Fenig: coin of Poland as Germany puppet state (1917-1918)


20 fenigów, 1917: Regency Kingdom of Poland

20 fenigów, 1917: Regency Kingdom of Poland

20 FENIGÓW: 20 fenigs.

KRÓLESTWO POLSKIE: Kingdom of Poland.

Two five-pointed stars around the date.

Coat of arms of the Regency Kingdom of Poland: a stylized crowned white eagle; above is another crown. There are 26 five-pointed stars around the arms.

F F: Mintmarks.

Minor defect on the obverse of the coin: cracked stamp (die crack).

Staatliche Münze Baden-Württemberg (Stuttgart, Germany).

Mintage: 1.900.000.

  • Iron: 23 mm - 4 g
  • Reference price: 9$

COIN FENIG — WHERE & WHEN (coins catalog: by names & emitents)
  1. REGENCY KINGDOM OF POLAND, German occupation of Poland during the World War I (1917-1918): fenig = 1/100 marka

About the name of the coin fenig: the name of the fenig coin is nothing but a Polish adaptation of the name of the German coin of that time — pfennig.
This is a temporary exchange coin of Poland, which was used only during the German occupation in the World War I (WW1). The Polish fenig was one hundredth part of the local mark, which served as a monetary unit in the territories of Poland, parts of Lithuania and Belarus in 1917-1924.