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COINS & NOTES OF WORLD WAR II

A selection of World War Two related coins and currency

NAZI GERMAN 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 GERMANY 2 REICHSMARK HINDENBURG/SWASTIKA 1936-39 (KM93) VF $15.00
Item DE-83 GERMANY 5 REICHSMARK MILITARY CHURCH 1934-35 (KM83) VF $25.00
Item DE-86 GERMANY 5 REICHSMARK HINDENBURG/EAGLE 1935-36 (KM86) VF $20.00
Item DE-94 GERMANY 5 REICHSMARK HINDENBURG/SWASTIKA 1936-39 (KM94) VF $30.00
Item DE-SSET4 SET OF ABOVE 4 NAZI GERMAN SILVER COINS $85.00



NAZI GERMAN 8 COIN SET

Nazi Germany 8 coin set: 1 - 50 Reichspfennigs This set consists of the eight lower denominations of Nazi German coins each showing the eagle and swastika. The 1936-1939 issues include the 1, 2, 5 and 10 Reichspfennig made from bronze or aluminum-bronze alloys. In 1939 an aluminum 50 Reichspfennig with the Eagle and Swastika was introduced, and was produced until 1944. In 1940 the 1, 5 and 10 Reichspfennig were switched to zinc and the 2 Reichspfennig was discontinued due to the war. All eight coins grade VF or better, though the zinc coins may show some spots as zinc spots very easily. The coins all feature the denomination on one side and an eagle holding a swastika on the other.
Item DE-NAZISET8 NAZI GERMAN 8 COIN SET 1- 50 REICHSPFENNIG, 1936-1944 $20.00



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 from Nazi set of 4 silver coins and the Nazi 8 coin set listed above, plus the aluminum 1935 50 Reichspfennig which was issued that single year, and the scarce nickel 1 Reichsmark)
Item DE-NAZISET14 NAZI GERMAN 14 COIN SET 1 REICHSPFENNIG - 5 REICHSMARK 1934-44 $116.00

WORLD WAR II GERMAN MILITARY CURRENCY Restocked

German Wehrmacht military currency, 1 Reichsmark 1944 PM38
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This Wehrmacht military scrip note was used by Nazi Germany to pay its troops during the final months of World War II.  The green 1 Reichsmark is 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 front includes an Eagle holding a Swastika and the inscription "Deuteche Wehrmacht".  The back of the note includes regulations and instructions on how to use the notes. It is an interesting and historic piece of World War II  military history.
Item PM-DE-MILIT1 GERMAN MILITARY 1 REICHSMARK NOTE 1944 PM38 UNC. $12.00



NAZI OCCUPATION CURRENCY

 German WWII occupation of Europe, 20 Reichsmark banknote,PR139
The Germans a created special currency, called Reichskreditkassenschein for use in the nations overrun by Hitler's forces.   The notes were denominated in German Reichsmark, but could only be spent in an occupied country. German troops were paid in these notes, thus making the occupied nations finance the cost of their own occupation.   The 20 Reichsmark depicts Albrecht Durer’s drawing “The Architect" on the front and the Brandenburg Gate on the back
Item PM-DE-R139 NAZI OCCUPATION 20 REICHSMARK PR139 Fine-VF $13.00


NEWCOINS OF FASCIST ITALY

Italy World War II Era set: 5 coin set 10 Centesimi - 2 Lire
This 5 coin World War II era set from Italy includes the: 10, 20, 50 Centesimi, 1 & 2 Lire dating from 1939 to 1943. The obverse of the coins depict King Victor Emmanuel III portrayed as a Roman Emperor.  Though the King was on the front of the coins, Mussolini wanted to remind the citizens that his National Fascist Party was the power behind the throne.  The reverse of the all the coins incorporate a Roman fasces into the design.  The 10 Centesimi depicts the Italian shield, grain, oak leaves and a fasces.  A personification of Italy next to a Roman fasces is on the reverse of the 20 Centesimi.  The 50 Centesimi, 1 and 2 Lire have designs incorporating an eagle and a fasces.  While many countries debased their coins during the war, Italy continued to strike attractive coins using high quality coinage medals.  The 10 Centesimi is aluminum-bronze.  The other coins are stainless steel.  Production of the coins ceased in 1943 after Victor Emanuel dismissed Mussolini and signed a secret armistice with the Allies.
Item IT-SET5 ITALY WWII ERA 5 COIN SET, 10 CENTESIMI-2 LIRE, 1939-43 VF-XF $12.00

