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COINS & CURRENCY OF WORLD WAR II

A selection of money used during World War 2

NAZI GERMANY SILVER COINS

Nazi German silver 2 Reichsmark & 5 Reichsmark coins
These four silver coins serve as a memento of the horrors of the Third Reich. The 2 Reichsmark was issued from 1936 to 1939. It pictures Paul von Hindenburg on one side and an eagle holding a wreathed swastika on the other. It is 25mm in diameter and contains .1607 troy ounces of silver.  Nazi Germany used three different designs on their regular issue 5 Reichsmark coins. The first pictured the Potsdam Military Church, also called the Potsdam Garrison Church, on one side and an eagle and two small swastikas on the other. It was struck only from 1934 to 1935. The Church was built by Prussian King Friedrich Wilhelm I between 1730 and 1735. Adolf Hitler was sworn in a Chancellor of Germany by Paul von Hindenburg at the Church in 1933. It burned down in the fires caused by the Allied bombing in 1945. The second type was struck during only during the last part of 1935 and the first part of 1936. It pictured Paul von Hindenburg on one side and an eagle on the other. Starting in 1936 the Eagle reverse was replaced with an eagle holding a wreathed swastika, similar to the 2 Reichsmark. The Eagle and Swastika 5 Reichsmark was struck from 1936 to 1939. The silver 5 Reichsmark coins are each 29mm in diameter and contains .4016 troy ounces of silver. Because of the war, no Nazi silver coins were struck after 1939. Coins grade Very Fine.
Item DE-93 NAZI GERMANY SILVER 2 REICHSMARK HINDENBURG/SWASTIKA 1936-39 KM93 VF $12.00
Item DE-83 NAZI GERMANY SILVER 5 REICHSMARK MILITARY CHURCH 1934-35 KM83 VF $24.00
Item DE-86 NAZI GERMANY SILVER 5 REICHSMARK HINDENBURG/EAGLE 1935-36 KM86 VF $19.00
Item DE-94 NAZI GERMANY SILVER 5 REICHSMARK HINDENBURG/SWASTIKA 1936-39 KM94 VF $25.00
Item DE-SSET4 SET OF ABOVE 4 NAZI GERMAN SILVER COINS $79.00



NAZI GERMAN 14 COIN SET  

Nazi Germany 14 coin set
This 14 coin set includes the regular issue coins of Nazi Germany listed above. Included are the following coins: The bronze 1 and 2 Reichspfennig issued from 1936 to 1940 with an eagle and swastika. The aluminum-bronze (brass) 5 and 10 Reichspfennig issued from 1936 to 1939 with an eagle and swastika. The aluminum 50 Reichspfennig picturing an eagle, which was dated only one year, 1935. The nickel 1 Reichsmark with an eagle which was issued from 1933 to 1939. Because nickel was a critical war material, most were melted during the War. The silver 5 Reichmark issued in 1934 and 1935 pictures the Potsdam Garrison Church where Hitler was sworn into office on one side and an eagle and two small swastikas on the other. Paul von Hindenburg and an Eagle are on the silver 5 Reichsmark dated 1935 and 1936. The silver 2 Reichsmark and 5 Reichsmark dating from 1936 to 1939 pictures Hindenburg on one side and an eagle holding a swastika during the other. Because of World War II, the only coins issued after 1940 were the zinc 1, 5 and 10 Reichspfennig, and the aluminum 50 Reichspfennig, which depict an eagle holding a swastika. The coins grade Very Fine or better, though the zinc coins may have some spots. Because of the difficulty in obtaining all 14 coins at one time, I rarely am able to offer this historic set. (Note: this set includes the coins in the Nazi 8 coin set listed above).
Item DE-NAZISET14 NAZI GERMAN 14 COIN SET 1 REICHSPFENNIG - 5 REICHSMARK 1934-44 VF $110.00

NAZI GERMAN CURRENCY



Germany 50 Reichsmark note 1933 P182
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Price ReducedThe 50 Reichsmark was the first note issued after Adolf Hitler came to power.  The note is dated March 30, 1933, which is one week after Hitler assumed control over Germany.  It features the portrait and watermark of 19th century Prussian politician and banker David Hansemann.  The back features a portrait of Mercury and two small children.
Item PM-DE-NAZI50RMK GERMANY 50 REICHSMARKNOTE 1933 P182 Fine-VF $7.50

Germany 20 Reichmark note 1929 P181
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The 20 Reichsmark note dated 1929 portrays Ernst Werner Siemens, the 19th century German industralist and inventor who founded the Siemens A.G. which has expanded into a multi-national company producing a wide range products. The back features children holding tools and a worker carrying a hammer.  It has a watermark of Siemans at the left and an embosed seal near the lower left corner.  The note continued in circulation throughout World War II.
Item PM-DE-NAZI20RMK-29 GERMANY 20 REICHSMARK NOTE 1929 P181 F-VF $4.00

