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Offline bart

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Free City of Danzig
« on: February 23, 2008, 10:19:25 AM »
I hope you enjoy my small collection of coins of this small autonomic state, which came into being following the Treaty of Versailles in 1920 and lasted until the annexation by Nazi-Germany in 1939.

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Re: Free City of Danzig
« Reply #1 on: February 23, 2008, 10:20:45 AM »
And 2 10-pfennig coins.

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Re: Free City of Danzig
« Reply #2 on: February 23, 2008, 07:29:44 PM »
The coins of Danzig are really hard to find, but you have a very nice collection there, Bart. It reminded me of the Berlin flea market: I saw a few imitations of the 5 gulden 1923-1927. They were well made, but not silver and the dealers were at least honest enough to ask only €25 (but they didn't say it was an imitation). I think they are made in China. I saw plenty of imitation "Chinese dollars" and they also went for €25.

Peter
An unidentified coin is a piece of metal. An identified coin is a piece of history.

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Re: Free City of Danzig
« Reply #3 on: February 23, 2008, 10:25:29 PM »
Here's a 1920 10pf Notgeld from Danzig - the zinc is badly corroded, and I think there was more of the design showing on the inside of the plastic 2x2 flip than there is on the coin itself:

http://homepages.ihug.co.nz/~translate/danzig/



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Re: Free City of Danzig
« Reply #4 on: February 23, 2008, 10:43:55 PM »
I've never seen this one. What a prize...

Peter
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Re: Free City of Danzig
« Reply #5 on: February 23, 2008, 10:49:18 PM »
Waw, that's an interesting piece!! I also never saw this one...

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Re: Free City of Danzig
« Reply #6 on: February 24, 2008, 06:44:17 AM »
Given the way it's corroding, I won't be able to see it either in a few more years ... :-(

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Re: Free City of Danzig
« Reply #7 on: February 24, 2008, 07:08:35 PM »
The dies for that 10 Pf coin, and the coins themselves, were made at a rifle/firearms factory in Danzig. ::) Those were issued before Danzig got the Gulden based currency in 1923 ...

Christian