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Offline bgriff99

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Re: German war tokens
« Reply #60 on: July 17, 2017, 08:08:34 PM »
Peter, Kastenmaennche is using a diminutive for men, thus the coins are "little men in the box".    The magician is not in front of, but in the box, himself a little man in the box producing coins.     On paper notgeld that was a common theme, such as a picture of a tree with money growing on it instead of leaves, the money blowing down into the street, and a street sweeper sweeping it into a pile.    I made a whole collection of it at one coin show, a shoebox of all kinds for sale 15 cents apiece.    Later gave it away to a novice paper money collector, alas before the internet, scanners and WOC.

Offline Siberian Man

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Re: German war tokens
« Reply #61 on: November 08, 2017, 05:14:29 PM »
Wertheim.
Town in Baden-Wurttemberg. Population - about 22500.
50 pfennig.

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Re: German war tokens
« Reply #62 on: November 09, 2017, 08:55:32 PM »
The arms of Wertheim consist of a black spread demi-eagle in a gold field and three silver roses on an azure field. The arms were granted in 1306. The roses part are the arms of the erstwhile counts of Wertheim. Their castle is still overlooking the town. Today, Wertheim is the gateway to the Romantische strasse. It was on our itinerary for our honeymoon. Alas, long distance roads are seldom romantic, but Wertheim is a nice place to visit.

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