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Germany 3RD Reich Coins, Real Or Exonumia?

 
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 Posted 02/07/2018  12:07 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add D-Train to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Hey guys,
I got some more cool coins off of eBay that I cannot find in my Krauss 1901-2000 Standard Coins book. They SEEM to be actual legal tender, they have the dates, denominations, etc. etc., unlike the Chinese coins I posted before, but they aren't in my catalog, so I'm wondering if these are useless trinkets or not. Here's some pics. I would imagine the Germans had more important things to worry about in the early 1940's than making coins but you never know.






Once again, I didn't pay much for these so if they have no numismatic value that's OK.

Thanks again for your help!

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 Posted 02/07/2018  1:06 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Finn235 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Exonumia. Good thing to remember about third Reich coinage is that Hitler was never featured on any of his coinage. The silver coinage featured Paul von Hindenburg.
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 Posted 02/07/2018  1:40 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Anaximander to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
That aircraft on the 1944 coin is an Arado 234 jet bomber, an early version because it has a landing skid. In 1944 it would have been top secret. Would the Germans really have placed an image of a top secret weapon on a coin for all to see? I suspect not, which causes me to suspect these are later novelty issues.

Oh. And the aircraft labelled a "Heinkel" is actually a Focke Wulf FW189.
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 Posted 02/07/2018  3:18 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Lucky Cuss to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
My experience has been that most people who come across genuine Third Reich coinage greatly overestimate its numismatic value - very common issues in most cases, and souvenir mongering GI's brought home just a ton of that stuff. Don't know if the Tommies did, too - I wouldn't be surprised if most of them never wanted to see something with a swastika on it again.

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 Posted 02/07/2018  6:25 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add moxking to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
WW2 estates are beginning to become scarce. But back in the 60s @ 70s estate auctions almost always had some memorabilia brought home. It wasn't uncommon to find jars and coin purses full of overseas coins.

They were and are common.
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 Posted 02/08/2018  8:57 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Anaximander to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Found these on coinquest.com where they are described as base-metal modern medallions. Can't give a link to the exact page, but search for "Germany Adolf Hitler Luftwaffe" and they come up.
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Thanks everyone for the responses! I appreciate your expertise!
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There is very little information available about these coins on the internet that I have found so far. What I have been able to piece together so far is this... These are non-precious metal, post-war commemorative coins(never legal tender) produced outside of Germany, possibly South America. An interesting thing about these unusual coins are that they are rife with errors! For example; The 1941 coin depicting a "Heinkel", isn't a Heinkel at all, rather a Focke-wulf 189 twin boom reconnaissance plane. The 1942 coin marked "Focke-wulf, isn't a Focke-wulf. It's a Heinkel 111 medium bomber. I would love to be able to nail down when, where and how many of these coins were made but that'll take more research. Interesting coins though. These coins are little more than novelties but the misprints may be worth something in 100 years..
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