Probably no other field of numismatics presents quite the challenge that Germany does as a specialty. In terms of the numbers or types of coins issued and in terms of seeking out high grade examples of each, families have spent generations and never "completed" the collection. A basic catalog of German coins since 1600 is over 1,000 pages and has over 60,000 listings! More than enough to keep you active and searching for the rest of your life.
So why take on such an "impossible" task? One is the artwork: from the "Wild Man" or horse images of Brunswick to the modern commemorative issues of the Federal Republic, Germany has issued some beautiful examples of the engravers craft. Another is affordability: many minors can be had in XF for as little as $1.00 and even UNCS can be found for less than $5.00 each. And last but not least is history: from the proud accomplishments of the German States (such as Bavaria and Saxony) to the depths of the Third Reich, Germany has not just seen history but been centrally involved in almost all the major historic events of Europe.
There is also another advantage in collecting Germany: several great English language reference works. My favorite is the Standard Catalog of German Coins 1601 to Present, Including Colonial Issues compiled by N. Douglas Nicol and edited by Fred J. Borgmann. Published by Krause Publications, this telephone-book sized text will keep you collecting and learning for a long time. So relax, take your time, and enjoy looking through our inventory. And when you finish with the minors offered here, be sure to check the balance of our World Coin inventory for some of the fine Crowns and Colonial Era German coins we have to offer.
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