Germany 10 Reichmark note 1929 P180
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The 10 Reichsmark depicts Albrecht Thaer, a 19th Century German agriculturalist who applied scientific principles to agriculture and set up one of the first agricultural colleges.  The back features two children and a woman carrying a sickle.  The note is dated January 22, 1929 and was issued until 1945..  It has a watermark of Thaer at the right and an embosed seal near the lower left corner.
Item PM-DE-NAZI10RMK GERMANY 10 REICHSMARK NOTE 1929 P180 F-VF $3.00



HIGH GRADE NAZI GERMAN 5 REICHMARK NOTE FEATURES HITLER YOUTH  

Germany 5 Reichsmark note, 1942 P186
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Nazi Germany introduced this 5 Reichmark note in 1942 to replace the silver 5 Reichsmark coins which were disappearing from circulation due to hoarding.  The front of the note features a German young man, along with a small eagle and swastika. The back depicts a woman with a sickle and a man with a wood plane, representing farming and industry.   Between them is a vignette of the Brunswick Cathedral and the Brunswick Lion statue.  The Lion was commissioned by Henry the Lion about 1166AD.  The statue is the oldest, preserved large sculpture from the Middle Ages north of the Alps. The note measures 140x70mm and is brown.  The left side features a watermark of the numeral "5".
Item PM-DE-5RMK-U NAZI GERMANY 5 REICHSMARK NOTE, 1942 P186 AU-UNC.  $20.00



NEWNAZI GERMAN RENTENMARK NOTES

Germany1 Rentenmark note 1937 P173Germany 2 Rentenmark note 1937 P174
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In 1937 Nazi Germany introduced 1 and 2 Rentenmark notes.  The Rentenmark was equivalent to the Reichsmark however it was the issuing authority was the Rentenbank rather than the Reichsbank. The Reichsbank did not issue notes under 5 Reichsmarks so the Rentenbank was utilized to issue these lower denomination notes. The  Rentenbank's currency was backed by mortgages on land and industrial properties rather than by gold.  The emblem of the Rentenbank was a sheaf of grain.  The emblem appears both on the back of the notes and in the embossed seal at the lower right corner of the notes. They were the last notes issued by the Rentenbank.  The notes continued in circulation until 1948.
Item PM-DE-RENTEN2 GERMANY 1 & 2 RENTENMARK NOTES 1937 P173 & P174 VG-Fine $7.00




WORLD WAR II GERMAN MILITARY CURRENCY 

German Wehrmacht military currency, 1 Reichsmark 1944 PM38German Wehrmacht military currency, 10 Reichsmark 1944 PM40
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Wehrmacht military currency was used by Nazi Germany to pay its troops during the final months of World War II.  The notes are dated September 15, 1944. Soldiers were paid in military scrip while in transit. When a soldier arrived at his post the notes could be converted to the local currency or occupation notes. The notes all have similar designs. The front includes a small Eagle holding a Swastika and the inscription "VERRECHNUNGSSEN F▄R DIE DEUTSCHE WEHRMACHT" (Clearing notes for German Armed Forces) The back of the note includes regulations and instructions on how to use the notes.  They are interesting and historic pieces of World War II military history.
Item PM-DE-MILIT1 GERMAN MILITARY CURRENCY 1 REICHSMARK 1944 PM38 UNC. $13.00
Item PM-DE-MILIT10 GERMAN MILITARY CURRENCY 10 REICHSMARK 1944 PM40 AU-UNC. $25.00


SILVER COIN FROM THE ITALIAN OCCUPATION OF ALBANIA

Albania silver 5 Lek 1939 KM33After Hitler annexed Austria and invaded Czechoslovakia, Mussolini wanted to show that Italy could do the same, so he invaded Albania in April 1939.  His force of some 100,000 men, 137 ships and 600 airplanes quickly overwhelmed the Albanian army.  Italian King Victor Emmanuel III was proclaimed King of Albania and a puppet government under the control of Fascist Italy was created.  This 1939 silver 5 Let was struck to help mark the occasion.  The bust of Victor Emmanuel is on the obverse.  The reverse features the traditional Albanian Eagle flanked by a pair of fasces.  The coin was struck only for a single year. The 23.1mm coin weighs 5 grams, and is struck .835 fine silver.
Item AL-5L ALBANIA-ITALIAN OCCUPATION: SILVER 5 LEK 1939 KM33 XF $27.00


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BANKNOTE OF NAZI OCCUPIED CROATIA

Croatia 1000 Kuna banknote 1943 P12
On April 6, 1941 Axis Forces under Nazi Germany invaded Yugoslavia.  They promptly conquered and divided the nation along ethnic lines, creating the puppet governments for Croatia and Serbia.   Other bits of Yugoslavia were divided between Germany's allies. Croatia was nominally ruled by an Italian prince who never set foot in the country.. From the Nazi puppet state of Croatia we have the 1943 1000 Kuna note. The note has an ancient frieze on the front and two Croatian women in fancy native costumes.  It was  printed in Germany by Giesecke & Devrient, a private company which is still printing banknotes.   
Item PM-HR-1000K NAZI CROATIA 1000 KUNA 1943 P12 AU-UNC. $5.00




