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    Posted: 01 Sep 2011 at 2:49pm
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I'm looking for some information on where to buy a Bugermeister Pfennig. I'm looking for a specific one issued to commemorate the death of Niklaus Schuback of Hamburg in 1782/83. My family are connected to the Schuback line and I would like to add the coin/medal to the family tree.
 
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David,
 
Do you have any more information on the piece that you can provide?
 
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Hi Kathy 
Thanks for replying.   Unfortunately I can't add anything to whats is above. Nicolaus ( spelling error in O.P.)  Schuback was a relative in my family tree and I had read that a coin had been made and handed out at his funeral in 1783.  There are pictures of this coin online and I thought it would be nice to have one to pass on with the family tree. I have searched online recently and found one or two for sale but not the one I'm after. A friend suggested trying a coin forum to see if they could help with locating one or ideas where to look.
 
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Here's a link to a Wiki page with a picture of the coin.

 
 
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Thanks for the link. That's a neat, privately minted medal. Given what it is, your best bet is going to be to continue to do internet searches for them. Best of luck to you! I managed to track down a document signed by my great great great grandfather that was for sale. I'm a genealogist as well and it's really fun to be able to add tangible items to your family history. I scan items or take photos and add them to my tree so others can view them.
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Hi Kathy
Nice find on the document, was it a lucky find or did you know about it?  Yep, its great to be able to add things to your tree. I've added pictures of the coin but I'd love to have an actual coin to add, like you with your document. It's a shot in the dark so i'll keep looking. I've known of the Burgermeister coins for a while but only recently thought about trying to get one. I've no idea how many were made or how many are still in existance but it all adds to the fun.
 
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The document was truly a lucky find from a Google search! It's usually very difficult to obtain information regarding mintages, etc. of privately minted medals. Once in a while you can get lucky with a newspaper article about the event that was being commemorated, etc.
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Just a bump as I'm still looking for one of these commemorative coins / medals.
 
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