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Poland 5, 10, and 20 Fenigow  1917 and 1918
Poland 5, 10, and 20 Fenigow 1917 and 1918

Hello, Diana -- This is a Polish coin, but the normal denominations of grosz and zlotych were replaced during the German occupation by fenigow and marka. These coins were minted in iron and carry a small amount of collector value, typically less than $1 US dollar in worn condition. Better condition means better value. Here is a rough accounting:

5, 10, and 20 FENIGOW dated 1917 or 1918:
worn: $1 US dollar approximate catalog value
average circulated: $2
well preserved: $3
fully uncirculated: $5

Two of the coins, the 1917 10 fenigow and the 1917 20 fenigow are more rare, and you can multiply the values above by three to get and idea of catalog value. Don't forget to apply the principles on our Important Terminology page to convert catalog values to actual values.

Now, if you test your coin with a magnet, and it does not stick, that means the coin is made of zinc instead of the usual iron. Zinc fenigows are error coins, and catalog over $50 in average circulated condition.

Coin: 8001 , Genre: Central Europe North South
Requested by: Diana, Wed, 29-Jun-2011 17:24:45 GMT
Answered by: Paul, Mon, 02-Dec-2013 02:58:10 GMT
Reviewed by CoinQuest. Appraisal ok., Wed, 25-Nov-2015 01:42:55 GMT
Requester description: 1918 KROLESTWO POLSKIE 5 FENIGOW It bears the image of a bird with spread wings and feet. The tail hangs down. It wears a crown on its head and there is a crown hovering above its head.
Tags: poland 5 10 20 fenigow polushka polnd polska polished polskie ilika iioay polski liika poltina polskich polish noay iiika krolestwo bears bear bird wings wing feet tail hangs hang down crown head hovering hover bearing winged tailed tails hanging crowned tiara crwon crpwn crowns tiarra crowning tiera eagle stars star eaglets egals eable egal eagles eag ealge eagel starrs hawk falcon starburst burst

  

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