WORLD WAR II COIN OF BULGARIA

Bulgaria 50 Leva 1940 KM48Boris III became Czar of Bulgaria in 1918 after his father was forced to abdicate following Bulgaria's defeat in World War I. During his reign he faced multiple assassination attempts and military coups before successfully asserting his power in 1935.  Bulgaria initially declared neutrality in World War II, however it joined the Axis in March 1941 on Hitler's promise to restore territories lost in World War I.  Hitler used Bulgaria as a base to attack Greece and Yugoslavia the following month.  Boris never fully supported Hitler, refusing to send troops to fight against the Soviet Union and repeatedly delaying the deportation of Jews. Boris died of an apparent heart attack in August 1943, shortly after a stormy meeting with Adolf Hitler.  Some claim he may have been poisoned for his refusal to cooperate.  Shortly there-after the Soviet Union declared war on Bulgaria and entered the country unopposed. This 1940 copper-nickel 50 Leva features Boris’s head is on one side and the denomination within a wreath is on the other.  The 27mm coin was struck in Berlin and has the "A" Berlin mintmark below Boris's head.
Item BG-50L BULGARIA 50 LEVA 1940 KM4 VF $3.00



NEWWORLD WAR II COIN FOR NORTH AFRICA

France 5 Francs 1940 minted for use in Algeria KM888a.1This 1940 5 Francs was struck in France for use in Algeria shortly before the country fell to the Nazis in June 1940. The coin has the same design as the homeland 5 Francs but is struck in a distinctive aluminum-bronze alloy.  The 31mm coin depicts the head of Marianne on the obverse and the denomination within a wreath on the reverse.  At the time it was minted Algeria did not have any distinctive coins of its own. The coins were in use in Algeria  at the time of Allied invasion of North Africa in Operation Torch in November 1942.
Item FR-888A FRANCE 5 FRANCS FOR USE IN ALGERIA 1940, KM888a.1 VF $4.50

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WORLD WAR II COIN OF FRENCH INDO-CHINA  Restocked

French Indo China 1/4 Cent 1942 Osaka Mint KM25 Hanoi, the capital of French Indo-China  (now Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos) fell to the Japanese on December 7, 1941, the same day Japan attacked Pearl Harbor.  The Japanese withdraw and melted the Annamese copper and brass cash coins in circulation in order to use their metal in the war effort. The cash coins were valued 1/5 to 1/6 of a cent and were widely used for small transactions. To replace them the Osaka mint in Japan struck a zinc 1/4 cent coin for French Indo-China in 1942. The coins bore the Vichy Government legend of "Etat Francais". We are pleased to offer you this historic World War II coin of French Indo-China.  
Item FIC-QTRC FRENCH INDO-CHINA 1/4 CENT 1942 KM25 Fine $3.00




NAZI OCCUPIED NETHERLANDS

Nazi occupied Netherlands 1 & 10 Cents 1941-43 KM170 & KM173Despite being neutral, the Netherlands was attacked and quickly occupied by Nazi Germany in May 1940.  New coins, made of zinc, were issued by the German occupation government.  The 1 Cent features a circled cross on one side and a sprig of wheat on the other.  The 10 Cents depicts three tulips. 
Item NL-WWII NAZI NETHERLANDS 1 & 10 CENTS 1941-43 KM170 & 173 VF $4.50


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WORLD WAR II COIN OF SPAIN   Restocked

Spain 1 Peseta 1944 KM767Though Francisco Franco and the Spanish Nationalists were received heavy assistance from Hitler during the Spanish Civil War and the two were ideologically similar, Spain never officially joined the Axis powers in World War II.  Spain provided volunteers to fight against Russia, but insisted they not be used on the western front. Negotiations between Hitler and Franco concerning Spain formally entering the war did not go well, with Hitler reportedly saying "I prefer to have three or four of my own teeth pulled out than to speak to that man again!".   This 1944 21mm aluminum-bronze Spanish 1 Peseta depicts coat of arms of Spain on the obverse.  The reverse features the historical symbols of Spain around the denomination:  a pomegranate for Granada, four pallets for Aragon, a castle of Castile, a lion for Leˇn, chains for Navarre and a bundle of arrows for the Catholic Monarchs (Ferdinand and Isabella) who united the country. 
Item ES-1P SPAIN 1 PESETA 1944 KM767 F-VF $3.00

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WWII SOVIET UNION WAR BONDS

 Soviet Union 50 Roubles 1945 war bond depicts bombers, tanks and troopsSoviet Union 25 Roubles 1945 war bond depicts bombers, tanks and troops

