09 Dec 2020

Weimar Republic Coin

Coins | user_55494

Hello, this post is in regard to a new coin I have acquired on my German coin journey. This coin is a 1927 coin which has an obverse with Ernst August Koenig Von Hannover. Underneath the portrait, it says "Nach Brehmer" and underneath that is "H.S.". The reverse contains a portrait of the Hoff Theatre in Germany. Above the theatre is "Ehem.Kon.Hof-Theatre Zu Hannover" In addition, there is "Laves Archt" and again "Nach Brehmer" underneath the portrait. Underneath those words, there is a text "Zur Brinnbrung an Diss 75 Jaerige Jubelfeier am 1 September 1927". Translates to For the celebration of this 75 year anniversary on September 1, 1927. This coin is supposedly made in .750 silver according to the person who first collected this coin. I got this coin off of an auction site, hence, I have no idea about the origins or numismatic value of the coin. I would like to believe that it is a token or medal given to the Germans who went to the 75th anniversary of this theatre in 1927. For those who don't know, I am of Jewish-German Heritage and my family was persecuted by the Nazis. I have made it a personal project to collect coins from this era and send the collections to different Holocaust Museums to help with the remembrance of the atrocities of the Nazi party, or the German Nationalsozialistische Arbeiterpartei. If anyone has any idea of what this coin is or where it came from, feel free to either leave a comment, or email me at ellislandauer@gmail.com. Thank you for reading!

09 Sep 2020

Third Reich Coin Project

Coins-World | user_55494

Hello, my name is Ellis Landauer and I am a 15 year old member of the ANA and the Youth Numismatist program. I am a Jew and much of my family history lays in Germany and parts of Europe. Being that I am Jewish and of European descent, my family unfortunately had a run in with the Nazi's and their Third Reich regime. My project is to use the money I acquired from my Bar-Mitzvah a few years ago to buy Third Reich coins off of auction sites and donate them to Holocaust Museums and memorials instead of letting the coins going into the hands of Nazi sympathizers and other anti-Semites. My first and most recent set of coins I acquired was a group of 2 and 5 Reichsmark coins dating from 1935 to 1939, all years the Nazi party was in power, and all years the Jews were being discriminated against and killed from the Nuremberg laws set during late 1935. I have already messaged a few Holocaust Museums regarding loaning the coins for an exhibit. In addition, I found many coins from the German Empire, specifically 1/2 Marks, and 1 Mark coins which museums also enjoy to present because of the "life before" aspect of the coins history. Throughout the 30+ coins from my recent purchase from a police auction site, over 5 of them were rated Almost Circulated or better, which in my opinion is outstanding considering they range from 1875-1939. In addition to purchasing Nazi artifacts (specifically coins), I have also searched the internet looking for coins and artifacts from private sellers asking them to please either take down the artifacts (as to not profit from the torture of millions of people), or to send them to me so I can add it to my donation project. Not to my surprise, all of the private companies either ignored me or hung up from my calls almost immediately after mentioning donations. I just could not understand how people would want to profit from the demise of millions and the continuing suffering from anti-Semitic acts, to this day. If anybody has any sort of Nazi memorabilia of any type, or artifacts of any type in addition to Jewish artifacts from the concentration camps and ghettos(many military members who helped liberate the camps and ghettos kept photographs or memorabilia, and many people still have them today) , I would very much appreciate it if you would consider lending them to your local Holocaust Museum or Memorial or even large museums such as ones in Washington DC, New York, Germany, or even Israel. If you know of any auction sites, or private sellers that sell items that meet the criteria I mentioned, please email me atellislandauer@gmail.com or message or call me at 786-403-8418 Thank you for reading this :)-Ellis Landauer

18 Mar 2019

Funny Where This Hobby Take You Sometimes.

Odd & Curious Money | Mokie

The thing I enjoy most about this hobby is how it sometimes takes you on a journey to a new and interesting item that you were not even aware existed before the journey began. I was doing some research on a future blog about the many silver rounds produced by mints around the world and suddenly came upon a German silver round depicting the Goddess Germania. With just the slightest amount of extra effort, I found this absolutely beautiful banknote, featuring a portrait of Germania, and dating from 1910. On the Obverse we see Germania sitting, next to an oak tree with a sword in her right hand and her left arm resting atop her shield. The shield is decorated with a German style Eagle and the Eagle has shield on its chest with another smaller eagle. to the left of Germania you see some farm implements and on the far right a line of Battleships are cruising in formation. One senses a Germany proud of its past but looking to the future with weapons of war at the ready. On the reverse, we see Mercury with a Winged Cap. Does that remind you of anything? The Goddess Ceres, the God of Agriculture and Bounty, matching the farming implements on the obverse. The Watermark shows Kaiser Wilhelm I, along with the denomination. The Text translated by Google Translate is: "A Hundred Mark Reichsbank main cash paying in Berlin without the identity check theSupplier of this Banknote. Berlin, den 21, April 1910; Empire Bank's Board of Directors. (One Hundred ReichsMark).Any person who counterfeit or falsifies banknotes or counterfeit or falsified banknotes and inTransport is punishable by prison not less than two years." Incidentally, Germany was on the Gold Standard back then and each German Mark was worth .358 Grams of gold. Using my diminishing math skills means that this banknote could be exchanged for 35.8 Grams of Gold. Since there are a little over 30 Grams of Gold to each ounce, then this Banknote would have been exchangeable for over an ounce of Gold back in 1910 Germany. Unfortunately, the bill is worthless, except to a lover of beautiful engraving and I do love having this note in my collection. I hope you enjoyed this blog, I enjoyed doing the research. https://www.leftovercurrency.com/1000-mark-reichsbanknote-1910-value/

