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5 Reichsmark coin

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Resource TypeObjects
Date of Creation1936 [issued]
GenreCurrency, Medals & Militaria
Object ID2020.044.001
CreatorDeutsche Reichsbank [issued by]
Place of CreationGermany
DescriptionEagle and swastika on obverse with denomination and date. Portrait of Paul von Hindenburg on reverse. Mintmark "A" on reverse. Inscription along edge. 
Materials/Techniquessilver
Measurementsdiameter: 2.9 cm
InscriptionsEdge: GEMEINNUTZ GEHT VOR EIGENNUTZ

LanguageGerman
ProvenanceGifted to the Vancouver Holocaust Education Centre in 2020 by Benjamin Lush. 

The donor found the coin in a collector's cardboard holder along with other paper currency during a demolition. 
Legal Statuspermanent collection