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The Soviet Union had impressive looking war bonds! Theese 1945 bonds feature wonderful bright red vignettes of Soviet bombers, tanks and troops.  To the right is a blue vignette of a smoky factory and construction going up next to a ruined building. At the top is the Soviet arms featuring the hammer and sickle over the earth.   Details of the terms of the bonds are on the back.  The bonds were a lottery bond. Over the life of the bond only a third were to be drawn and redeemed.  Those bonds not drawn were to be redeemed after 20 years.  All the bonds of a given year have the same vignettes, however each denomination of bond comes is a different size.   The 50 Rubles is approximately 5.25" x 5.75" (10.3 x 14.2cm).  The 25 Rubles is approximately 3.5" x 5" (8.5 x 12.3cm). They are wonderful, historic pieces featuring socialist realism art.  
Item BND-USSR45-50 SOVIET UNION 50 RUBLE 1945 WAR BOND, VG-F $25.00
Item BND-USSR45-25 SOVIET UNION 25 RUBLE 1945 WAR BOND, F $25.00




BU WORLD WAR II BRITISH FARTHING

Great Britain Farthing 1939 KM843This Brilliant Uncirculated British Farthing is dated 1939, the year Great Britain declared war on Germany. The 20mm bronze coin depicts King George VI on the obverse.  The reverse features a wren, the smallest bird in Britain, which was appropriate as the farthing was the lowest denomination of Britain, worth just a quarter of a penny.
Item GB-FARTH GREAT BRITAIN FARTHING 1939 KM843 BU $12.00



LAST COINS OF THE KINGDOM OF YUGOSLAVIA

Yugoslavia 2 Dinara 1938 Large crown KM20Yugoslavia 10 Dinara 1938 KM22Peter II became king of Yugoslavia in 1934 at age 11 upon the assassination of his father, King Alexander I.  Though he was opposed to Nazi Germany, his regent signed a pact that allied Yugoslavia with the Nazis in 1941.  Two days later a British supported coup overthrew the regency and proclaimed the 17-year old Peter to be of age and in control of Yugoslavia.  Hitler responded by attacking and quickly conquering Yugoslavia.  Peter escaped by climbing down a drainpipe. The monarchy was abolished and he never returned to his homeland. He made his way to London, then after the war lived in the United States, eventually working in a Los Angeles Savings and Loan before he died in 1970.  The 24.5mm aluminum-bronze 2 Dinara depicts the royal crown on one side and the denomination on the other.  The 23mm nickel10 Dinara features the head of Peter II on one side and the denomination within a wreath on the other.  The coins were some of the last coins issued by Yugoslavia prior to the start of World War II and the last coins of the Kingdom of Yugoslavia.
NewItem YU-2D38 YUGOSLAVIA 2 DINARA 1938 Large Crown KM20 BU $7.00
Item YU-10D38 YUGOSLAVIA 10 DINARA 1938 KM22 XF-AU $3.50



NEWWORLD WAR II COINS OF JAPAN

Japan 1 Sen 1940-43, 5 Sen 1940-43, 10 Sen 1944These three Japanese World War II era coins feature symbols of the country's nationalism. The aluminum 1 and 5 Sen were minted from 1940 to 1943.  The 16mm 1 Sen pictures Mount Fuji on one side and the denomination on the other. Mount Fuji is a symbol of the country and is considered sacred by many.   The 19mm 5 Sen depicts the golden kite bird on one side and the Imperial Chrysanthemum Seal and clouds on the other.  The golden kite was a symbol of Japanese military prowess. In Japanese mythology the golden kite helped guide Japan's first emperor to victory.  It was also the name of Japan’s second highest military honor.  The Chrysanthemum Seal represents the Emperor of Japan.  The Supreme Order of the Chrysanthemum in Japan’s highest honor. The 1944 zinc 10 Sen was struck only a single year.  The 19mm coin has a center hole to make it easily distinguishable from the 5 Sen which was the same diameter.  Above the hole is the Chrysanthemum Seal representing the Emperor.  Beneath is the Paulownia Crest within clouds, which represents the government of Japan.
Item JP-SETWWII JAPAN 3 COIN SET 1 - 10 SEN 1940-44 VF $3.50




SCARCE WWII CLAY COIN FROM JAPAN

Japan baked clay 1 Sen KM110 By the end of World War II Japan suffered from a severe shortage of metal needed to make coins.  Emergency coins were made out of clay, however the coins circulated for only for only a few days in cental Japan before the Japanese surrender on August 15, 1945. This scarce clay 1 Sen coin circulated for only a few days at the end of World War II in central Japan.  The unusual, undated 1 Sen coin features Mt. Fuji on one side and sakura blossems on the other.  The 15mm coin is made from red or brown clay.  It is quite scarce and unknown to many collectors.
Item JP-110 JAPAN CLAY 1 SEN (1945) KM110 UNC. $32.00




