German New Guinea, Circulation Strikes 1894-1895
German New Guinea (now Papua New Guinea) was a German protectorate from 1884 to 1914, when Australia invaded the territory after Britain's declaration of war against Germany. In 1894 and 1895, the administrator of the territory, the Neu-Guinea Compagnie (New Guinea Company) issued a series of coins ranging in value from 1 Pfennig up to 20 Marks. All denominations above 2 Pfennig feature a Bird of Paradise (most likely the Emperor of Germany Bird of Paradise) and the coins are generally perceived as among the most beautiful ever produced. The large 5 Mark coin is particularly impressive and is difficult to locate in top condition. The 10 and 20 Mark coins are inherently rare because of their low mintages.
Notes: This set has bonuses. Please see the Set Composition for a listing.
All-Time Finest (All Eras)
|Rank||Set Name||% Complete||GPA Weighted||GPA with Top
|1||RW German Colonial Set||77.78%||64.86||65.00||35.00|