own coinage. Sachsen is Saxony, located in the southeastern part of present-day Germany, and they minted 1, 2, and 5 pfennig coins in copper with the interesting shield pattern you describe between 1862 and 1873.

These coins carry decent collector value today, especially in high grades, as outlined below. All the dates and mint marks are approximately equal in value, as are all the denominations (i.e., it does not make a difference if you have a 1, 2, or 5 pfennig coin, these values apply).

worn: $2 US dollar approximate catalog value
average circulated: $6
well preserved: $12
fully uncirculated: $60

Be sure to understand that these are inflated catalog values. Actual values will be less. Use our Terminology page to change catalog value to actual value.

Coin: 7027 , Genre: Central Europe North South
Requested by: CJB, Mon, 07-Mar-2011 17:40:22 GMT
Answered by: Paul, Sat, 15-Sep-2012 00:51:45 GMT
Reviewed by CoinQuest. Appraisal ok., Mon, 01-Sep-2014 02:13:37 GMT
Requester description: 1862 (obverse) 'Koenigreich Sachsen' around the edge, as well as an interesting symbol topped with a crown. (reverse)'Scheide Munze' around the edge, '5 Pfennige 1862 at center.
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