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Need Help Identifying Possibly WW1 Era, Possibly Germanic Coin

 
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 Posted 04/15/2021  9:44 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add Saltarello to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
I am attempting to identify this coin. It came to us in a batch of coins from my father-in-law's safety deposit box. The other coins in the box were mostly Prussian/Germanic states, ranging from 1712 to 1918. We surmise that they came from Europe with my husband's grandfather, either when he emigrated, when he returned from WWI, or a combination. This was the only coin I have not been able to identify.

It is tiny, VERY thin, and ferrous (it sticks to a magnet.)

Any assistance would be appreciated.

Thank you!

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 Posted 04/16/2021  03:48 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Eligius to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Not a coin but a piece of childrens play money, modeled after a 1873 -1916 German Mark. Probably made around 1920 because it is iron. Earlier, pre WWI ones, were usually made of copper or brass. Other values were made as well, using other coins as an example. All were made using the same size planchets.
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 Posted 04/16/2021  05:35 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add John1 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
to CCF.
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 Posted 04/16/2021  07:05 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Spence to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
@salt, first welcome to CCF. Second, I agree with @eligius that you have a game token, or "spiel marke"--a fun find!
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 Posted 04/16/2021  08:04 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Saltarello to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Thank you all! That makes quite a bit of sense, and I appreciate your time.

I'm looking forward to learning more about the other coins that were in the box.

Many thanks!
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