Historic Third Reich Collection! Two Coins, a Bank Note and a Stamp
Adolf Hitler was one of, if not the most notorious men in world history. His name immediately conjures up images of war, death, and the infamous Nazi swastika emblazoned on the armbands of goose-stepping Stormtroopers. But that dreaded symbol was also found in other places throughout Germany during Hitler’s reign of evil. One such place was on the coins and currency of Nazi Germany. Now, more than 75 years after the defeat of Nazi Germany in World War II, here is a historic collection consisting of two zinc Nazi coins, a bank note used by the Third Reich in occupied territories, and a stamp featuring a portrait of der Fuhrer, Adolph Hitler.
The two coins represent the pocket change of Nazi Germany. They are 1 Reichspfennig and a 10 Reichspfennig coins produced for the Third Reich between 1940 and 1945, each bearing the Nazi Party’s instantly recognizable emblem: the dreaded eagle and swastika. Every 100 Reichspfennig was equal to 1 Reichsmark. Comprised of base metals, these coins were used throughout World War II in Europe as Hitler’s Third Reich expanded its power and influence.
The banknote in this set was issued with the infamous Nazi swastika. As Adolf Hitler’s Nazi Germany spread its tentacles across Europe, his conquering Stormtroopers carried with them special bank notes that they could exchange for cash. And the local bankers and merchants accepted it — or else! Each was its own little propaganda piece serving as a reminder of who was in charge — although, remarkably, Hitler himself never appeared on German money!
While Hitler wouldn’t allow his portrait to be used on coins and paper currency, he had no problem with stamps. Here we see the Nazi dictator portrayed as a heroic leader on a vintage postage stamp issued during World War II. The first stamp that actually showed Hitler was issued in April 1940 to commemorate his 51st birthday. On later stamps issued with his portrait, Hitler demanded a royalty from every stamp sold.
German currency from World War II is highly coveted by coin collectors and history buff alike. Because Nazi Germany and everything associated with it was so despised following World War II, many coin and currency pieces were destroyed, thus making them scarce and hard to find today. Each piece in this collection is an authentic artifact from the Second World War and the set comes housed in a black wallet-type holder with a deluxe information card. It’s perfect for coin and history buffs of all ages!