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Notgeld Coins Made From Compressed Coal Dust Along With Porcelain Ones!

 
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 Posted 01/20/2020  3:34 pm Show Profile   Check notgeldman's eBay Listings Bookmark this topic Add notgeldman to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Here is a picture of a fairly scarce set of 3 notgeld coins - made from compressed coal dust! Notgeld were made from some very interesting and unusual materials.

For coin collectors, there are quite a few 'non-metallic' notgeld coins one can collect, from different towns and cities of Germany, made from porcelain and maufactured by the Meissen Porcelain Factory. The coal-dust pieces, because of scarcity, are quite expensive, whereas some of the Meissen porcelain notgeld coins can be bought for under 10 dollars US each. You can see an example in pictures below. Hope this is interesting for some of you.......

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The world famous trademark of the 'crossed swords' can be seen on all the Meissen made porcelain coins.
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 Posted 01/20/2020  3:37 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add jbuck to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Very interesting!

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 Posted 01/20/2020  3:41 pm  Show Profile   Check notgeldman's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add notgeldman to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
OK - super. Thanks! As you know, I'm new here so need to get my bearings a bit better. I want to share my notgeld knowledge and experience with anyone who shares my interest. Have a great day.
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 Posted 01/20/2020  4:51 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Spence to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
@ngm, first welcome to CCF. Second, while Notgeld isn't a particular interest of mine, you may find the following thread of interest as it deals with coins made from unusual materials including porcelain and coal:


http://goccf.com/t/284136
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 Posted 01/20/2020  6:05 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add oriole to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
to the CCF

There are a few of us who are very interested in Notgeld, and that includes me. Ihave one of the coal dust tokens, and there is at least one other person who does as well.
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 Posted 01/20/2020  7:41 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Conder101 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I've always been interested in the coal pieces, but I don't own any of them. I just collect the metal municipal pieces. I believe I have somewhere a little north of 2000 different now. Mostly I collected by Lamb number, but I've also added the Funck numbers for municipalities that aren't in Lamb.
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 Posted 01/20/2020  8:55 pm  Show Profile   Check Lancek's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add Lancek to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I've always wanted to examine one of the coal ones. I've got a beautiful white porcelain one.
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 Posted 01/21/2020  10:19 am  Show Profile   Check notgeldman's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add notgeldman to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I have a bit of extra info about the compressed coal dust coins, including the following:
The back of the 1000m piece has a man on it with initials 'S. F'. Apparently this stands for 'Sepp Frank'.


A total of 8500 compressed coal-dust coins were issued by Conrad Conradty of Rothenbach:
2500 pieces of the 100m coin were made
2500 pieces of the 500m coin were made
3500 pieces of the 1000m coin were made

When I was researching these pieces, I made a table to record the coins' diameters, thicknesses, scratched in serial numbers and weights. These coins should always be blackgrey in colour. It is not known how many of these coins still exist today. I hope this is useful to somebody. Notgeld coins, as I have said in a previous post, are not really my real passion or expertise. I collect most types of notgeld including the unusual material pieces.
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 Posted 01/21/2020  10:55 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add tdziemia to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I have a handful of notgeld pieces for a very different reason: many of them show a return to a medieval form of showing the patron saint of the city which issued them.

Not a fit on this thread, but another interesting collecting angle.
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I have only metal and porcelain notgeld pieces, from Germany, France, and Dakar Senegal. I'd certainly like to have a compressed coal dust coin, but don't want to pay for it.
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 Posted 01/23/2020  06:57 am  Show Profile   Check notgeldman's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add notgeldman to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Notgeld showing the patron saint of the city........that would make a nice article. I'm aware of a lot of notes with medieval knights and castles etc but hadn't thought about the patron saint angle. Very specific but I like that.......I'll have a think and see if anything comes of it.
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