1861 1 1/2 Schilling
Genuine vs. Forgeries
The B of Bergedorf has its lower half considerably larger than the upper
The line which divides the fraction of 1/2 in the right-hand top corner touches the outer border-line of the frame, as does also the similar line of the fraction in the bottom left-hand corner.
In the lower left corner, the small numeral “1” has two serifs.
There is a large dot very plainly visible after the “u” in the value “EIN u. EIN HALB”.
All balls in the inner frame touch both rings and frame. The shading is quite visible.
Small dot below ball
55 evenly spaced interlocking rings.
Dot in/on the ring below “E” of “Bergedorf”
Dot in the ring left of “L” in “Schilling”
Dot in/on the ring above “M” in “Postmarke”
Base of the tower is flat. (No triangular pointing downwards)
There are six white lines in the bottom of the shield (the left-most is very short and narrow, sometimes not visible)
1861. Genuine Michel #3
Paper: Color ranges from pale greenish-yellow to orange-yellow.
1872 Moens reprint
- Coin denomination “SHILLINGE”
- Smudged Posthorn
- Triangles pointing downward at right part of the castle-like crest half
- Double up-stroke of the lower fraction numeral “1” unclear, partly blotched
- Black connection line right at the head of the broken figure “1” in the upper left numeral value field
- Wavy lines usually still quite clear