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Offline Figleaf

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Austria, 5 groschen 1937
« 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, 5 groschen 1937
« Reply #1 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? ;)

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Re: Austria, 5 groschen 1937
« Reply #2 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, 5 groschen 1937
« Reply #3 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, 5 groschen 1937
« Reply #4 on: October 24, 2019, 03:22:30 PM »
Interesting find.