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Germany 1/2 Mark  1905 to 1919
Germany 1/2 Mark 1905 to 1919

You have a one-half mark silver coin from the old German Empire, Betty. The imperial eagle is shown on the front, with a crown above and a wreath around. The reverse is also decorated with a beautiful ornate wreath.

These coins contain 0.080 troy ounces of silver, so they can never be worth less than their silver value.

The details on these coins are exquisite, which makes them popular with collectors, because the wear on the coin is easily distinguished, and the grade is plain to even the slightly trained eye.

Unless called out specifically, coins are worth approximately the values called out below in the 'common dates' table. Read the read of the page to check if your date is listed as a better one!

COMMON DATES:
worn: $2
average circulated: $4
well preserved: $6
fully uncirculated: $40

BETTER DATES:
worn: $5
average circulated: $16
well preserved: $30
fully uncirculated: $125

The *better dates* include the following coins:
1906J
1907E
1907F
1908D
1908E
1909E
1909G
1909J
1911F
1911G
1911J
1912D
1912E
1912F
1913D
1913J
1914D
1917F
1917G
1917J
1918E
1918F
1918G
1918J
1919D
1919E
1919F
1919E

The *really good dates* are listed below, with the catalog values for coins in average circulated condition:

1908G: $50
1908F: $5000!
1908J: $40
1912J: $40

Read our 'Important Terminology' page on the top left in order to properly interpret the catalog values found on this page.

Coin: 3359 , Genre: Central Europe North South
Requested by: Betty, Sat, 13-Mar-2010 22:53:09 GMT
Answered by: Chris, Sat, 24-Aug-2013 19:11:51 GMT
Appraisal reviewed by CoinQuest. Appraisal ok., Sat, 24-Aug-2013 19:11:51 GMT
Requester description: 1906 has a bird on one side in a wreath and on the back it reads 1/2 mark in a wreath
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Comments

What does the letter F mean next to the date ? - cindy
Hi Cindy -- We do not know of any coins with 'F' next to the date. An 'F' may appear, however, on the side opposite the date. This is a mint mark, and indicates the location of the mint that produced the coin. On this German 1/2 mark, an 'F' mint mark means Stuttgart. Mint marks can dramatically affect values of collector coins, so be on the look-out for them. This is shown in the Better Dates listings on this page. - CoinQuest (Paul)

What are these coins made of? Silver? - DrillTrash
Yes. 0.080 troy ounces. - CoinQuest (Paul)

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