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Topical Collections: Bears - Germany


German States-Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel, Friedrich Ulrich (1613-1634), 1/24 Thaler (Groschen), 1618, Titles of Matthias I (1612-1619)
* D · MENSCHEN · G · I · SVS
Bear paws on shield in inner circle
· MATI · D · G : R · I · S · A · 16_18
Legend surrounding imperial orb inscribed with Z4
Plain edge
18mm x 19mm, 1.13g, Silver
Mintage: Unknown
KM 80; Welter 1307


Germany-Anhalt-Bernburg, Viktor II Friedrich (1721-1765), 1 Pfenning, 1754, Johann Gottfried Siegel as Mintmaster
(No legend)
Crowned bear walking left on castle ramparts
* I * / PFENNING / SCHEIDE / MVNTZ / 1754 / • * •
Legend without border
Plain edge
21mm x 22mm, 2.30g, Copper
Mintage: Unknown
KM 25.1


Germany-Anhalt-Bernburg, Friedrich Albrecht (1765-1796), 1-1/2 Pfennig, 1776, Heinrich Christian and Andreas Siegel as Mintmasters
(No legend)
Crowned bear walking left on castle ramparts
* 1 1/2 * / PFENNIG / F • A • B • S • M / 1776 / S
Legend within floral border
Plain edge
22mm, 3.68g, Copper
Mintage: Unknown
KM 56


Germany-Anhalt-Bernburg, Viktor II Friedrich (1721-1765), 3 Pfenning, 1753, Johann Gottfried Siegel as Mintmaster
PERRVMPENDVM
Crowned bear walking left on castle ramparts
* 3 * / PFENNING / F • A • B • L • M • / 1753 / • * •
Legend without border
Plain edge
23mm x 24mm, 6.10g, Copper
Mintage: Unknown
KM 38.1
Ex eBay Auction, April 2002


Germany-Anhalt-Bernburg, Viktor II Friedrich (1721-1765), 1/48 Thaler, 1754, Johann Gottfried Siegel as Mintmaster
(No legend)
Crowned bear walking left on castle ramparts
* 48 * / EINEN / THALER / 1760 / *
Legend without border
Plain edge
16mm x 17mm, 0.98g, Billon (high silver content)
Mintage: Unknown
KM 52


Germany-Anhalt-Bernburg, Viktor II Friedrich (1721-1765), 1/24 Thaler, 1754, Johann Gottfried Siegel as Mintmaster
(No legend)
Crowned bear walking left on castle ramparts
* 24 * / EINEN / THALER / 1760 / *
Legend without border
Plain edge
18mm, 1.40g, Billon
Mintage: Unknown
KM 53


German States-Anhalt-Bernburg, Alexius Friedrich Christian (1796-1834), 2/3 Thaler, 1808, Hans Schluter (1795-1821) as Mintmaster
(No legend)
Crowned bear walking left on castle ramparts in beaded circle
* ALEXIUS FRIED · CHRISTIAN HERZOG ZU ANHALT
Legend surrounding XX / EINE FEINE / MARK / 1808 / · H · S ·
Security edge
33mm x 34mm, 14.00g, 0.833 Silver, 0.3757 ASW
Mintage: Unknown
KM 72
Ex WCNC, eBay, March 2001


Germany-Anhalt-Bernburg, Alexius Friedrich Christian (1796-1834),1/24 Thaler, 1822
(No legend)
Crowned bear walking left on castle ramparts
H · ANH · BERNB · LANDES · MUNZE
Legend surrounding 24 / EINEN / THALER / 1822
Plain edge
16mm, 1.60g, Silver
Mintage: Unknown
KM 79
Ex Münzenhandlung Dirk Löbbers, November 2009

Note: Krause lists this issue as 1.98g, .350 Silver, .0234 ASW


Germany-Anhalt-Bernburg, Alexander Carl (1834-1863), 1/6 Thaler, 1862
HERZOGTHUM ANHALT-BERNBURG *
Crowned bear walking right on castle ramparts
CLXXX EIN PFUND FEIN
Legend surrounding 6 / EINEN / THALER / 1862 / A
Edge lettering: ANHALT ~*~ GOTT ~*~ SEGNE ~*~
5.34g, 0.520 Silver, 0.0892oz ASW
Mintage: 60,000
KM 87
Ex eBay Auction, 2000


Germany-Aachen, 10 Pfennig, 1920
STADT-AACHEN / 1920
Bear standing facing
NOTMÜNZE / PFENNIG
Legend surrounding large 10
Plain edge
21mm, 3.31g, Steel
Menzel, Deutsche Notmünzen, 54.1


Germany-Aachen, 10 Pfennig, 1920
STADT-AACHEN / 1920
Bear standing facing
NOTMÜNZE / PFENNIG
Legend surrounding large 10
Plain edge
21mm, 3.37g, Steel
Menzel, Deutsche Notmünzen, 54.1


Germany-Bayern, 20 Pfennig (Notgeld), Undated
TIERGARTEN / EISBÄREN
Polar bears in zoo 
NÜRNBERG-FÜRTHER * STRASSENBAHN *
Legend surrounding inner circle containing 20 / PFENNIG
Plain edge
24mm across the flats, 1.24g, Aluminum
Mintage: Unknown
Peter Menzel, Deutsche Notmünzen, 10406.39
Ex Numismatik Lanz, December 2010


Germany-Berlin, Token, 1987, 750th Anniversary Commemorative
1237 | 1987 / BERLIN
Crowned rampant bear left in front of building
STAATSBANK / DER / DDR ------- VEB MÜNZE / DER / DDR
Legend in six lines
Plain edge
27mm across the flats, 12.27g, Copper
Ex Swiss dealer, Private Sale, February 2002


Germany-Aachen, 25 Pfennig, 1921
(No legend)
Bear seated facing, head right
STADT-AACHEN / • 1921 •
Legend surrounding large 25
Plain edge
24mm, 5.15g, Steel
Ex Allan Berman, CICF, 2009





Germany, (Game?) Counter, Undated
(No legend)
Bear walking left
SPIEL / MARKE
Legend in wreath
Plain edge
27mm, 5.97g, Bronze