The history of the German state has always been brightand dynamic. One ruler succeeded another, old coins were replaced by new and actual ones. It would be wrong to talk about Germany and its coins not in the context of the history of the state.
Periodization of the history of Germany. Coins
Coins of Germany can be divided into 5 historical periods:
- The German Empire (1971-1918).
- Weimar Republic (1919-1933).
- The Third Reich (1933-1945).
- GDR (1949-1990).
- West Germany (1949-1990).
All coins of these periods are of valuefor real numismatists. Collectors are trying to collect coins of a particular period or region of Germany, so as a result a full collection is obtained.
Prices for German coins are not too high. This allows even novice numismatists to take part in collecting. The most valuable money in the history of Germany is coins from the period of the Third Reich, which were issued in the occupied territories.
Coins of Germany before 1918
The period of the history of Germany until 1918 isempire. For 47 years of its existence hundreds of thousands of coins were minted. All of them are completely different in terms of their territorial affiliation, par value, price component and the material from which they are made. From these indicators, the direct price for German coins depends.
Coins and stamps of Germany before 1918 par value2-3-5 stamps were minted with portraits of the dukes. The reverse was the same for all coins. It depicted the imperial eagle of the German Empire and the text of DEUTSCHES REICH.
The coins of Germany until 1918 are made of gold and silver of the 900th test. The most valuable of them are:
- 2 stamps of 1901 (silver);
- 10 grades of 1878 (gold);
- 20 marks of 1872 year (gold).
It is noteworthy that the third coin was a weight of 9 grams and was issued with a circulation of up to 100 copies. This indicates a high demand for a coin and its high price in the market.
History of fascist coins of Germany
The history of the Third Reich (1933-1945) is full of dramatic and rich historical events. You can not perceive money and their value without interest in the historical context.
Numismatists estimate the coins of the Third Reich very high and expensive. Coins of fascist Germany were called pfennigami.
The first coin issued by Hitler in 1933 is the four Reichspfennig. It is embroidered with the standard for Germany eagle and a new fascist swastika. She adorned German money until 1945.
In 1933, they stopped minting German money fromsilver and steel used cheap metals for coins. However, the Germans did not abandon the coinage of gold coins. It is the gold coins of the Third Reich that are of great value for numismatists. They are in limited quantities and have an average weight of 5 grams of pure gold.
There are very rare coins of the Third Reich with a picture on the obverse of Adolf Hitler.
Coins of the Federal Republic of Germany
Once the holistic German state wasis divided due to political ambitions and military clashes. Now the FRG and the GDR were separately politically and financially. On the territory of the GDR were introduced into the use of the brand, and in Germany - pfennigi.
The monetary history of the FRG (1949-1990) began with the monetary reform in 1949. Pfennigi were approved as the main coin of the republic.
The most valuable coins of the history of the GDR were issued in 1949. These were the first and memorable specimens, which were minted in a limited edition.
The greatest activity of coinage in the FRG wastimed to the 1972 Olympic Games. They were bought for memory and as gifts for loved ones. It was a boom and a peak of activity for numismatists and collectors. The coin actively dispersed not only on the territory of the republic, but also abroad.
Coins of the German Democratic Republic
Until 1949, the territory of the GDR was representedas money Reichsmark, the ranks and marks of the Allied Command. It would be wrong if three units of the national currency were equal among themselves in everyday life. This is inconvenient and impractical.
German brands of the GDR era do not have a high cost. The starting price of such coins is 20 rubles. Such a pricing policy will allow collecting even novice numismatists.
The most expensive coin of the GDR is 10 marks1981, which were used as a probe for coinage of serial coins. It was dedicated to the "700th anniversary of the Berlin Mint" and made of pure silver.
Jubilee coins of Germany
In the history of Germany there are moments that are captured not only on the pages of textbooks, but also on public money.
Most commemorative German coins are notwere issued in large numbers. The exception is the coins that were minted for the 1972 Munich Olympics. Then it was released about 30 000 thousand copies. In view of this excitement and mass around the commemorative coins, the price is low.
German coins commemorative are inexpensive and are available to a wide range of numismatists.
- 20 marks of 1971 are issued for the 100th anniversary of the birth of Henry. The price is 300-400 rubles.
- 20 marks of 1972 are issued in honor of Friedrich von Schiller. The price is 300-400 rubles.
- 20 marks of 1973 are issued in honor of Otto Grotewohl. The price is 300-350 rubles.
Jubilee coins of Germany are in demand from private collectors of German history and now.
Are stamps a catch or a hobby?
A collector is not always someone who doesselflessly and for the sake of pleasure. Now, collecting antique coins is one of the varieties of business that is actively developing with the help of the Internet.
Let's think about it. Trial coins of the Third Reich were published in a limited edition and of great value. At the moment, there is not and is not a possibility to strike additional test coins from the period of the Third Reich once again. They will only become more expensive. The owners of these coins will be only richer.
Coins, brands of Germany now is not only a hobby, but also a reasonable investment in the future.
We discussed the difficult historical path of Germanyand bank notes that are associated with the state. The dynamic history of Germany allows you to see a large number of exclusive and commemorative coins in the market that were minted in honor of the event or a great person. They are in good demand among numismatists in connection with affordable price and quality. On the Internet you can see dozens of sites called "German coins", which provide an opportunity to make a purchase operation. This indicates the relevance of German coins in the market.
Modern euro-coins of Germany not less thanquality. Now more and more numismatists are buying up modern German coins. For them, a separate place in the collector's album has long been prepared. Modern coins are now sold in their nominal equivalent. Once they become a history of German coinage, for which customers are willing to pay more.
Remember that collecting coins is a hobby that can bring you good money. Collect intelligently, with interest and profitable.