POST-WAR CURRENCY OF JAPAN  Restocked

Japan 1 Yen banknote 1946Japan 10 Yen banknote 1946
These two undated notes were issued by the Bank of Japan in 1946, shortly after Japan's defeat in World War II.   The 1 Yen note features the portrait of Ninomiya Sontoku and a rooster on the front.  The denomination is on the back, in both Japanese and English.  Sontoku was born in 1787 to a poor peasant family.  He was diligent, intelligent, hard working and studious.  It was said that he would be up early in the mountains gathering wood and studying even before the cock crowed, hence the rooster on the note.   He became a wealthy farmer and was eventually entrusted with important positions by the Shogun. He reformed agricultural practices, increasing yields, set up village credit unions, and developed a philosophical approach which emphasized practical ethical principles.  Schools in Japan often have statues of him reading a book while gathering wood, showing how he would study every moment he could.  The 10 Yen note features the Diet (parliament) building.  Both notes were replaced with coins a few years later.
Item PM-JP-1Y-46 JAPAN 1 YEN BANKNOTE 1946 P85 Fine  $3.00
Item PM-JP-10Y-46 JAPAN 10 YEN BANKNOTE 1946 P87 Fine $3.00


WORLD WAR II JAPANESE MILITARY CURRENCY USED IN CHINA  

China - Japanese Military Currency: 5 Yen P25 (1938-44)
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Japan  issued Military Currency starting in 1938 for use in the areas of China that they occupied. Because civilians were forced to accept the Military Yen, which was not backed and could not be exchanged into Japanese Yen, it cost the Japanese government virtually nothing to purchase whatever they wanted. The initial issues of Military currency were created by taking partially completed Japanese homeland notes and overprinting them on the front and back with four large red characters that read "Military Note". 
Item PM-CN-M5YOVPT JAPANESE MILITARY 5 YEN OVERPRINTED NOTE FOR CHINA, 1938-44 PM25 F $3.00



MENG CHIANG JAPANESE PUPPET BANK   

Meng Chiang Bank 5 Chiao 1938 KM521During the 1930's Japan conquered much of Northern China.  The Meng Chiang Bank was a puppet bank established by the Japanese to provide currency for the area between Mongolia and Manchukuo, known as Inner Mongolia.  In 1938 the Bank issued its only coin: a copper-nickel 5 Chiao. One side of the coin features a pair of stylized dragons and the denomination.   The other side has a floral design.
Item MENG521 MENG CHIANG BANK 5 CHIAO 1938 (KM521) VF-XF $10.00



JAPANESE PUPPET STATE OF MANCHUKUO   Restocked

Manchukuo 1 Fen & 1 Chiao coins KM6 & KM8 1934-39In 1931 Japan invaded the three north-eastern provinces of China and set up the nominally independent nation of Manchukuo.  A puppet government was set up under P’u-Yi, the former Emperor of China.  In 1934 he was given the title "Emperor of Manchuo" and the legends on the coins were changed to reflect his new exalted status.  The bronze 1 Fen features the flag of Manchukuo on one side and floral sprays on the other.  The copper-nickel 1 Chiao (10 Fen) depicts a pair of dragons on one side and a lotus flower on the other. 
Item MAN-KT-SET2 MANCHUKUO 1 FEN & 1 CHIAO KM6 & KM8 1934-39 F-VF $9.75




UNUSUAL FIBER COINS FROM WWII JAPANESE OCCUPATION OF CHINA  

Manchukuo 1 Fen 1945 Y13a "red fiber"Manchukuo 5 Fen 1944-1945 Red Fiber YA13a
Manchukuo was a Japanese puppet state carved out of Northeastern China prior to World War II.  Due to a severe metal shortage towards the end of the war, it issued these unusual 1 Fen and 5 Fen coins struck in a thick, red material rather than metal. The coins are dated in the year of the reign of Emperor Kang Te of Manchukuo.   Kang Te was formerly known as Pu Yi, who was the last Emperor of China until he was deposed in 1911. The Japanese used him as the figurehead leader for Manchukuo.  The 1 Fen struck only a single year; 1945.  The 5 Fen was struck in 1944 and 1945. Because the material used was relitively soft, the coins show considerable wear. These historic World War II coins are some of the few circulating non-metallic coins of the 20th century.  
Item MAN-1F MANCHUKUO 1 FEN 1945 Y13a G-VG $6.00
Item MAN-5F MANCHUKUO 5 FEN 1944-45 YA13a G-VG $7.50



