Prelude to Disaster: The Von Hindenburg Reichsmark Coin Set
In 1933, a handshake between Adolf Hitler and Paul von Hindenburg sealed the Nazi Party’s rise to power. Though he personally disliked Hitler and did not approve of his politics, Hindenburg was the man who made Hitler Chancellor of Germany. A field marshal during World War I and the second president of the Weimar Republic from 1925 to 1934, Hindenburg’s presidential terms were wracked by political instability and economic depression. Dying of lung cancer and needing to appoint a successor, Hindenburg was assured that there were safeguards in place to prevent Nazi party members from assuming control despite the Nazis holding a majority in the Reichstag. The deal was made in 1933 and Hindenburg died a year later. With him died the last remaining check to Hitler’s power. As they say, the rest is history.
Coins Feature the Dreaded Nazi Swastika
This two-coin set features 2- and 5-Reichsmark coins issued in Nazi Germany between 1936 and 1939. When the Nazi Party came to power in Germany in 1933, it immediately set out to galvanize public support by using popular German figureheads like Paul von Hindenburg and powerful images such as the German Eagle and Nazi swastika on public buildings, in newspapers and on the coins Germans used every day. These coins both feature the bust of Hindenburg on the obverse and the Nazi Swastika in a wreath held aloft by an eagle on the reverse.
Combined, these two coins were struck in .5623 ounces of highly pure 90% fine silver. Plus, each comes in nice Extremely Fine (XF) condition. When Nazi Germany was defeated by the Allies in 1945, anything that could be found bearing Nazi symbols was confiscated and destroyed. What few silver Reichsmarks survived are now scarce WWII relics. Secure this set for your collection today!
- A NAZI TRIBUTE TO ONE OF GERMANY’S FINEST – This two-coin set features the same design on each coin: a portrait of Paul von Hindenburg, the man, who despite disliking Adolf Hitler, made him Chancellor of Germany, thus enabling the Nazis to seize power. The coin’s reverse features the Nazi Swastika in a wreath held aloft by an eagle.
- STRUCK IN HIGHLY PURE SILVER – The 2 Reichsmark coin measures 25 mm in diameter and was struck in .1607 ounces of highly pure 90% fine silver while the 5 Reichsmark coin measures 29 mm in diameter and was struck in .4016 ounces of 90% fine silver.
- LEGAL TENDER IN NAZI GERMANY – These coins were legal tender in Nazi Germany before and during World War II. Most were confiscated and destroyed following Germany’s defeat in the war.
- NICE EXTREMELY FINE CONDITION – Each coin in your 1936–1939 Nazi Germany Hindenburg 2 & 5 Silver Reichsmark Two-Piece Set will come in Extremely Fine (XF) condition.
Get a pair of World War II-era coins with this 1936–1939 Nazi Germany Hindenburg 2 & 5 Silver Reichsmark Two-Piece Set. Few of these coins are left for today’s collectors, so order yours now!