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NEWBEAUTIFUL NOTES FROM THE AXIS OCCUPATION OF GREECE

German - Italian occupation of Greece: 5000 & 25000 Drachmai 1943
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Mussolini invaded Greece in October 1940.  The Italian forces quickly became bogged down then forced back.  In order to save his fellow fascist, Hitler diverted his German forces to Greece in April 1941 and quickly occupied the country.  Continual attacks by Greek partisans keep the Axis forces tied up.  Some claim that the diversion of Hitler’s forces from Russia, in order to occupy Greece lead to his ultimate defeat in Russia. These beautiful high denomination notes featuring classical Greek motifs were used in the Italian and German occupied areas of Greece during World War II.  This two note set includes the 5000 Drachma dated July 19, 1943 and the 25,000 Drachma dated August 12, 1943.  The front of the 5000 Drachma depicts the head of Athena and an ancient frieze.  The back depicts a frieze of  two horsemen.  The 25,000 Drachma features the Nymph Deidamia on the front and the Olympian Temple of Zeus on the back.  Though the occupation was brutal, the notes were beautiful.
Item PM-GR-SET2 GREECE 5000 & 25,000 DRACHMA OCCUPATION NOTES, 1943 P122 & P123 F-VF $9.75



NAZI PUPPET STATE OF BOHEMIA & MORAVIA

Bohemia & Moravia 1 Korun zinc 1941-44The Nazis invaded Czechoslovakia in 1938, incorporating part of it into Germany.  In the western portion of what remained they created a puppet state called the Protectorate of Bohemia and Moravia. From Bohemia and Moravia we offer the zinc 1 Korun coin was struck from 1941 until 1944.  One side depicts the Bohemian lion.  The other has Linden branches, the date and the denomination.
Item BOH-1K BOHEMIA & MORAVIA 1 KORUN COIN, KM4 VF $5.00


WORLD WAR II COINS OF VICHY FRANCE 

France - Vichy Government 50 Centimes, 1 & 2 Francs 1942-1944Vichy France was the collaborationist government set up by the Germans after France was defeated by Germany in World War II.  Its administrative capital was in the town of Vichy.  Though it nominally ruled France, in reality it only controlled the south-eastern portion of the country, while Germany controlled the rest.  This three coin set includes the 50 Centimes, 1 and 2 Francs of Vichy France, also known as “Etat Francais" or French State.  The three aluminum coins were struck in Nazi occupied Paris.  They circulated in both the German occupied and Vichy controlled portions of France.  One side of the coin features a double-headed axe flanked by grain.  The other side has the denomination flanked by oak leaves and the legend  “TRAVAIL, FAMILLE, PATRIE" (“work, family, fatherland").  The legend replaced the traditional motto of the French Republic “liberty, equality, fraternity".   The coins date from 1942 to 1944.
Item FR-VICHY3 VICHY FRANCE 50 Centimes, 1 & 2 FRANCS 1942-44 VF $4.50


