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Germany Notgeld Bielefeld  1923
Germany Notgeld Bielefeld 1923

You have, as best I can tell, Akit, a gold-plated brass alloy coin minted in Germany during the highly troubled times after World War I and before World War II. Its denomination is 'not goldmark' which means 'emergency coin equivalent in value to one gold mark' and it is part of a large group of similar coins known as 'notgeld' or 'emergency money.' We have a CoinQuest page that addresses these coins at this link.

This piece was minted by the independent city of Bielefeld ('Stadt Bielefeld') in north-central Germany. The picture is from one of our favorite coin collector sites, ForumAncientCoins.com, and CoinQuest thanks The Forum for use of the image. It is a beautiful piece and the Forum's write-up by Jochen gives tons of details about it.

As to value, it is difficult to pinpoint a price on such an elegant piece with potentially strong emotional ties. Typical values for this piece run:

worn: $5 US dollars approximate catalog value
average circulated: $10
well preserved: $25
fully uncirculated: $75

These are catalog values. Refer to our Terminology page for an explanation about how catalog values work.

Coin: 7362 , Genre: Central Europe North South
Requested by: Akit, Tue, 12-Apr-2011 13:01:34 GMT
Answered by: Paul, Sat, 15-Sep-2012 00:47:39 GMT
Last review by CoinQuest: Mon, 22-May-2017 21:58:39 GMT
Requester description: 1923 Michel unbesiegt Aber betrogen Einig und gleich ein Volk ein reich
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