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The '''50 [[pfennig]] [[coin]]''' is a [[Notgeld]] piece that was issued in [[1917]], during {{wp|en|World War I}}, by [[Wasserburg am Inn]], a [[German Empire|German]] town in what was then the [[Kingdom of Bavaria]]. It was produced and distributed under authority of the city's Royal District Office. Prior to the coin's [[demonetization]] six months after the war, it had a [[face value]] equivalent to 0.50 [[German Papiermark|mark]]; however, as a ''de facto'' [[token coin|token]], it only had value in Wasserburg am Inn.
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The '''50 [[pfennig]] [[coin]]''' is a [[Notgeld]] piece that was issued in [[1917]], during [[wikipedia:World War I|World War I]], by [[Wasserburg am Inn]], a [[German Empire|German]] town in what was then the [[Kingdom of Bavaria]]. It was produced and distributed under authority of the city's Royal District Office. Prior to the coin's [[demonetization]] six months after the war, it had a [[face value]] equivalent to 0.50 [[German Papiermark|mark]]; however, as a ''de facto'' [[token coin|token]], it only had value in Wasserburg am Inn.
   
The coin is composed of [[zinc]] and has a mass of 2.73 grams, a diameter of 23.7 millimeters, and a thickness of 1.09 millimeters. It has a plain [[edge]], and like most coins, is round in [[shape]]. Featured in the center of the [[obverse]] is an {{wp|en|isosceles triangle}} with its tip facing downward. Inside is the {{wp|en|German language|German}} word "HALTEN" ({{wp|en|English language|English}}: "hold" or "maintain") with a decorative design above it, both the design and word separating each of the angles of the triangle. At the left side of the triangle is the word "AUS" (English: "from"), at the base is "DURCH" (English: "by"), and at the right side is "MAUL" (English: "mouth"), with each flanked by ornate boundaries. When combined with the center "HALTEN", the German {{wp|en|motto}} ''aushalten, durchhalten, Maul halten'' (English: "Endure, Persevere, be Quiet") is formed. All of the aforementioned elements are enclosed within a solid circular border. Written outside of this boundary is the legend "K.BEZIRKSAMT WASSERBURG", an abbreviation of ''Königliche Bezirksamt Wasserburg'', which translates as "Royal District Office of Wasserburg". This clockwise-traveling text commences at the lower left rim of the piece, arches downward at the top, and concludes at the bottom right periphery. A {{wp|en|five-pointed star}} is present at the top of the coin, which interrupts the text between "K.BEZIRKSAMT" and "WASSERBURG". Printed along the remainder of the rim is the counterclockwise-written date "1917", which is separated from the text around the rim by two five-pointed stars. The numeral "50", representing the coin's value of 50 pfennigs, is engraved in the middle of the [[reverse]]. Written along the rim of the piece is the text "GILTIG BIS 6 MONAT NACH FRIEDENSSCHLUSS", which translates as "Valid until 6 months after final peace", the "final peace" referring to the end of World War I. Such an inscription starts in an upward direction to the left of a five-pointed star at the bottom of the coin and continues along the rim until ending to the right of the star.
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The coin is composed of [[zinc]] and has a mass of 2.73 grams, a diameter of 23.7 millimeters, and a thickness of 1.09 millimeters. It has a plain [[edge]], and like most coins, is round in [[shape]]. Featured in the center of the [[obverse]] is an [[wikipedia:Isosceles triangle|isosceles triangle]] with its tip facing downward. Inside is the [[wikipedia:German language|German]] word "HALTEN" ([[wikipedia:English language|English]]: "hold" or "maintain") with a decorative design above it, both the design and word separating each of the angles of the triangle. At the left side of the triangle is the word "AUS" (English: "from"), at the base is "DURCH" (English: "by"), and at the right side is "MAUL" (English: "mouth"), with each flanked by ornate boundaries. When combined with the center "HALTEN", the German [[wikipedia:Motto|motto]] ''aushalten, durchhalten, Maul halten'' (English: "Endure, Persevere, be Quiet") is formed. All of the aforementioned elements are enclosed within a solid circular border. Written outside of this boundary is the legend "K.BEZIRKSAMT WASSERBURG", an abbreviation of ''Königliche Bezirksamt Wasserburg'', which translates as "Royal District Office of Wasserburg". This clockwise-traveling text commences at the lower left rim of the piece, arches downward at the top, and concludes at the bottom right periphery. A [[wikipedia:Five-pointed star|five-pointed star]] is present at the top of the coin, which interrupts the text between "K.BEZIRKSAMT" and "WASSERBURG". Printed along the remainder of the rim is the counterclockwise-written date "1917", which is separated from the text around the rim by two five-pointed stars. The numeral "50", representing the coin's value of 50 pfennigs, is engraved in the middle of the [[reverse]]. Written along the rim of the piece is the text "GILTIG BIS 6 MONAT NACH FRIEDENSSCHLUSS", which translates as "Valid until 6 months after final peace", the "final peace" referring to the end of World War I. Such an inscription starts in an upward direction to the left of a five-pointed star at the bottom of the coin and continues along the rim until ending to the right of the star.
   
 
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