1894 DEUTSCH NEU GUINEA 1 MARK SILVER COIN WILLHELM II

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This is a very rare and highly sought after example of this coin. The intricate design work on the Bird of Paradise is truly magnificent.

In 1889 the German Reich moved to take over what is known today as Papua New Guinea. Under the management of the German New Guinea’s Company, Imperial Reserve in Oceania. The actual area sought under the control of the German Reich also included apart from German Samoa, all territories located in what was referred to as the South Pacific German Colonies.

The coin has some very light marks and scratches but the rim and the overall quality is extremely good for a coin that is more than 120 years old.

Investors and collectors alike should look very carefully as examples of this quality are quite hard to come by.

Please feel free to email with any questions. PCGS certification is available at cost.

 

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Design

DEUTSCH NEUGUINEA

Coins for the Foreign Office

Silver 900/1000 – 90 percent pure silver

Weight: 5.556 grams

1 Neu-Guinea Mark 1894 A, Berlin

Obverse: NEU-GUINEA COMPAGNIE, 1 NEU-GUINEA MARK 1894

Reverse: Paradiesvogel – Bird of Paradise

Minted: Emil Weigand, Berlin; Rv: Otto Schultz, Berlin

Catalogue: Jaeger 705, KM# 5

History

* Colonies of the German Empire listed in the southern Pacific:

Kaiserwilhelmsland and the Bismarck Archipelago (Solomon Islands, Marshall Islands, Caroline Islands)
German New Guinea (Deutsch-Neuguinea) (1884–1914) and Micronesia (later incorporated into the German New Guinea)
Kaiser-Wilhelmsland
Bismarck Archipelago (Bismarck-Archipel)
German Solomon Islands or Northern Solomon Islands (Salomonen or Nördliche Salomon-Inseln) (1885–1899)
Bougainville Island (Bougainville-Insel) (1888–1919)
Nauru (1888–1919)
Marshall Islands (Marschall-Inseln) (1885–1919)
Mariana Islands (Marianen) (1899–1919) – present-day Northern Mariana Islands
Caroline Islands (Karolinen) (1899–1919) – present-day Federated States of Micronesia and Palau
German Samoa (Deutsch-Samoa) (1899–1914) – present-day Samoa

*some information taken from Wikipedia for the purposes of education

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