Nazi Coins 1-2-5-10-50 Pfenning Zinc-Brass-Copper Coins II WW Original III Reich

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Seller: Top-Rated Seller aaa19685 (3.795) 100%, Location: Oxford, Ships to: Europe, US, JP, Item: 293060146136 Here we have this amazing display of the Pfenning Nazi coins in their most common varieties. A little bit of history: Coinage of the Third Reich. The new Nazi government of Germany carried on with the Reichsmark that the Weimar government had introduced in 1924, which had replaced the hyperinflated Papiermark. The design of the coins was however changed to reflect the new order. The Eagle and Swastika featuring prominently on most coin denominations from 1934 onwards.Propaganda In 1934, the Potsdam Garrison church was featured on the reverse of 2 and 5 Reichsmark silver coins, to commemorate the first anniversary of the Nazi takeover, in subsequent years, Paul von Hindenburg, the thwarted former president who had died in 1934 was commemorated on the reverse (it is easy to get the obverse and reverse confused on these issues because it is usually the obverse which features a portrait on coins).World War II In September 1939, Germany invaded Poland, leading to a declaration of war by Britain and France on Germany. The needs of the Nazi war effort required the use of metals that had previously been used to strik coins. The silver issues were therefore discontinued, as was the nickel Reichsmark, and bronze was no longer used in subsequent lower denomination issues. The only coins struck in Germany between 1941 and 1944-45 were the 2, 5 and 10 Reichspfennig, struck in zinc, complemented by a 50 Pfennig struck in aluminium. This conservation of metallic resources did not however, stop their final defeat in 1945, for which only the 1 and 10 Reichspfennig coins were struck. Nazi 3rd Reich Mint Marks The 3rd Reich had a number of mints (coin factories). Each mint location had its own identifiable letter. It is therefore possible to identify exactly which mint produced what coin by noting the mint mark (letter) on the coin. Not all mints were authorised to produce coins every year. The mints were also only authorised to produced a set number of coins with some mints allocated a greater production than others. Some of the coins with particular mint marks are therefore scarcer than others. With the silver 2 and 5 Reichsmark coins, the mint mark is found under the date on the left side of the coin (see scans below). On the smaller denomination Reichspfennig coins, the mint mark is found on the bottom center of the coin. A = Berlin B = Wien (Vienna) D = München (Munich) E = Muldenhütten (Dresden) F = Stuttgart G = Karlsruhe J = Hamburg Please be aware that the coins shown in the pictures are the ones offered in this listing. You will receive a coin taken randomly from them, being in XF condition but certainly with some marks as they are circulated indeed.Although the pics show only one year of each coin, they perfectly represent all the others as they are all in very similar condition.Due to their price, it is not possible for me to send extra pics of them. If you want to receive exactly the coins shown in the pics, please go to my other listings where I do photograph them one by one or in bulk.Any order priced over £10 will be sent recorded signed for, which will also be charged in the postage price. Same apply for international orders. If you'd like to order more than one, please put them in your basket first and then ask for the total for combined postage. Note: The publication of these coins/ information is not intended to promote any sort of propaganda or political affiliation. On the contrary, its solely purpose is to provide the public with the chance to own a piece of history through the coinage of the III Reich. Condition: XF Condition Original Nazi Pfenning Coins, Modified Item: No, Country: Germany

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