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1983 Bundesrepublik Deutschland 50 Pfennig - F mintmark

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 Posted 01/21/2008  05:23 am Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add justabeginner to your friends list Get a Link to this Message

Hey guys, my mum just got this coin from change in Australia.... I was wondering how much is this worth and what is it's mintage... Coin is about XF-AU range... Thx for any help...

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 Posted 01/21/2008  07:07 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add chrisild to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
The "F" means that it was made in Stuttgart, BW - and in 1983 they made about 24 million of them at that mint. It is a neat coin, I like the design, but the value? Well, somewhere around 50 cent here in DE. Its face value (ie. what you would get if you took it to the central bank) is precisely 0.26 ... that would be 43c in AU dollars.

Christian
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01/21/2008 07:10 am
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 Posted 01/21/2008  07:11 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Sap to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Mintage: not stated in Krause. None of the post-1972 50pfs have mintages.
CV: US45 in EF.
Face value: currently AU43, although the German mark is now superceded by the euro and the coins are no longer legal tender, so the "face value" is largely theoretical.

F is the mintmark for Stuttgart, in case you were wondering.

Edit: got beat to the punch by chrisild. You can't beat local knowledge...
Don't say "infinitely" when you mean "very"; otherwise, you'll have no word left when you want to talk about something really infinite. - C. S. Lewis
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01/21/2008 07:12 am
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 Posted 01/21/2008  07:26 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add justabeginner to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
My mum got it for 5 or 10 cents AU, so I guess I profited anyway even if its not much... :) Thx for your help Christian and Sap... Appreciate it...
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 Posted 01/21/2008  08:12 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add chrisild to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
@Sap: Ah, rumor has it I have occasionally been wrong. As for that face value, well, it is theoretical only because taking it to a Bundesbank branch office will be more expensive and time consuming than the 26 cent you would get for it. Legally, however, pretty much everything issued in this country (Federal Republic, 1949-) can still be redeemed. So get me an airline ticket, and I'll take care of the rest.

@justabeginner: Well, your mother "lost" a few cents ... but you got a nice coin!

Christian
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 Posted 01/21/2008  08:24 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add justabeginner to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Hmm, Christian, I thought she profited? US45 cents would amount more than aussie 10 cents shouldn't it? :) Or am I mistakenly wrong here?
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 Posted 01/21/2008  4:45 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add chrisild to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Well, as a means of payment it is worthless in Australia, ie. value = 0.00. But as part of your collection it is of course not. If you see it that way, you're right. Sure a neat find!

Christian
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 Posted 01/21/2008  6:18 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add justabeginner to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Hehe, that means I profited... WOOHOO... And my first German/Europe coin too... :D
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 Posted 01/21/2008  9:32 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Zaggy to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
German coins are cool... Trust me!

One would think I should feel the opposite, having read through literally hundreds of pages of German Archiv's and Buchen and Katalog's; but no - they're cool...
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