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Coin - Tally token, 10 Pfennig, German New Guinea (Papua New Guinea), 1894 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 14432

Bronze 10 Pfennig coin issued by the German New Guinea Company converted to a tally piece by KGT. Struck at the Berlin mint, Germany. This coin was issued by the German New Guinea Company but has been used, perhaps as a shift work or tally token, by a company with the initials FGT soon after issue.
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 1976
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 30 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 9.761 g (Weight)
Dimension Comment: holed

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Themes this item is part of: Numismatics & Philately Collection
Primary Classification: COINS
Secondary Classification: German New Guinea (Papua New Guinea)
Tertiary Classification: working strikes
Series: German New Guinea
DateEra: 1894 AD
Obverse Description: Within wreath, 10 / NEU GUINEA / PFENNIG / 1894; above, NEU GUINEA COMPAGNIE; below, the mint mark for Berlin "A"
Note: Large circular hole through denomination counterstamped K / G T
Reverse Description: Bird of Paradise standing on branch with tail displayed
Edge Description: Plain
Shape: round
Material: Bronze
Issued By: German New Guinea Company, Papua New Guinea, 1894
Mint: Berlin (Mint), Germany, 1884
References: cf KM#3
  1. [Book], Mr Colin Bruce - Krause Publications, Standard Catalogue of World Coins 1801 - 1900, 2006, 335 Pages

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