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Offline Budapest

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German New Guinea: 1 Mark with incuse 'N' added
« on: May 27, 2020, 04:25:08 PM »
Hi,
I do not know if this is the right place to ask but does anybody knows anything about German New Guinea 1 Mark with additional N mark added to the lower right side below the wreath? See picture.
Thank you for any information.

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Re: German New Guinea: 1 Mark with incuse 'N' added
« Reply #1 on: May 27, 2020, 05:27:40 PM »
The N is incuse, indicating that it was punched in outside the mint. It is well placed, so it may have been done by a pro, e.g. a jeweller. Personally, I dislike the flat spot at 11 o'clock and the pinholes. Are there pinholes on the other side also?

One possibility is that the N stands for Nachahmung (imitation in German).

Peter
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Re: German New Guinea: 1 Mark with incuse 'N' added
« Reply #2 on: May 27, 2020, 05:44:06 PM »
Thank you for the information.
Attached please find the other side.
The measurements are identical with the authentic German Mark. Also they are almost identical in my digital scale (5.49 g the original Mark and 5.47 for the New Guinea Mark; maybe my scale is not 100% exact). It has a "silver sound". But I cannot exclude that it is not genuine. Nachahmung is a plausible suggestion.

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Re: German New Guinea: 1 Mark with incuse 'N' added
« Reply #3 on: May 27, 2020, 08:02:38 PM »
Those are all encouraging signs. I hope I was wrong.

Peter
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