Porcelain Notgeld Weimar Republic Coins

Just picked these up today. Not very familiar with such coins but they are very nice and interesting. I guess you get porcelain coins when you have run away inflation. Is there a collector base for such coins?

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  • PokermandudePokermandude Posts: 2,575 ✭✭✭


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  • STLNATSSTLNATS Posts: 1,634 ✭✭✭

    Since there's no denomination, can I assume that these are actually medals? My understanding is that the porcelain pieces - whether carrying a denomination or not - didn't circulate but generally were sold to collectors as fund raisers. In any case very nice examples that used to have a reasonable following; can't speak to how popular they are at present.

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  • 291fifth291fifth Posts: 16,655 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Interesting items but also a good example of an area in which I have absolutely no feel for the market. Is there a collector base for these in Germany?

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  • Timbuk3Timbuk3 Posts: 9,058 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Cool !!! B)

  • jdmernjdmern Posts: 80 ✭✭

    All of the pieces shown are technically Porcelain medals, not Notgeld, of the Weimar period. However, there is a huge overlap in the collectors of these and the collectors of Notgeld. There is a good market for these, but most of the pieces shown are not particularly scarce types. For instance, the 1922 piece with the woman with outstretched arms among crosses is a type honoring the German war dead of WWI. This type will usually sell for between $10-$15,

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  • WindycityWindycity Posts: 2,971 ✭✭✭

    Thanks for information. Very helpful.

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  • SaorAlbaSaorAlba Posts: 5,835 ✭✭✭✭✭

    The only ones made nominally to circulate were in Saxony - but they quickly lost value and never really circulated.

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  • jdmernjdmern Posts: 80 ✭✭

    There are actually many other porcelain pieces nominally made to circulate (Freiburg, Altenberg, Boldixum, ect.), but like the Saxony pieces, actual circulation was limited or non existent

    J.D. Meunier

    Boardwalk Numismatics

  • 1960NYGiants1960NYGiants Posts: 2,982 ✭✭✭

    Aren't pieces with engraved #'s like the one with 14902 some sort of lottery token?


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  • pruebaspruebas Posts: 2,013 ✭✭✭✭

    I’ve always wondered why I have never seen circulated examples.

  • JBKJBK Posts: 3,984 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited April 9, 2018 9:19AM

    They are nice, I have a few, but not all ceramic pieces were notgeld. As was mentioned, some were lottery "tickets", presumably for some sort of fundraiser.

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