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German East Africa 1916t 15 Rupien Struck For A German Colony

 
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 Posted 08/12/2020  11:17 am Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add CCFPress to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
NGC - Coin of the Day: World Elephant Day is marked every year on August 12. This German East Africa 1916T 15 Rupien was struck for a German colony that roughly corresponds to modern-day Rwanda, Burundi and Tanzania. Germany was forced to give up the colony after World War I.



Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.7500
Weight: 7.1680g
AGW: 0.1728oz
Melt Value: $336.84 (8/12/2020)
Obverse: Crowned imperial eagle, right arabesque ends below "T" of "OSTAFRIKA
Reverse: Elephant roaring right above date
Ruler: Wihelm II
Note: Tabora Emergency Issue.
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 Posted 08/12/2020  7:02 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add sel_69l to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Also for the CCF readership: beware.
There are fakes of these around, in good gold.
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