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Nazi Germany, 2 reichsmark coin with a portrait of Paul von Hindenburg 2003.33.2 back

United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
Washington, United States

2 reichsmark coin issued for use by the government of the Third Reich, Nazi Germany. It has a relief portrait bust of former Reich President Paul von Hindenburg (1847-1934) who appointed Hitler as Chancellor of Germany in January 1933. As Field Marshal and Commander of German forces during World War I, Hindenburg became immensely popular throughout the country. He was elected president in 1925 and reelected in 1932.

2 reichsmark coin issued for use by the government of the Third Reich, Nazi Germany. It has a relief portrait bust of former Reich President Paul von Hindenburg (1847-1934) who appointed Hitler as Chancellor of Germany in January 1933. As Field Marshal and Commander of German forces during World War I, Hindenburg became immensely popular throughout the country. He was elected president in 1925 and reelected in 1932.

Details

  • Title: Nazi Germany, 2 reichsmark coin with a portrait of Paul von Hindenburg 2003.33.2 back
  • Provenance: The Reichspfennig coin was donated to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in 2003 by Lana Barnett., The Reichspfennig coin was donated to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in 2003 by Lana Barnett.
  • Subject Keywords: Coins--Germany--History--1933-1945. Money--Germany--History--1933-1945. Numismatics--Germany--1933-1945., Coins--Germany--History--1933-1945. Money--Germany--History--1933-1945. Numismatics--Germany--1933-1945.
  • Type: Exchange Media, Exchange Media
  • Rights: Permanent Collection, Permanent Collection
  • External Link: See the full record at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, See the full record at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
  • Medium: Circular, silver alloy coin with a German quote engraved around the edge. On the front is an embossed Nazi emblem of a right facing eagle with spread wings clutching a wreath with a swastika inside, with the denomination 2 and text below and along the rim. On the back is a detailed relief of the right profile bust of Paul von Hindenburg, an older man with short hair and moustache, with embossed German text circling near the inner rim., Circular, silver alloy coin with a German quote engraved around the edge. On the front is an embossed Nazi emblem of a right facing eagle with spread wings clutching a wreath with a swastika inside, with the denomination 2 and text below and along the rim. On the back is a detailed relief of the right profile bust of Paul von Hindenburg, an older man with short hair and moustache, with embossed German text circling near the inner rim.

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