The German coins as of 1871; i.e. German states, German Reich, emergency currency, German colonies, occupied territories (World War II), Gdansk, German Democratic Republic, Saarland, Federal Republic of Germany. Plus the current EURO coins and the 2- commemorative Euro coins issued by all member states; i.e. Andorra, Belgium, Estonia, Finland, France, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxemburg, Malta, Monaco, the Netherlands, Austria, Portugal, San Marino, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, the Vatican, Cyprus.
|German numismatics provides many exciting collection areas. In addition to the ever popular commemorative Euro coins of numerous participating countries, which have grown by new motifs owed to the Corona pandemic, more collectors have lately shown an interest in older and more expensive pieces.
The demand for the New Guinea mark, for instance, has increased considerably, which is why you will find higher quotations for nearly all coins of that collection area in this new 2022 MICHEL Coins. Whether bronze, silver or gold coins: All coins from New Guinea in excellent to good conditions have seen a notable increase in value.
For example, the appraisal of the 10-Mark coin MiNo. 8 in “excellent“ and in “mint” condition could be raised by € 5000 more than in the last edition of Coins Germany.
Photos: MiNo. 8 German New Guinea
Coin collectors of Germany and Euro-Zone, experts, dealers, thematic collectors, study groups, teachers
26th Edition, in colour
152 mm x 203 mm, paperback
On sale: 4 March 2022
The Michel Catalog Münzen Deutschland 2022 celebrates its 26th edition this year. By being published annually, it always provides collectors with the latest information about the collection area “German coins as of 1871“.
It also contains the side areas and the valid Euro coins of the Euro states that have been the currency in Germany since 2002. The Covid-19 pandemic had its effects on the coins issued in 2021 as well. There are several 2-Euro commemorative coins that explicitly honour the commitment of physicians and nurses. And the Year of 2022 will bring more commemorative coins, for instance German ones. The latest commemorative 2-Euro coins issued by all Euro countries in 2021 have again been included with their prices and numbers of issue for collectors of these special coins. This has made the MICHEL a reference work collectors of these areas cannot do without.
In 2022 another common issue of the member states of the European Monetary Union featuring the ”Erasmus Programme“ theme will be issued. This edition launches a change in the layout of the catalogue regarding the photos of the tails of the Euro currency coins. Originally it served the purpose of providing an overview of the images on the currency coins of the Euro countries in use, yet due to the multitude of commemorative 2-Euro coins the overview is no longer clear. We have therefore adapted it to its original purpose again, showing only the heads and tails of each currency coin as well as the images of the tails shared by several countries.
The tendency of the coin market to pay high prices for coins in superior condition and quality has continued. This is also reflected in the price quotations listed in this catalogue edition. Concerning gold coins, the development of the gold price has been taken into consideration as well. The price appraisals for the coins have been adjusted to the market conditions. To the extent that the numbers of issues of the Euro currency coins have been made known, these and the coins issued in 2021 have been included. This catalogue also contains a preview of the German coins projected to be issued in 2022 and the programme of issues for the Year 2023.
We want to thank all users of our catalogue for the information they provided for the processing of this new edition. And we especially appreciate the active support from the members of the Berufsverband des Deutschen Münzenfachhandels e.V. and the wealth of information we received from dealers.
Users of the MICHEL catalogs value the comprehensive and detailed listings of collectable items. The MICHEL catalogs are among the best in the world when it comes to details, comprehensiveness and illustration. MICHEL products have been awarded well over 600 medals (including 31 gold), diplomas and honorary prizes in the course of the company’s history. The expertise of the Schwaneberger publishing house’s staff is outstandingly represented in the MICHEL catalogs.
The colourful, varied range of products includes standard and special-edition catalogues for Germany, Europe and overseas. There is also philatelic literature, the MICHEL-Exklusiv album, the MICHEL Colour Guide, the MICHEL-Lux examination lamp and the MICHEL-Rundschau monthly magazine. More than 85 different products in total.
MICHEL also enjoys a good reputation in electronic publishing thanks to various software programs, websites and e-catalogs. It is no wonder that the MICHEL catalogs have been known for years as the “philatelists’ bible”. However, bearing this accolade brings with it the responsibility of always remaining at the top with regard to quality.
The 669,000th MICHEL catalog number was issued recently. A look at the most important of the 85 different MICHEL catalogs reveals that the catalogues for Europe and overseas alone make up some 25,000 catalog pages. They contain 314,000 pictures and 1,800,000 price quotations. Most of this information is stored in powerful picture and text databases and is consulted, revised and corrected for each new edition of a MICHEL catalog. And of course that also applies to each individual page, irrespective of which MICHEL catalog it comes from. MICHEL goes to great lengths on its customers’ behalf. MICHEL’s editorial team spends an average of 45 minutes on research for each new set of stamps. Around 18,000 new stamps appear each year, which are then catalogued and published in the MICHEL-Rundschau, as well as in the relevant MICHEL catalog and online catalogue.
It is more than 100 years since the stamp dealer Hugo MICHEL from Apolda in Thüringen published the first MICHEL stamp catalogue in 1909. He thereby created a product that would be continually be improved, but never surpassed. In the same year, publisher and philatelic editor Hugo Schwaneberger founded a publishing company that bore his name. The philatelist, who was well known in his field, created the Schwaneberger Album, the first album to adopt a scientific approach.Owing to the great demand for MICHEL catalog, Hugo MICHEL was no longer able to dedicate himself to his career as a stamp dealer. He therefore sold the rights to the publisher Schwaneberger. The catalogue, which had only covered Europe until that point, was expanded by the new publishing house to include overseas countries.
Hugo MICHEL continued to edit the catalogue supplement, which is today known as the MICHEL-Rundschau. The company was then bought by the publisher Eugen Berlin. He moved it to Munich in 1950 where he came across a company, the Carl Geber printing works (now the Gerber Satz und Gerber publishing house) that was able to draw up the complicated catalogue typesetting. The publishing rights went to the Hohenester/Gerber families who assigned them to the publishing house, now trading as the “Schwaneberger Verlag”.
At the turn of the century other stamp catalogues had already appeared, but the remarkable success of the MICHEL catalog was attributed to its sophisticated and comprehensive cataloguing system. The stamps were numbered successively from the first number for each country, yet at the same time organised according to various sub-categories and genres, and described as fully as possible. This system was refined over the years and adapted where necessary - but never had to be changed! In fact, the MICHEL numbering system has become standard in Germany. This is underscored by the numerous licence contracts that the Schwaneberger Verlag has concluded with other publishers. All stock lists of German dealers are organised according to the MICHEL numbering system. Collectors exchange, buy and sell using MICHEL numbers.
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