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1918 Luxembourg 5 centimes KM 30
« on: September 20, 2018, 09:29:56 PM »
Added a somewhat nice coin to the collection  :)
Metal: Iron
2.5 grams, 18mm - Stuttgart mint

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Re: 1918 Luxembourg 5 centimes KM 30
« Reply #1 on: September 29, 2018, 10:50:06 AM »
Imagine the scene: a little girl, Marie-Adélaïde sits on a beach, to her left, a big bully called Wilhelm, behind her a wiry but muscled, agitated guy, red in the face, white-skinned and with cold blue feet. Wilhelm and the red-white-blue guy are having a very serious fight. Both hardly see the little girl and wouldn't care if they trample her.

That's what the first world war looked to Luxembourg and that's what you see on your coin. The arms of Luxembourg are there, but not the name of the grand-duchess. The mint is German, the denomination French. It's a cry for survival. Read more here.

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

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Re: 1918 Luxembourg 5 centimes KM 30
« Reply #2 on: September 29, 2018, 11:52:52 PM »
Thank you Peter! ;D
You paint pictures with your words  :)