Murray S. asks: I have a 200 Mark A, 1923 German coin. Can’t find it in any books. Also have a coin of unknown origin. It is brass colored and has the following stamped on it… 50 CONSOMMER…It has a small 5 point star stamped from the center with the letter “A” under it..Any ideas ??? Thanks for your help.
There are no regular issue coins of 200 Marks, only 20 marks and 1000 marks dated 1923. This was the period of great inflation in Germany. However, there are “Not-geld” coins struck with the 200 Mark denomination. These coins are really tokens and were emergency money issued by State or town authorities and even by commercial interests. They were made out of various materials, from iron to porcelain, and are interesting to collect. The “A” represents the Berlin Mint.
Your other token sounds like a tax token, maybe from the same source.