WORLD WAR II CHINESE CURRENCY

Bank of China 5 Yuan banknote 1940, P84Bank of China 10 Yuan banknote 1940, P85Bank of China 100 Yuan banknote with Chungking Overprint 1940, P88c
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In July 1937 Japan began a full scale invasion of China. Japanese forces quickly took Peking (Beijing) and Shanghai.  In December the Japanese conquered the capital city of Nanking, and engaged in a campaign of mass murder and rape.   Rather than surrender, the Chinese retreated and moved their capital to the remote city of Chungking (now Chongqing) in south-west China.  The 1940 blue 5 Yuan,  red 10 Yuan and purple 100 Yuan notes were issued by the Nationalist Chinese government's Bank of China after it moved from Shanghai to Chungking to escape the Japanese.  The notes feature Sun Yat Sen, the founding father of the Republic of China on the front.  The back pictures the Temple of Heaven in Beijing.  The notes were printed by the American Banknote Company and are in Chinese on the front, English on the back.  The 100 Yuan note is overprinted "Chungking" in English on the back, and in Chinese on the front.
Item PM-CN-BOC5Y BANK OF CHINA 5 YUAN NOTE, 1940 P84 VF $5.00
Item PM-CN-BOC10Y BANK OF CHINA 10 YUAN NOTE, 1940 P85 VF $4.00
Item PM-CN-BOC100Y BANK OF CHINA 100 YUAN NOTE, 1940 P88c F-VF $7.00


WWII CHINESE BANKNOTE

Central Bank of China 100 Yuan 1941 P243
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Japan attacked China on July 7, 1937.  They soon captured Shanghai, and brutally captured the capital city of Nanking (Nanjing).  Though the Japanese ruled large cities and coastal areas, they were unable to control the vast interior.  During World War II the United States and Great Britain supported China by supplying weapons and supplies.  After the Allies defeat in Burma, supplies were airlifted over the Himalayas ("the hump") from India.  Over the course of the war it is estimated that between 10 million and 25 million Chinese civilians and 4 million Chinese and Japanese military personnel died of war related violence, famine and disease.  This 100 Yuan note issued by the Central Bank of China is dated 1941.  It was printed in Pennsylvania by the Security Banknote Company.  The note features Sun Yat Sen and measures 160mm x 83mm.
Item PM-CN-CBC100Y CENTRAL BANK OF CHINA 100 YUAN 1941 P243 XF-AU $4.00






WORLD WAR II JAPANESE INVASION MONEY

World War II Japanese Invasion notes from Burma, Burma and Malaya
As the Japanese Empire spread out in the early days of World War II, the Japanese government issued special currency for the various nations and colonies they conquered. We are offering this collection of 8 different notes issued by the Imperial Japanese Government for the Philippines, Malaya (now Malaysia), and Burma (now Myanmar). The notes were issued in the currency and official language that was in use at the time of the invasion. Thus notes issued for the Philippines were denominated in Pesos and Centavos and were in English (as it was a United States commonwealth), the Malay notes were denominated in Dollars and Cents and were in English, (as it was a British Colony), and the Burmese notes were denominated in Rupees and Cents and were in English (as it was a British Colony). The first letter in the block of letters on the front of the note indicates where the note was to be used: B = Burma, M = Malaya, P = Philippines, The notes serve as a reminder for the failed exploits of the Japanese Imperial Armed Forces during World War II.
Item PM-JIM8 8 DIFFERENT WORLD WAR II JAPANESE INVASION NOTES, Very Fine - UNC. $9.95



JAPANESE INVASION OF THE UNITED STATES?

Malaya 10 Dollars Japanese Invasion Money
When these notes issued by Japan started showing up during World War II, many people took it as proof that Japan was about to conquer the United States and had already printed new currency for the United States. After all, the notes were clearly denominated in Dollar or Cents and had the words "THE JAPANESE GOVERNMENT" in large letters.  The story was repeated so many times that many believed it must be true.  Though the Japanese government did print the notes, however they were for use in Malay, which Japan conquered by early 1942, and not the United States.   Like the United States, Malaya used dollars and cents.  The Uncirculated 10 Dollar notes pictures features bananas, breadfruit and coconuts on the front and palm trees and a ship steaming in the horizon on the back.   These are historic collector’s items recalling Japan’s unsuccessful attempt to extend her empire across Asia in World War II
Item PM-MALAYA10 MALAYA 10 DOLLARS JAPANESE INVASION NOTE, PM7c UNC. $3.00
Item PM-MALAYA10x10 10 PIECES OF MALAYA 10 DOLLARS JAPANESE INVASION NOTE, PM7c AU-UNC. $18.00
Item PM-MALAYA10x100 100 PIECES OF MALAYA 10 DOLLARS JAPANESE INVASION NOTE, PM7c AU-UNC. $95.00



WORLD WAR II PHILIPPINE GUERRILLA NOTES

World War Two Philippine Guerilla notesIn order to finance their activities fighting the Japanese during World War II various guerrilla bands in the Philippines issued their own currency. The guerillas would set up currency boards which would issue notes. Generally, each province would have its own currency board.  The names of three members of the currency board would appear on each note, which was a very brave and brazen act of defiance against the Japanese invaders. The notes tend to be crude, as they were printed under rather unfavorable conditions with limited resources.  We are pleased to offer sets of 24 different or 40 different World War II Philippine Guerilla notes. The set of 40 different includes the notes in the set of 24 different. The notes grade Very Good to Very Fine.  These notes are a historic vestige of the brave Filipino underground who fought against the Japanese Imperial Army.
Item PM-PH-GUER24 24 DIFFERENT WORLD WAR II PHILIPPINE GUERILLA NOTES VG-VF $49.50
Item PM-PH-GUER40 40 DIFFERENT WORLD WAR II PHILIPPINE GUERILLA NOTES VG-VF $79.50



