Coin and Paper Money Collecting/Deutschland coin 1950

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Hi There. I have a 50 coin from 1950 (f. Can someone please tell me the value for such a coin if any?

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1950 was one of the first years that the new Bundesrepublik Deutschland began to put out coins.  It is thus a very common coin and unlikely has any numismatic value.  So it's value is entirely in its face value.  You have the 50 pfennig, so a 1/2 mark. Germany went off the mark quite some time ago and switched to the Euro.  I think the mark was worth between 2 and 3 to the dollar so the 50 pfennig would be around a quarter.  I don't think would be able to trade it in anywhere but in Germany, but I think German banks will still accept old marks for trade into Euro, Jim Lawniczak

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Jim Lawniczak

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I will answer your questions about encased coins (lucky pennies), which are advertising and event tokens with coins, unually cents, struck with the token.

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Long time collector of encased coins and author of several articles on encased coins.

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TAMS, ECI (Encased Collectors International)

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TAMS -- several articles on encased coins, in particular the encased coins of the 1901 Buffalo Pan American Exposition
Casement -- many articles on encased coins

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