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Inverted anchor cross. A cross with slightly widened ends, with two anchor flukes coming out of the top and curving left and right, also with slightly widened ends.







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  • 1975 Germany 5 Deutsche Mark (Cancelled)

    1975 Germany 5 Deutsche Mark (Cancelled)

    A coin whose story didn’t end when it was demonetised This is my entry for Day 7 “G” of the Blogging from A-Z April Challenge!G = Germany. East and West Map of Germany showing West Germany (Green) and East Germany (Orange), from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/German_reunification Following WWII, Germany, even more than most countries, needed to rebuild. Germany was…

  • 1916 German East Africa 20 Heller

    1916 German East Africa 20 Heller

    A German coin from colonial-era Africa German East Africa The German East Africa Company (German: Deutsch-Ostafrikanische Gesellschaft, abbreviated DOAG) was a chartered colonial organization which brought about the establishment of German East Africa, a territory which eventually comprised the areas of modern Tanzania, Burundi, and Rwanda. The Company originated in 1884 as the Gesellschaft für…

  • Aachen 12 Heller 1794

    Aachen 12 Heller 1794

    Aachen today, is a city in western Germany, on the border with both Belgium and the Netherlands. Aachen is famous for its spas, it’s cathedral and as the burial place of Charlemagne. In 1794, Aachen issued this 12 Heller coin: The coin is somewhat worn, and the top line is almost completely missing. It should…

  • German 50 Pfennig Werth Marke

    German 50 Pfennig Werth Marke

    Werth-Marke or Wert-Marke (as one or two words, with or without the “h”) tokens are generic German tokens. Used in hotels, institutions, prisons and elsewhere. Here is one worth 50 Pfennig: Generic tokens have been used all over the world. They are a cost effective way of using tokens in your business without the extra…