German New Guinea, Circulation Strikes 1894-1895

Number of
Required Items
9
Current Finest
Possible Set Rating
68.077

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
Pop Bonuses
Set Rating
1 RW German Colonial Set 77.78% 64.86 65.00 35.00
2 Idris 55.56% 65.40 65.40 25.15
3 Johnjohn10 33.33% 66.67 67.67 15.62
4 pgrycuk 22.22% 62.50 62.50 09.62
5 brauerei 11.11% 63.00 63.00 04.85

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Current Finest

Rank Set Name % Complete GPA Weighted GPA with Top
Pop Bonuses
Set Rating
1 RW German Colonial Set 77.78% 64.86 65.00 35.00
2 Idris 55.56% 65.40 65.40 25.15
3 Johnjohn10 33.33% 66.67 67.67 15.62
4 pgrycuk 22.22% 62.50 62.50 09.62
5 brauerei 11.11% 63.00 63.00 04.85