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I am compelled to note that the following is for educational purposes only. I in no way shape or form believe in the idology of the Third Reich or it any of their principials. The examples below are for Numismatical purposes only.

Below are samplings of German currency during World War II. Included are items from the preceeding Weimar Republic as they were still legal when Adolph took the stage.

Also included are some tokens (military and ration) and a blurb on the elusive Kantinegelds. A sampling of notes and the complete set of german occupation of Lodz (Litzmannstadt) Ghetto in Poland coinage.

RP1936D

RP1936D1

RP1936A

RP1935J

1936 D - 1 Reichspfennig

Weimar Wheat - KM#37

1936 D - 2 Reichspfennig

Weimar Wheat - KM#38

1936 A - 5 Reichspfennig

Weimar Wheat - KM#39

1935 J - 10 Reichspfennig

Weimar Wheat - KM#40

RP1939A

RP1943A

RP1939B

RP1940A

1939 A - 1 Reichspfennig

KM#89

1943 A - 1 Reichspfennig

KM#97

1939 B - 2 Reichspfennig

KM#90

1940 A - 2 Reichspfennig

KM#90

RP1939J

RP1942B

RP1937E

RP1942A

1939 J - 5 Reichspfennig

KM#91

1942 B - 5 Reichspfennig

KM#100

1937 E - 10 Reichspfennig

KM#92

1942 A - 10 Reichspfennig

KM#101

RP1937A

RP1939D

RP1942F

RM1937A

1937 A - 50 Reichspfennig

KM#49

1939 D - 50 Reichspfennig

KM#49

1942 F - 50 Reichspfennig

KM#96

1937 A - 1 Reichsmark

KM#78

RM1937F

RM1936D

RM1934J

RM1935A

1937 F - 2 Reichsmark

KM#93

1936 D - 5 Reichsmark

KM#86

1934 J - 2 Reichsmark

KM#81

1935 A - 5 Reichsmark

KM#83

RMLutherft

RMLutherft1

RMSchillerft

RMSchillerft1

1933 A - 2 Reichsmark

KM#79

1933 F - 5 Reichsmark

KM#80

1934 F - 2 Reichsmark

KM#84

1934 F - 5 Reichsmark

KM#85

MIL5RP1940A

MIL10RP1940A

LAST1RP1945A

LASTAO1RP1945F

1940 A - 5 Reichspfennig

Military Coinage - KM#98

1940 A - 10 Reichspfennig

Military Coinage - KM#99

1945 A - 1 Reichspfennig

Final Reich Year - KM#97

1945 F - 1 Reichspfennig

Allied Occupation - KM#97

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KANTINEGELD3Patinaft1

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1939 SS Kantinegeld

Patina'd Brass - Front

50 Reichspfennig

Back

1939 SS Kantinegeld - Fake

(fig. 1) - Front

50 Reichspfennig - Fake

(fig. 1) - Back

Ahh, the Kantinegelds. Or 3rd Reich Canteen Currency. Long thought to be used as a kind of Canteen currency issued to the SS. It's been debated of their authenticity. Records are scarce at best. Wether or not these really existed or were produced as a novelty items, there are 2 variations circulating. One way more than the other...

Above left is a Brass example. Nice natural looking patina with a really smooth and beefy edge. If I was to guess, it looks genuine and to be the real-deal.

Now, the knock-off to the right of it. I believe it's made from aluminum or zinc. It feels flimsy, the edge thickness/width varies from coin to coin (I've got a few I've been stuck with). There's also several dead giveaway's...

1: The edge is not smooth. They looks hastily milled with a file or bench grinder.

2: Artificial patina (fig. 1) above. Yuck. The other one was worse so I cleaned it with Brasso.

3: On the side with the SS, in the lower right quadrant (fig. 2) there's a light pit.

4: Lastly, there is a raised dimple (fig. 3) just off the edge of the 5 of 50.

The Brass one, for all appearances, looks struck. The fake looks cast, which makes sense why the edge is all crappy. They had to clean up the seam.

I've seen the Brass one's go for upwards for $200. Even if those are novelty items, they are pretty nicely made. The counterfeit one's should not be sold for more than $10 and be advertised accordingly.

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KANTINEGELD2ERRSft

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KANTINEGELD2ERRSbk

1939 SS Kantinegeld - Fake

Front

1939 SS Kantinegeld - Fake

(fig. 2) - Front

50 Reichspfennig - Fake

Back

50 Reichspfennig - Fake

(fig. 3) - Back

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RPCrackedDie

RPCrackedDieCLOSE

RPDDDate

RPDDDateCLOSE

1942 D - 1 Reichspfennig

Cracked Die - KM#97

Crack visible across "t"

in "Deutsches Reich".

1938 D - 2 Reichspfennig

Double Die - KM#90

Double Die is most

predominate in Date.

RPFaintDate

RPFaintDateClose

RMHindenburgDDName

RMHindenburgDDCLOSE

1942 G - 10 Reichspfennig

Faint Date Digit - KM#101

You can barely see the

number 2 in "1942".

1938 D - 5 Reichsmark

Double Die - KM#94

Double Die is most

predominate in name.

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RMseqft

rmseqall

1940 to 1945 - 5 Reichsmark

1940 to 1945 - 5 Reichsmark

Four sequential UNC notes: *6624 to *6627

DMft4

DMbk4

1929 - 10 Reichsmark

Front

1929 - 10 Reichsmark

Back

RM2ft1

RM2bk1

1939 - 20 Reichsmark

Front

1939 - 20 Reichsmark

Back

RM2ft

RM2bk

Date Pending - 50 Reichsmark

Front

Date Pending - 50 Reichsmark

Back

DMft1

DMbk1

1935 - 100 Reichsmark

Front

1935 - 100 Reichsmark

Back

DMft

DMbk

1936 - 1000 Reichsmark

Front

1936 - 1000 Reichsmark

Back

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NSDAPTokenft

NSDAPTokenbk

N.S.D.A.P.

Short for the National Socialist German Workers Party (Nationalsozialistische Deutsche Arbeiterpartei - NSDAP). This party was generally called the Nazi Party.

They had many support tokens and coins issued to promote the Party Leader Adolf Hitler, whome was appointed the Chancellor of Germany in 1933. He quickly established the totalitarian regime known as the Third Reich.

For more info visit the wiki page here.

1930's - NSDAP Token

Front

1930's - NSDAP Token

Back

The token at left was to promote propaganda via press and paper publications in the early 1930's for the NSDAP.

TOKENbeerft

TOKENCoffeeft

TOKENBread1KGft

TOKENBread3KGft

1941 to 1944

German Beer Ration

1941 to 1944

German Coffee Ration

1941 to 1944

German 1kg Bread Ration

1941 to 1944

German 3kg Bread Ration

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LG10Pbk

Lodz / LITZMANNSTADT GHETTO

The City of Lodz, located in Poland, was overtaken and occupied by Germany in the late 1930's. The Jewish community was stripped of possessions and businesses. The city was used as a hub for "deportation" of the Jewish community.

Really sad. I can't begin to make a short summary for this for this small field that will do that travisty justice. Go to the full wiki page here for a read.

1942 - 10 Pfennig

front - KM#92

1942 - 10 Pfennig

back - KM#92

The official currency of Lodz included coinage such as these.

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LG10Mft

LG20Mft

LG20MFAKEft

1943 - 5 Marks

KM#Tn2a

1943 - 10 Marks

KM#Tn3a

1943 - 20 Marks

KM#Tn4

1943 - 20 Marks

* Counterfeit *

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