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Nazi Germany, 5 reichspfennig coin

Object | Accession Number: 2008.201.5

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    Nazi Germany, 5 reichspfennig coin

    Overview

    Brief Narrative
    5 reichspfennig [empire penny] coin, with 100 reichspfennig equalling 1 reichsmark, issued for use by the government of the Third Reich, Nazi Germany. From 1940-May 1945, when Germany surrendered and ended World War II in Europe, the coin was struck in zInc as a cost saving measure for the war, in all seven of the Reich mints.
    Date
    issue:  1940
    Geography
    manufacture: Berlin (Germany)
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Eugene Silver
    Markings
    obverse, mint mark : A [indicates Berlin Mint]
    obverse, center, engraved : 5
    obverse, around rim, engraved : Reichspfennig
    reverse, around rim, engraved : Deutsches Reich · 1940 ·
    Contributor
    Issuer: Deutsche Reichsbank

    Physical Details

    Language
    German
    Classification
    Exchange Media
    Category
    Money
    Object Type
    Coins, German (lcsh)
    Physical Description
    Circular, corroded, silver colored zinc coin with a reeded edge, embossed on the front with the Nazi symbol of a right facing eagle with a swastika enclosing a wreath held in its talons. The reverse is embossed with the denomination 10, with a mint mark F below between two oak leaves, with German text along the inner rim.
    Dimensions
    overall: | Diameter: 0.750 inches (1.905 cm)
    Materials
    overall : zinc

    Rights & Restrictions

    Conditions on Access
    No restrictions on access
    Conditions on Use
    No restrictions on use

    Keywords & Subjects

    Corporate Name
    --History--20th century

    Administrative Notes

    Provenance
    The Reichspfennig coin was donated to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in 2008 by Eugene Silver.
    Record last modified:
    2023-08-31 10:59:50
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