German Ten Pfennig

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Date:1875

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German copper-nickel 10 pfennig, 1875

Diameter 20mm

The obverse features a large central '10' with 'PFENNIG' inscribed below. Around the outside are the words 'DEUTSCHES REICH 1875'. The reverse features the coat of arms for the German Empire (1871-1918). This consists of a large eagle with a crown above bearing a shield with a smaller eagle on its chest. The smaller eagle holds a sceptre and orb in its claws and also bears a shield on its chest. The 'H's at either side of the eagle's tail are the mintmark for Darmstadt.

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Donor ref:LEAMG : M995.1926.181 (66/16716)

Source: Leamington Spa Art Gallery and Museum

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