WW2 German Coin Set

Discussion in 'World Coins' started by TimH, Jul 11, 2018.

  1. TimH

    TimH New Member

    So, I've been trying to put together a collection of WW2 coins (and other items), both American and German. I've learned quite a bit about their coinage during this time, but I'm still relatively new to it. I'm looking at this set, and was wondering if anyone had anything to say about its authenticity. I know that the majority of these are very common, and I doubt faking them would be overly profitable, but I'm still very careful with these things.

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  3. wcoins

    wcoins GEM-ber

    They're fine.
  4. Siberian Man

    Siberian Man Senior Member Moderator

    Hello sir. You are right: all of these coins are rather common. But I must say that all of them are genuine.
  5. Steve66

    Steve66 Coin People

    Do you have these two in your collection?
    World war II silver 5 cent & zinc 1 cent.
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  6. V. Kurt Bellman

    V. Kurt Bellman Yes, I'm blunt! Get over your "feeeeelings".

    Finding a 1 Mark is tough.
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  7. Siberian Man

    Siberian Man Senior Member Moderator

    Oh! Yes! I have such coins. I got most of my American coins as a gifts from my friends from USA and from my aunt (she lives in New York city).
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  8. Siberian Man

    Siberian Man Senior Member Moderator

    Coins of USA are very popular in Russia. And very expensive.
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  9. Siberian Man

    Siberian Man Senior Member Moderator

    At the same time: German coins are very popular too. But rather cheap.
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  10. V. Kurt Bellman

    V. Kurt Bellman Yes, I'm blunt! Get over your "feeeeelings".

    Note to self: bring big bag of U.S. coins when travelling to Russia.
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  11. Siberian Man

    Siberian Man Senior Member Moderator

    Not bad idea! But it must be silver coins or coins of XIX century. Modern coins of USA (pennies, dimes, quarters) aren't expensive.
  12. V. Kurt Bellman

    V. Kurt Bellman Yes, I'm blunt! Get over your "feeeeelings".

    The Trans-Siberian Railway is on my list.
  13. Siberian Man

    Siberian Man Senior Member Moderator

    It will be great trip! And I recommend to you to visit St. Petersburg. It is the one of the most beautiful cities of the world.
  14. Bert Gedin

    Bert Gedin Well-Known Member

    TimH. I have a number of German Nazi "coins". But seeing some opinions, here, about your coins' being genuine, astonishes me. Opinions expressed here, so I believe, are utterly irresponsible. Such coins are likely to have been minted in West Germany after WWII. If fellow members are so sure about the coins being genuine, may I, as a non-expert, challenge members to provide strong evidence ? And I would, certainly, advise New Members to be extremely careful re. information about questionable coins, unless expertise-backed evidence is provided.
  15. Oldhoopster

    Oldhoopster It seemed like a good idea at the time.


    One of my many collecting interests is Germany 1873-1945 by date and mint and have been filling the holes over the last 15-20 years. This includes the WWII issues. I DO NOT see anything that would even remotely make me think they were anything but genuine.

    During the war, Germany minted a tremendous quantity of the zinc coins at a number of mints. There are a few rare dates but generally most of them are as common as wheat cents from the 40's. A lot were brought back to States by returning servicemen as war souvenirs. Go to any Coin show, and you'll always find some in the Junk Boxes for 25 cents to a buck.

    The Hindenburg 2M (0.625 silver) and 5M (0.900 silver) are also common. They usually sell for more than they are worth because of the reverse symbols, but once again, the OPs coins look completely genuine.

    @TimH. Nice historical collection

    BTW: An historical footnote that may only interest me. The 1940-B 5 pfennig was minted in Vienna Austria after the Anschluss. All WWII era German coins with a B mm were minted there.
  16. V. Kurt Bellman

    V. Kurt Bellman Yes, I'm blunt! Get over your "feeeeelings".

    I have the most mint state WW2 Hindenburg 2M and 5M I have ever seen ANYWHERE. I keep looking and never see anything that compares with mine. They have fresh mint bloom with typical toning for the age, and the 5M does have one unfortunate scratch. The 2M may be MS66 or MS67 material.

    By rumor, there's a HUGE hoard of Nazi silver in the Reading, PA area. The founders of Wyomissing, the town where Taylor Swift grew up, were well-known Nazi sympathizers.
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  17. juris klavins

    juris klavins Well-Known Member

    Russian customs agents might ruin that opportunity :(
    In the 1980s, many an enterprising person paid for their trip to the Soviet Union by packing their suitcase with $20 Levis 501 jeans and selling them to eager buyers at black market prices - Levis were not available in Russia at the time - they were considered a symbol of capitalist extravagance and frowned upon by the bureaucracy, but young Russians would gladly spend two month's salary for a pair of authentic American denim jeans.
  18. Bert Gedin

    Bert Gedin Well-Known Member

    Oldhoopster. Whilst still uncommitted about genuiness of many, allegedly, German Nazi coins, you are the only one I know of that has made any attempt to highlight possible validity of such coins. My own view, which could be a weakness, is that I'm very suspicious of real-looking coins, with portraits of der Fuhrer, Adolf. I've no problem with Hindenburg. Allegedly, Adolf, who appeared on many German stamps didn't want his portrait on any coins, until Germany had won the war. - Could you comment on any German, or Austrian or from any Nazi-occupied country, that had A.H. portrayed - and even better with any photo(s) ?
  19. V. Kurt Bellman

    V. Kurt Bellman Yes, I'm blunt! Get over your "feeeeelings".

    I know I have never heard of any coins with Hitler on them. A whole series of postage stamps, yes.
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  20. Rheingold

    Rheingold Well-Known Member

    There are some patterns with Hitler on it.
    But these coins should minted after the "Endsieg" . Be aware of fake coins!!
  21. Oldhoopster

    Oldhoopster It seemed like a good idea at the time.

    No standard issue 1 pf - 5M German coin has a portrait of AH. Also, I am unaware of any officially issued coins from other axis countries that had his likeness. I would be very suspicious if such an example showed up and was touted to be an officially issued coin

    I don't know enough about German Patterns to offer an opinion, but will defer to the comment by @Rheingold above
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