Latest Submission... NotGeld!
I just got a pretty eclectic submission back from PCGS. A couple observations from this one:
- Turnaround was pretty great actually. Received at PCGS on 11/16/2023, back to me on 01/09/2024. Everything was logged into their system quickly and moved along with no hold ups anywhere. TrueViews were ready shortly after grades became available.
- I had a customer service question - I wanted to make sure my voucher was applied. This was answered over a few days via email. No stress.
- TrueViews are not as good as in the past. Noticed this in my most recent past submission as well. The pictures are accurate but not all that much better than what I think I can do on my own....
Anyway, on to the coins!
In the past, I got intrigued by this modern wildman representation from Thale am Harz in Germany made in 1921 as notgeld, or emergency money after WWI in Germany. This is a quarter sized piece made of zinc.
Neat motif, but the zinc had oxidized a bit. So I was looking for a new piece, and some of the other coins in this same series. Anyway, I bid on a set of these - unseen! - from a foreign auction and here is what I got!
Anyway, neat little group in great condition. I wonder who saved these coins and when? As you can sort of appreciate, some of these are almost proof like with some frosted features and mirrored fields.
The same sale also had some of these same coins in silver - which I haven't seen much before (just one of the 50 pfennig Wildman in a Stack's auction recently). There was a complete set, but I won two of these - the toning makes these a lot more beautiful!
If anyone has a silver 25 pfennig piece let me know!
These pieces are pretty far off the regular numismatic path, but I get a kick out of them. Post your notgeld!
My current "Box of 20"