WORLD WAR II COINS OF FRENCH INDO-CHINA  Restocked

French Indo-China 1 Cent 1941As World War II spread, French Indo-China (now Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos) became increasingly isolated and people started to hoard coins, creating severe coin shortages. After France fell to the Germans in June 1940, the French Indo-China government struck zinc 1 Centime coins at an engineering college (Ecole Pratique) in Hanoi.  The coin was struck in the name of the French Republic and the design was similar to the previous 1940 issue that was struck in France, however the coins tended to be much cruder and often weakly struck.   It featured a Phrygian cap on one side and a wreath and the denomination on the other. French Indo China 20 Centimes 1941 KM23a.2The United States had not yet entered the war, so the San Francisco Mint was contracted to produce copper-nickel 20 Centimes. The coins bear the S mintmark on the reverse and are dated 1941. The symbolic bust of France is on the front and a sheaf of grain is on the back. The coins bear the legend "Republique Francaise".  Hanoi fell to the Japanese on December 7, 1941, the same day Japan attacked Pearl Harbor.  Shipments from the United States ceased and  production of the zinc 1 Centime stopped as it bore the legend of the French Republic rather than the Axis supported Vichy government. The Japanese soon French Indo-China 1/4 Cent 1942 Vichy Governmentbegan to withdraw and melt the Annamese copper and brass cash coins, which had been in circulation as they needed the copper for their 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 began to strike a zinc 1/4 cent coin for French Indo-China in 1942. The coins bore the Vichy Government legend of "Etat Francais" rather than the French Republic legend. The Japanese war effort began to go badly and few shipments of the coins could be made. French Indo China aluminum 5 Centimes 1943Coin shortages got worse, so in 1943 the local government in Hanoi authorized the Ecole Pratique in Hanoi to strike aluminum 1 and 5 Centime coins. These coins also bear the Vichy "Etat Francais" legend.  Like the previous local issue, the coins are often weakly struck or have other minor minting problems. We are pleased to offer you these historic World War II coins of French Indo-China, including the scarce Osaka mint and emergency Hanoi mint issues. 
Item FIC-1C FRENCH INDO-CHINA 1 CENT 1941 Hanoi Mint KM24.3 VG-Crude $4.00
Item FIC-20C FRENCH INDO-CHINA 20 CENTS 1941-S San Francisco Mint VF KM23a.2 VF $3.50
Item FIC-QTRC FRENCH INDO-CHINA 1/4 CENT 1942 Osaka Mint KM25 Fine $3.00
Item FIC-SET2 FRENCH INDO-CHINA 1 and 5 CENTS 1943 Hanoi KM26-27 AU-UNC. out


WORLD WAR II ERA JAPANESE HOMELAND 10 YEN NOTE

JAPAN 10 YEN (1930-43) P40This undated Japanese 10 Yen note was issued from 1930 until 1943.  In 1943 the reverse was changed to remove the English translation of the denomination.  It continued to circulate until after Japan's surrender in World War II.  The front of the bill features Wake no Kiyomaro, an 8th Century Japanese Buddhist priest and court official.  He helped defend the legitimate imperial line against a monk who had an affair with the Empress tried to claim the imperial throne for himself.  He also helped establish the new imperial capital in Kyoto. He is traditionally worshipped as the bringer of good fortune and the healing of foot problems. The back of the note depicts Goou Shrine in Kyoto where he enshrined.   In 1943 the back was changed to remove the English translation of the denomination.  The note continued to circulate until after Japan's surrender in World War II.
Item PM-JP-10Y JAPAN 10 YEN BANKNOTE (1930-43) P40a F-VF $3.00

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NEWWORLD WAR II ERA JAPANESE MILITARY CURRENCY FOR CHINA

China - Japanese Military Occupation 5 Yen note, PM17This attractive 5 Yen note was issued by the Japanese military in 1940 for use by both troops and civilians in Japanese occupied portions of China.  The front depicts a pair Onagadori cocks The back has the denomination in English and Japanese and legends in Japanese warning against counterfeiting. 
Item PM-CN-M5Y JAPANESE MILITARY CURRENCY USED IN CHINA 5 YEN (1940) PM17 VF $4.00

