GERMANY-WEIMAR REPUBLIC

The Weimar Republic is the name given  by historians to the parliamentary republic established in 1919 in Germany. In 1933 it was usually seen as the end of the Weimar Republic and the beginning of Hitler's Third Reich.



PORCELAIN COIN


This attractive 50 Pfennig brown porcelain coin was issued by the City of Lippstadt in Germany.  The 1921 dated piece was issued during the period economic chaos and coin shortages that followed Germany’s defeat in World War I.  Many communities and companies issued their own money which circulated locally and was sold to collectors.  The reverse features a medieval nobleman with his sword. The obverse includes the denomination, date and a rose which has been the symbol of the city since the 13th century.


 

Stadtlengsfeld is a small town in the Rhon mountains in Thuringia, Germany.  In 2008 it had a population of only about 2650.  The porcelain factory in the town was founded in 1889. In 1921 the porcelain works produced 25 and 50 Pfennig coins for the town in an unusual grey porcelain.   The 25 Pfennig is 24mm.  The reverse depicts crossed hammers and a high voltage porcelain insulator, which was one of the products produced at the porcelain factory. The 50 Pfennig is 26mm and depicts a sprouting Oak sprig on the reverse.







The City of Meissen issued beautiful white porcelain 20 Mark coin dated 1921.  The coin features a mother-figure protecting her many children. The obverse features the arms of the city and the crossed swords mark of the Meissen Porcelain Works (Staatliche Porzellan-Manufaktur Meissen GmbH ) which manufactured the coin.  The size varies from about 38 to 40mm.







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