Reichspfennig: coin of Germany (1923-1948); 1/100 reichsmark

REICHSPFENNIG: COIN OF GERMANY

5 reichspfennig, 1942: German Reich (Third Reich)

5 reichspfennig, 1942: German Reich (Third Reich)

5 Reichspfennig.

2 oak leaves under the denomination of the coin: the oak tree and its leaves are traditional German national symbols associated with patriotism and military prowess.

A — symbol of the Berlin mint.

Engravers: Otto Vogt, Hans Herbert Schweitzer.

Deutsches Reich: German Reich (on coins — name of German Empire between 1871 and 1918 & Weimar Republic between 1918 and 1933 & Nazi Germany between 1933 and 1945 & Allied-occupied Germany between 1945 and 1948).

An eagle above the nazi-symbol — swastika (variation on the theme of emblem of the Nazi Germany).

  • Zinc: 19.2 mm - 2.5 g
  • Reference price: 1$

COIN REICHSPFENNIG — WHERE & WHEN (coins catalog: by names & emitents)
  1. WEIMAR REPUBLIC (1923-1936) + NAZI GERMANY (1933-1945) + ALLIED-OCCUPIED GERMANY (1945-1948): reichspfennig = 1/100 reichsmark

The name of the reichspfennig coin is formed of two parts: "Reichs" – imperial/state and "Pfennig" (from the German "Deutsches Reich": "German Empire" or "German State" — the official name of Germany /Weimar Republic/ at the time of introduction of the coin).