1 Pfennig coin
Date of Creation1940 [issued]
GenreCurrency, Medals & Militaria
Previous NUmber93.08.0141; 93.07.0067/68T
CreatorDeutsche Reichsbank [issued by]
Place of CreationGermany
DescriptionEagle and swastika on obverse side with text and date. Reverse side has 1 Pfennig denomination and text.
Measurementsdiameter: 1.7 cm
InscriptionsRecto: Deutsches Reich / 1940
ProvenanceGifted to the Vancouver Holocaust Centre Society in 1993 by Maurice Smith.
Artefacts from this accession were collected by the donor while he was stationed Bloemendaal, Holland where his duties included guarding German Wehrmacht supplies. The donor served in Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry regiment in 1944 during the invasion of Italy before joining the the First Canadian Army during the liberation of the Netherlands in 1945.
Legal Statuspermanent collection
Credit LineCourtesy of Maurice Smith