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Offline protopoparcalita

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Austria, 1937 toy money set
« on: May 25, 2019, 01:10:14 PM »
I need help to identify these Schillings and Groschens
They are very small. I did not find details about them. Maybe you know.
I need help to identify these coins.
Thanks.


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Re: Austria, 1937 toy money set
« Reply #1 on: May 25, 2019, 01:27:40 PM »
Hello Protopoparcalita, and welcome to WoC !

Looking at the size and weight of your coins this must be playmoney. Looking at "Spielgeld" and "1937" i get for example this site, which seems to show very similar pieces, though no weight or size is given.

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Re: Austria, 1937 toy money set
« Reply #2 on: May 25, 2019, 01:41:14 PM »
Agreed, Spielgeld. Basically the four pieces are miniature versions of actual coins issued in the Austrofascist years, see these originals:
5 Groschen Austria 5 Groschen
50 Groschen Austria 50 Groschen
1 Schilling Austria 1 Schilling
2 Schilling (Franz Schubert) Austria 2 Schilling (Schubert)

Of these original coins, only the 2S piece is silver. So I guess the 1S "mini-piece" will be Cu-Ni as well ...

Christian

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Re: Austria, 1937 toy money set
« Reply #3 on: May 25, 2019, 01:45:37 PM »
Thank you very much, guys!.
I never thought that it could be Spielgeld.

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Re: Austria, 1937 toy money set
« Reply #4 on: October 24, 2019, 11:00:13 AM »
This cute little piece crossed my way in Brussels. I really liked the fantastic detail and the period style. In the end, it was included for free with some way less spectacular pieces. Can you guess why there was such a huge difference between the buyers' and the sellers' appreciation? No, it's not the die crack. >:D

9.7 mm, 0.4 gram, plated iron.

Peter
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Re: Austria, 1937 toy money set
« Reply #5 on: October 24, 2019, 11:11:13 AM »
No, it's not the die crack. >:D

The next line in your post seems to provide the clue ... Did the Austrians make minimuntsets back then? ;)

Christian

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Re: Austria, 1937 toy money set
« Reply #6 on: October 24, 2019, 01:49:58 PM »
It is a piece of childrens play money. Much scarcer than the original coin (17 mm copper-nickel and 3 grams)

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Re: Austria, 1937 toy money set
« Reply #7 on: October 24, 2019, 02:20:38 PM »
Quite so, Henk :) Doll House money. Not the plastic stuff with a mangled outline of Elisabeth II, but so detailed I could enlarge it without giving away that it is a really tiny copy. Cute, ain't it?

Peter
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Re: Austria, 1937 toy money set
« Reply #8 on: October 24, 2019, 03:22:30 PM »
Interesting find.