Nazi Germany, 2 reichsmark coin with a portrait of Paul von Hindenburg
- Object Type
Coins, German (lcsh)
- Credit Line
- United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Lana Barnett
2 reichsmark coin issued for use by the government of the Third Reich, Nazi Germany. It has a relief portrait bust of former Reich President Paul von Hindenburg (1847-1934) who appointed Hitler as Chancellor of Germany in January 1933. As Field Marshal and Commander of German forces during World War I, Hindenburg became immensely popular throughout the country. He was elected president in 1925 and reelected in 1932.
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Also in Lana Barnett collection
The collection consists of two coins issued during the Third Reich in Germany.
10 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, ending 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.