LAST COIN OF THE NETHERLANDS EAST INDIES WAS STRUCK IN PHILADELPHIA

Netherlands East Indies 1/2 Cent 1945-P KM314.2 This 17mm bronze Half Cent were struck at the United States Mint in Philadelphia in 1945 in preparation for the liberation of the Netherlands East Indies (now Indonesia) from the Japanese. The coin is dated 1945 and the P mintmark is below the date. Indonesia gained independence from the Netherlands shortly after World War II, making them some of the last coins ever issued for what had been a Dutch territory for over 300 years. The coin features the Dutch arms on one side. The other side has legends in Javanese and Malay.  The coin is Uncirculated, though may show some minor spotting as is common on older bronze coins.
Item NEI-HALF  NETHERLANDS EAST INDIES 1/2  CENT 1945-P KM314.2 UNC. $3.00



NEWWORLD WAR II COIN OF FREE FRENCH MADAGASCAR

Madagascar 50 Centimes 1943 KM1In 1943 Madagascar issued its first coins, including this bronze 50 Centimes.  After Germany invaded France in World War II, the French colony of Madagascar declared its allegiance to Free France rather than submit to German rule.  It arranged to have coins struck at the South African mint. The coin includes a number of patriotic French symbols in order to emphasize their independence from the Germans.  The obverse features a rooster, the national symbol of France, a shield with the letters “RF” for “Republique Francaise”, and the name of the colony.  The reverse shows a Patriarchal Cross and the French mottos “Liberte Egalite, Fraternite” and “Honneur, Patrie”.   The coin is technically Uncirculated, but has spots and stains from improper storage in the tropics.
Item MG-50C MADAGASCAR 50 CENTIMES 1943 KM1 UNC-SPOTS $12.00


EMERGENCY WORLD WAR II COIN OF LEBANON

Lebanon undated World War Two 2 1/2 Piastres coin, KM13This crude, undated, aluminum Lebanese 2 1/2 Piastres was locally struck using make-shift equipment in 1941. British forces invaded French controlled Lebanon in the summer of 1941 in order to prevent Vichy France from allowing Nazi Germany to use it as a base to attack Egypt and Palestine. The 17mm coin has the name of the country and denomination in French on one side and in Arabic on the other.
Item LB-2.5 LEBANON 2 1/2 PIASTRES WWII KM13 VF $7.00




WORLD WAR II PALESTINE COIN  Restocked

Palestine bronze 5 Mils 1942-1944 KM3aLike many nations, British controlled Palestine changed the alloy of their coins in World War II. Nickel was needed for the war effort, so Palestine changed their 5 Mils coin from copper-nickel to bronze.  The bronze 5 Mil was struck only two years: 1942 and 1944.  Following the war the coin returned to its original alloy.  The coin has a center hole, with legends in English, Arabic and Hebrew.
Item PS-5M PALESTINE BRONZE 5 MILS 1942 or 1944 KM3a VF $5.00



UNCIRCULATED WORLD WAR II COINS OF MEXICO

Mexico 5 Centavos 1945 KM424World War II was a time of prosperity for Mexico.  Its minerals were much in demand for the war effort.  Many Mexicans went to the north to work in agriculture to cover for the shortage farm labor in the United States.  These Uncirculated 5 Centavos bronze 5 Centavos are dated 1944 and 1945, during the height of Mexico’s prosperity.  The 25.5mm bronze coins depict Josefa Ortiz De Dominguez, one of the hero’s of Mexico’s War of Independence.  Behind her head is the Mexico City mintmark.  The other side features Mexico’s national emblem of an eagle on a cactus eating a snake.  It is an attractive coin that is quite reasonably priced considering it is over 70 years old and still in it’s original mint condition.
Item MX-5C-44 MEXICO 5 CENTAVOS 1944 KM424 UNC. $ 2.00
Item MX-5C-45 MEXICO 5 CENTAVOS 1946 KM424 UNC. $ 2.00
Item MX-5C-BTH BOTH OF THE ABOVE MEXICAN 5 CENTAVOS, 1944 & 1945 UNC.$ 3.00



