Germany 1\2 mark 1919

Hi, I have a 1919 German half mark. I know there is already a page for it. I'm just curious,  why did the mint/government continued to make the coin in silver while everything around them was going to pot? Any info is appreciated, thanks.

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  • Hello! Interesting question,my friend. My personal opinion is that the german government,after the fall(abdication) of the ''kaiser''(emperor) Wilhelm II,on 18 nov.1918,tried to continue making the things like up to then... But they just couldn't do this for a long time!... So,in the begining of 1919 the old type coins were minted. Another possible explanation is that at the end of the year 1918,the dies with the millessime 1919 were already prepared for the mintage. So,they just put it on work...

    Andi 👋

    • Andi Pasculescu Hi, thanks for the reply! That era is always inteesting to examine.

  • Here is our page on these coins, with description and approximate catalog value:


    • Paul Richards Hi, thanks for the reply!

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