Certified Coins of the German Empire

Recently Added German Empire Coins

Coins of the German Empire (1871-1918), certified by PCGS, NGC or other reputable TPGs.

On January 18, 1871, rulers of the individual German states agreed to unify and create a new German Empire with Wilhelm I as Emperor.  Following unification, the coinage of the Empire became standardized as to denominations and types, though the individual states retained their identities on the denominations 2 Marks and above)

Minor coins (1 Pfennig to 1 Mark) circulated throughout the new Empire and replaced local currencies such as Hellers, Kreuzers, Groschen, and others.  Each coin bore a generic design that reinforced the concept of a German Empire in the minds of the general public.  Denominations of 2 Marks and above were state-specific, but shared a common reverse design.

The Imperial period covers the years from 1871 to 1918.

Some of the more popular German Imperial coins are the Half Mark and the 1 Mark.  Both were lengthy series issued over almost the entirety of the German Empire’s existence.  Both are silver.  The Half Mark is roughly the size of a U.S. Dime and the 1 Mark is the size of a U.S. Quarter Dollar.  Among the Half Marks, there is one coin (1908-F) that is a rarity — the rest are all very affordable, even in Mint State (Uncirculated) condition.  The key date in the 1 Mark series is the 1905-F, an extreme rarity in any condition.  For collectors looking for a real challenge, the 1 Mark series has it all.

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