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Offline ZYV

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Small & simple German token from Singen
« on: July 11, 2019, 02:20:38 PM »
Really small: 1.48 g, 17.7 mm.
I can find information only about Singen Singen - Wikipedia

What can be said about the token, please?
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Re: Small & simple German token from Singen
« Reply #1 on: July 11, 2019, 04:22:00 PM »
The entry in Menzel 2018
TTT = Other issuers
WZ = Wert Zeichen (Value)
o.J. = Ohne Jahr (Without year)
bds = both sides
Ms = Messing, Brass
Baumaterialienhandlung = Dealer in building materials

It is Notgeld so dating from ca 1916 - 1922

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Re: Small & simple German token from Singen
« Reply #2 on: July 11, 2019, 04:23:33 PM »
Thank you, dear Henk!

What can be said how the token was used?
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Re: Small & simple German token from Singen
« Reply #3 on: July 11, 2019, 04:31:15 PM »
I think these tokens were given as change and could also be used at other local establishments . It was a replacement for the regal coins that had vanished from circulation as these were hoarded because of the War and the resulting inflation. This was especially the case for the silver coins of 1/2 Mark and up.

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Re: Small & simple German token from Singen
« Reply #4 on: July 11, 2019, 07:34:29 PM »
Thank you, dear Henk, one more time!
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Re: Small & simple German token from Singen
« Reply #5 on: July 11, 2019, 10:53:37 PM »
I found a building constructed for Brödler & Cie on Scheffelstraße in Singen. It was constructed in 1886 and demolished in 1975. See here (link in German).

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