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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. The coin in our picture is in superb shape and, I would guess, a collector of German artifacts would probably pay $100 US dollars for it, at least in the neighborhood of $100, maybe more, probably not less. A specimen with wear and without such terrific eye appeal would command substantially less value, down in the $20 range. Further, if a dealer were buying it for re-sale to a collector, he or she would probably pay about one-half of expected retail value.

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
Reviewed by CoinQuest. Appraisal ok., Mon, 01-Sep-2014 02:11:32 GMT
Requester description: 1923 Michel unbesiegt Aber betrogen Einig und gleich ein Volk ein reich
Tags: germany notgeld bielefeld greman deustch bundesrepublik deutchland deutschen duetsches dutches deutiches deutsches deutscherlander deutschiand deuches germanic bundesrublika deutschland germeny gremany dutchland deutsch deutsche germandy deutschem bundesrepublika deutscher german deutches deutchlands deutchen deutschlands ersatzgeld kleingeldersatz otgeld geld kleingeld ersatz michel michael unbesiegt aber betrogen einig und gleich ein volk reich cap hat hood caps hooded people two headdress person peuple peoples peple persons

  

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