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Re: German war tokens
« Reply #45 on: April 19, 2015, 10:02:01 AM »
Solingen.
Big city in Nothern Rhein - Westphalia. Population: 159048.

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« Reply #46 on: April 19, 2015, 10:08:09 AM »
Sterkrade.
Settlement in Nothern Rhein - Westphalia until 1929. At 1929 Sterkrade was joined with Oberhausen and became the district of this town.

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« Reply #47 on: April 19, 2015, 10:14:02 AM »
Stettin.
Town in Poland. Was founded in the VIII century by Slavonic tribes. Stettin belonged to Germany till the end of the World War II. And then it was transferred to Poland.

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« Reply #48 on: April 19, 2015, 10:18:44 AM »
Weida.
Very small town in Thuringia. Population: 7733.

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« Reply #49 on: April 19, 2015, 10:27:24 AM »
Westphalia.
Historical area in Germany. Until 1180 belonged to the duchy of Saxony. At 1180 Wesphalia became a duchy. At 1803 Westphalia was joined to Hesse. At 1807-1813 Westphalia was independent Kingdom (ruler: king Gerome Bonaparte).

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« Reply #50 on: April 19, 2015, 10:34:13 AM »
Wiesbaden.
It is the capital of Hesse now. Population: 278919. At 1270-1866 Wiesbaden belonged to independent country - the duchy of Nassay. Since 1866 - Prussian possession.

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« Reply #51 on: April 19, 2015, 10:38:56 AM »
Worms.
Town in Rheinland-Pfalz. Population: 81736. Worms was founded by Celts about 2000 years ago.

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« Reply #52 on: April 19, 2015, 10:41:32 AM »
Witten.
rather big town in Nothern rhein - wesphalia. Population: 98233.

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« Reply #53 on: April 19, 2015, 10:42:15 AM »
That is all.

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Re: German war tokens
« Reply #54 on: April 19, 2015, 10:51:43 AM »
Very nice collection. :)  Side note: The Westfalen (Westphalia) pieces were not actually used as notgeld but primarily issued as fundraisers. As for the history of the territory, well, in the Napoleonic years the country was bigger, and much further east (Jérôme's residence was Kassel). When Prussia annexed Westphalia and made it a province (1815-1946), hence the term "Provinz Westfalen" on the pieces.

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« Reply #55 on: May 01, 2017, 05:55:12 PM »
Bonn.
5 pfennig 1917, zinc, weight - 1,5 g., size - 18 mm, mintage - 400000 pcs.

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« Reply #56 on: May 01, 2017, 05:56:12 PM »
Coblenz.
25 pfennig / two and half groschen 1921, iron. I like its design very much.

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« Reply #57 on: May 01, 2017, 05:56:52 PM »
Coburg (the town in Nothern Bavaria).
10 pfennig 1917.

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« Reply #58 on: July 16, 2017, 12:20:44 PM »
Munster.
Big town in Nothern Rhein - Westphalia. Population - about 280000. Munster was founded by emperor Charles the Great in 793.
10 pfennig 1918.

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Re: German war tokens
« Reply #59 on: July 17, 2017, 12:48:56 PM »
I like the 25 pfennig from Koblenz. On the obverse is the portrait of Joseph Görres who worked and died in Koblenz. His statue is in the park behind the Electoral palace of Koblenz, so he qualifies as a local hero. He'd never have made it on a coin, but he looks fine on the token.

A Kastenmännchen (literally: man of a box) is an archaic German term for coin. Originally, it was used for a coin of 2½ Groschen. That was the typical contribution for guilds. The contributions would be collected in a box (Zunftkasten or Guild box). If an artisan would receive such a coin, he could consider it as a candidate for the box. The man in the top hat in front of the box looks like a magician. He can hold three coins sticking together in each hand. Presumably, he uses magnetism, making this a funny social criticism of iron coins.

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