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Nonmortuus

Does anyone collect German Empire coins?

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As the title, I have picked up a few Marks over the last year and wondered if anyone else collected them?

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They are extremely attractive coins! Might buy one or two in the future.

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I can't say I seriously collect them, but when I nice one falls into my possession I tend to keep them in my "tangents" album. Particularly the crown size ones - I see I have 12 so far - Prussia, Bavaria, Wurtemburg, Frankfurt and early Empire so far.

Some of them are very handsome - better designs than most of the modern RM stuff.

 

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Good to see other people like them too! I will post some pictures of mine when I get around to taking them.

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I love a book and purchased at a whim "Grosser Deutscher Munzkatalog" 1800 onwards. I have a few coins picked up over the years which I enjoy and wanted to expand on Krause's offerings. I look forward to pictures and further discussion.

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Yes -- German federal coins from 1871 onwards.

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7 hours ago, Peter said:

I love a book and purchased at a whim "Grosser Deutscher Munzkatalog" 1800 onwards. I have a few coins picked up over the years which I enjoy and wanted to expand on Krause's offerings. I look forward to pictures and further discussion.

I don't have anything rare, in fact the ones I have are all pretty common, 1914 A Mark etc but I I love the design and some of them seem to pick up exceptional toning.

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I think this thread needs som pictures - here are some of mine.

First - probably my favourite - Frankfurt:

 

Frankfurt Thaler 1860 2 Red.JPG

Frankfurt Thaler 1860 1 Red.JPG

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This is Bavaria:

 

Bavaria 1914 3M 1 Red.JPG

Bavaria 1914 3M 2 Red.JPG

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..and finally for now, Wurtemburg:

 

Wurtemburg 1875 5M 2 Red.JPG

Wurtemburg 1875 5M 1 Red.JPG

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I have finally got around to taking some pictures, I will upload a few this weekend if I get chance.

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@Nonmortuus

Couple that I have below - a bit of reflection and opening multiple collecting fronts doesn't work for me 😆 but they are just nice things in themselves so never parted. 

Sourcing them is trickier than it probably should be too I think, I assume in the past a lot of them showed up on eBay UK, so it got to routing through ma-shops and that wasn't the best place in the world to be either. 

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