NEWCANADA 2019 D-DAY 2 DOLLAR COINS

Canada 2 Dollars 2019 D-Day
Canada issued both colored and uncolored 2 Dollar coins in 2019 to commemorate the 75th Anniversary of the Allied D-Day landing   Both versions have the same design featuring Canadian soldiers peering over the edge of their landing craft approaching Juno Beach. Supporting ships and airplanes and blimps appear in the outer ring. The colored version depicts the central helmet and the legend above it in color.  Queen Elizabeth is on the obverse. The bi-metallic coins are 28mm in diameter and are Uncirculated.
Item CA-REG-D-DAY CANADA 2 DOLLARS 2019 D-DAY REGULAR (not colored) UNC. $6.50
Item CA-CLR-D-DAY CANADA 2 DOLLARS 2019 D-DAY COLORED UNC. $6.50


ATTRACTIVE WORLD WAR II COMMEMORATIVE FROM UKRAINE

Ukraine 200,000 Karbovantsiv 1994 Kiev World War II Commemorative KM13Commom obverse to Ukraine 1994 WWII commemorative 200,000 Karbovantsiv coins
Ukraine suffered greatly during World War II, both under Stalin and Hitler.  An estimated 10 Million citizens died during the war.  Monuments were constructed in cities that suffered during the war. Some of the first commemorative coins issued by Ukraine depict these monuments and commemorate the 50th anniversary of the end of the war.   The Kiev issue features the monument and a panoramic view of the city.  It has a mintage of 100,000 pieces.   The 200,000 Karbovantsiv coin dated 1995, 33mm in diameter and struck in copper-nickel. The reverses depict the Ukrainian arms.  The coin is Proof-like..
Item UA-KIEV UKRAINE 200,000 KARBOVANTSIV 1995 WWII-KIEV KM13 PROOF-LIKE  $8.00



ALLIED LEADERS OF WORLD WAR II Restocked

Great Britain 1 Crown 1965 ChurchillUnited States bi-centennial dollar portraying EisenhowerUnited States Eisenhower Presidential Dollar, 2015
Winston Churchill served as Prime Minister of Great Britain during the World War II years of 1940 to 1945. His speeches and radio broadcasts helped inspire British confidence, especially during the difficult early years of the war when Britain stood almost alone against Nazi Germany.  He was honored after his death in 1965 on the British 5 Shillings coin (1 Crown).  It was the first British coin to portray a commoner since the 1650’s and it was the last 5 Shilling coin ever struck by Great Britain. The obverse of the 38.6mm copper-nickel coin has Mary Gillick’s portrait of young Queen Elizabeth. The reverse portrays a rough portrait of Churchill.  
Dwight David Eisenhower was a five-star general in the United States Army during World War II and served as Supreme Allied Commander in Europe. He led the invasion of North Africa in 1942–43 and the successful invasion of France and Germany in 1944–45.  He served as the 34th President of the United States from 1953 to 1961.  He is portrayed on the large 38.1mm copper-nickel clad United States Dollar coin issued in 1976 to commemorae teh bi-centennial of theUnited States and the smaller 26.5mm 2015 United States Presidential “Golden Dollar”.  The 1976 large dollar commemorates the bi-centennial of the United States.  Below Eisenhower is the double dates 1776-1976.  The reverse depicts the Liberty Bell and the Moon. The Eisenhower Presidential dollar features the Statue of Liberty on the reverse.  The date, mintmark and legends are on the edge of the coin.  The Eisenhower Presidential Dollar was not released into circulation but was only available from the mint at a premium.  Despite the coins coming directly from the original mint bags, most coins have nicks or bagmarks.   The large coins are some of the least expensive crown-sized coins available, and honor two great leaders of World War II.
Item GB-CHURCH GREAT BRITAIN 1 CROWN 1965 WINSTON CHURCHILL KM910 AU-UNC. $3.00
 Item US-BICENT UNITED STATES 1976 BICENTENNIAL EISENHOWER DOLLAR XF-AU $3.00
 Item US-SMALLIKE UNITED STATES 1 DOLLAR 2015-P PRESIDENT EISENHOWER UNC-nicks $3.00



NEWGREAT BRITAIN 5 POUNDS WINSTON CHURCHILL POLYMER NOTE

Great Britain 5 Pounds Winston Churchill 2015 banknote P394
Note: "SPECIMEN" appears on this image for legal reasons, not on the note itself
Winston Churchill is featured on the back this recent 5 Pounds note of Great Britain.  Churchill, who led Britain through much of World War II, is considered one of the greatest statesmen of all time and is the only British Prime Minister to win a Nobel Prize in literature.  Next to Churchill on the note is an image of Westminster, Big Ben (Elizabeth Tower) and an image of his Nobel Prize. Beneath him is his famous quote that he gave at the House of Commons upon assuming leadership of the government in 1940 "I have nothing to offer but blood, toil, tears and sweat."  The front depicts Queen Elizabeth and the Bank of England building.  The note has a window depicting the Queen and Big Ben as well as a holographic image that changes from "Five" to "Pounds" as the note is shifted.  It is an impressive note for an impressive statesman. 
Item PM-GB-5P GREAT BRITAIN 5 POUNDS CHURCHILL BANKNOTE, 2015 P394 UNC. $12.50



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