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Germany 20 and 50 Pfennig  1873 to 1892
Germany 20 and 50 Pfennig 1873 to 1892

It is interesting, happyface, that the 20 and 50 pfennig coins from the old German Empire (Deutsches Reich) are worth quite a bit more than their 1, 2, 5, and 10 pfennig counterparts, which were minted in copper-nickel. In general, there were fewer 20 and 50 pfennigs minted, and many of them were minted in silver instead of copper-nickel. The pattern changed slightly over the years, as you can see from these pictures from U. Helmig in Osnabruck Germany, but the values are strong for all pattern variations. The 50 pfennig, of course, has a large 50 in place of the 20.

20 PFENNIG 1873 TO 1877: 0.032 troy ounces silver
20 PFENNIG 1887 TO 1892: copper-nickel
50 PFENNIG 1875 TO 1878: 0.080 troy ounces silver

The listings below give some typical catalog values for 20 and 50 pfennigs of the German Empire. Use our Terminology page to convert these catalog values to actual buy and sell values.

20 PFENNIG
worn: $10 US dollars approximate catalog value
average circulated: $15
well preserved: $40
fully uncirculated: $70

50 PFENNIG
worn: $10 US dollars approximate catalog value
average circulated: $18
well preserved: $60
fully uncirculated: $100

The values above apply to most dates and mint marks, and to both silver and copper-nickel compositions. There are a few *extra good dates* shown below. The values after the good dates are approximate catalog values for coins in average circulated condition.

20 PFENNIG
1873E: $1400
1873H: $150
1877F: $250
1887E: $25 normal coin
1887E: $4000 coin must have a star below the 20

50 PFENNIG
1875E: $300
1875H: $300
1877H: $120
1878E: $250

CoinQuest thanks U. Helmig for use of their coin photos.

Coin: 7744 , Genre: Central Europe North South
Requested by: happyface, Sun, 15-May-2011 21:28:48 GMT
Answered by: Paul, Fri, 27-Jun-2014 13:49:03 GMT
Updated by CoinQuest. Appraisal ok., Sat, 09-May-2015 12:44:36 GMT
Requester description: 1876 deutsches reich 1876 20 pfennig
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