19 Jul 2017


Tokens | coinsbygary

There are coins in this set that are difficult to describe, and this 1863 store card is one of them. That said I intend to convey the little I known about Christoph Karl in my owner comments. Then taking into account the historical context of this token, I will give a plausible explanation of the allegories present on this beautiful token from New York City featuring Germania, the national personification of Germany.

20 Dec 2016

1829 Brunswick-Wolfenbuttel 24MG

Coins - World | World_Coin_Nut

Anyone that knows me knows that I tend to collect nice circulated pieces. Despite that when you I see a coin almost 200 years old in almost perfect condition I have to take a second look. The largest portion of my collection contains coins from the German States. The area of Brunswick-Wolfenbuttel put out some fascinating pieces in a wide variety of designs. This particular piece is a 24 Mariengroschen dated 1829. It is not the most interesting design from the area but it is well struck and graded NGC MS66. There were 2 different versions of this coin, this one has the "ZU BRAUNSCHW" legend.

31 Dec 2015

History of the German Coat of Arms

Coins - World | World_Coin_Nut

As many of you know I am an advocate for acquiring nice circulated coins. Most of my favorite coins are XF and AU graded pieces. I just like coins that have some history in circulation. Of course these same coins usually cost less than the premium prices commanded by their mint state examples. That said this 1922 German 3 Mark coin has been a favorite of mine since I acquired it. I purchased it as part of a lot several years ago and submitted to NGC because of its obvious high grade.

02 Nov 2015

German Currency

Coins | user_4972

German currency is some of the oldest modern and ancientcurrencies you can find.Germany, formed from the manycitystates, such as Prussia and Brandenburg,isone of the dominant powers in Europe.Germany, being one of my favorite countries, sticks out to me and many others for being so old and unique. The oldest German Currency you can find would be that of the German city states commonly known as the 'Thaler'. The 'Thaler' comes in many odd denominations being that is a pre decimal currency; it is not uncommon to find 1/12 1/24 and 1/3 Thalers. I happen to have a 1/12 Thaler from 1693 (NGC 2654394-003 if you are interested in seeing it) and it is the oldest dated coin that I own. After the states ended slow unification in the area occurred with countries such as Prussia coming into existence. This was short lived and was succeded by the German Empire. The German Empire used the very first incarnation of the Mark. The German Empire was defeated in World War I and was followed by the Weimar Republic. The Weimar Republic was doomed from the start with the 'Papiermark' (Papermark) being worth so little that it was used for wallpaper. Coins from this era are harder to find than most others but hyperinflation notes are readily available. After the Weimar Republic Nazi Germany was founded with Adolph Hitler as the 'Führer' (leader). Nazi Germany used the Reichsmark, however,it was used briefly in Weimar Republic as well. Coins from this era are often collected for the Swastika and non Swastika varieties. The Reichsmark was used shortly after the war as well. After the Nazis fell the divided Germany was formed. Divided German used the now readily available Deutschmark. The Deutschmark was used even after the reunification until 2002 when Germany (unfortunately) adopted the Euro. The Euro coins are available in special German issues to add variety to the currency which I heavily dislike. The history of the German currency is one of the most interesting histories of any European currencies. Germany has a bright future ahead with many Euro Commemoratives ready to be minted. Germany also has a large number of mints with them being labled in alphabetical order. The subunit of the Mark was the pfennig and replaced the fractions on the Thaler. German Currency is highly collectable with many people specializing in the field.

09 May 2015

Litzmannstadt...A Chapter in German Monetary History (Book Review)

Library | Juno Moneta

In your never ending quest to seek out and learn about REALLY interesting world coins you may happen upon the tragic series of coins from the Lotz Ghetto of Litzmannstadt. Following the invasion of Poland (1939) by the forces of the 3rd Reich of Germany, the Nazis set up an illusion of a "self administered" Jewish enclave in an occupied Polish town. They did this by walling in a section of town in Litzmannstadt, which already had a robust Jewish population. They forced the poor inhabitants into forced labor while they slowly starved the elderly and the leaders. Those were the good times, because beginning in 1942 they started moving some of the Jews to the extermination camps.

06 May 2015

Touring Nuremberg by Streetcar - Token (FREE Book download)

Library | Juno Moneta

I wrote a free book that examines 45 Nuremberg Streetcar tokens. These were issued in 1920, during the runaway inflation period of the Weimar Republic. This is a highly illustrated book that looks at the people, places and things that are highly regarded in Germany then and now. The book is enhanced with artwork, postcards and history of the subjects featured on these unique transportation related emergency coins. Direct link for viewing and download is:


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