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Germany 2 Pfennig  1873 to 1916
Germany 2 Pfennig 1873 to 1916

Most of the old pfennig coins from the German Empire are pretty well beat-up today. Not so for the one in the picture. Isn't it a beauty?

In worn condition your 1875 2 pfenning catalogs for less than $1 US Dollar. These coins are very common in lower grades. The D or E mint mark does not change the value very much.

If your coin happens to look like the one in the picture, I'd figure $10 at least for a retail price because it is such a nice looking coin. A coin dealer would buy the coin from you for about one-half of retail.

The vast majority of dates and mint marks in this series comply with the values given below:
worn: less than $1 US Dollar approximate catalog value
average circulated: $1
well preserved: $15
fully uncirculated: $50

The 'good' dates and mint marks in the 2 pfennig series from the German Empire are listed below. The value after the date and mintmark is for an average circulated coin with no problems like scratches, spots, nicks or gouges.

1873A, worth $8 in average circulated condition
1873B, C, worth $60 or more average circulated
1873D, worth $25
1873F, G worth over $200
1874E, D, $20
1874H, $20
1875H, $8
1904E, G, $7
1904J, $10
1913G, $10
1914F, $45
1914G, $9
1914J, $6
1915E, $15

And, if you happen to have an 1877B, that one catalogs for 100s of dollars even in well worn condition.

All values on this page are catalog values. Catalog values are related to real, actual values by the formulas given on our Important Terminology page (link at upper left).

If your coin is dated after 1904, the eagle on the reverse looks slightly different.

Coin: 857 , Genre: Central Europe North South
Requested by: jim, Sat, 01-Aug-2009 21:25:53 GMT
Answered by: Chris, Wed, 15-May-2013 14:38:57 GMT
Appraisal updated by Chris - Appraisal OK, Sun, 21-Apr-2013 17:25:43 GMT
Requester description: deutsches reich 1875 2 pfennig on the front. on the back an egal with a sheild the letter e at the bottom and a crown above the egals head
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