Sunday, December 30, 2012

Metal Detecting - Coins - Pfennig

Metal detecting is teaching my son a little about history as well as developing his reading and research skills.

He recently found this 50 pfenning coin from 1921 in a farm field near our house in Germany.

After some research he found that the coin is made of aluminum and was constructed during the hyperinflation period between World War I and World War II. This was a period of time when money was more valuable as fuel for fires than as currency.

This coin is relatively easy to find through dealers and worth around $1-$5 today depending on the condition.



This post is linked to:
Saturday Show and Tell

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