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HIGH GRADE WWII JAPANESE MILITARY CURRENCY FOR HONG KONG

World War II Japanese Military 100 Yen note
This Crisp Uncirculated 100 Yen Japanese Military Currency note was issued in 1945 for use in Hong Kong.  It was the highest denomination military currency issued by Japan. The note, apparently printed in Hong Kong, utilized the basic design of the 1944 Japanese homeland 100 Yen note, however with modified legends on the back and the front was overprinted with the characters indicating it is military currency.  
Item PM-CN-M100Y JAPANESE MILITARY CURRENCY FOR HONG KONG 100 YEN 1945 PM30 UNC. $9.00

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SCARCE WWII CLAY COINS FROM JAPAN

Japan brown baked clay 1 Sen KM110This scarce brown clay 1 Sen coin circulated for only a few days in central Japan at the end of World War II. The undated coin features Mt. Fuji on one side and a flower on the other. The unusual coin was pressed into service due to the shortage of metal caused by the war. The 15mm coin is rarely offered and is unknown to many collectors
Item JP-110  JAPAN CLAY 1 SEN  (1945) KM110 UNC. $35.00


MENG CHIANG JAPANESE PUPPET BANK Restocked

Meng Chiang Bank 5 Chiao 1938In 1937 Japanese troops occupied additional portions of China. The Meng Chiang Bank was established by the Japanese to issue 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 $9.50




UNUSUAL FIBER COIN FROM WWII JAPANESE OCCUPATION OF CHINA 

Manchukuo 5 Fen 1945, fiber coinManchukuo 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 1 and 5 Fen coins struck in a red cardboard-like material rather than metal. The coin is dated with 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 5 Fen  is dated Kang Te Year 12, which is corresponds to 1945. The 1945 coin catalogs for $100 in VG condition, however our price is MUCH less.  This historic World War II coin is one of the few circulating non-metallic coins of the century.
Item MAN-5F45 MANCHUKUO 5 FEN 1945 (KT12) YA13a VG $15.00

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WORLD WAR II JAPANESE INVASION MONEY

Burma 10 Rupee Japanese Invasion Note
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 9 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-JIM9 9 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 10 Dollar notes issued by The Japanese Government started showing up shortly after World War II, many people took it as proof that Japan had planned to conquer the United States, and had their new currency for the United States already printed.  The story was repeated so many times that many believed it must be true.  Though the Japanese government did print the notes, they were for use in Malay, which Japan conquered by early 1942, not the United States.   Like the United States, Malaya called their currency the Dollar.  However the design is much more suited to Malaya than the United States.  The front features bananas, breadfruit and coconuts. The back pictures palm trees and a ship steaming on the horizon. Each note has two sets of block letters, starting with the letter “M", which stood for Malaya.  As an anti-counterfeiting measure tiny colored silk threads were embedded into the paper.  These unissued, Crisp Uncirculated 10 Dollar notes were abandoned by the Japanese forces in Malaya after Japan’s surrender in 1945.  They sat in storage for many years since then.   Today they 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



WORLD WAR II PHILIPPINE GUERRILLA NOTES Back in stock

Philippine World War II guerilla currency
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.  This lot contains 5 different Philippine World War II Guerilla notes grading Very Good to Very Fine.  The exact notes may vary from the notes pictured.
Item PM-PH-GUER5 5 DIFFERENT WORLD WAR II PHILIPPINE GUERILLA NOTES VG-VF $6.00

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UNCIRCULATED UNUSUAL WORLD WAR II COINS OF INDIA

India 1 Pice & 1/2 Anna 1942-1945India introduced two new coins in World War II.  The bronze 1 Pice was introduced in 1943 to replace its equivalent value, the bronze 1/4 Anna, though it weighed less than half as much, due to its smaller size and large center hole.  It featured the denomination in three languages and the date around the center hole on the obverse and a wreath on the reverse.  The square nickel-brass 1/2 Anna was introduced in 1942.  It was the first time the denomination had been struck for circulation since 1877.  The obverse features Emperor George VI.  The reverse has the denomination in five languages, including English, and the date.  Both coins are Uncirculated and date from 1942 to 1945.
Item IN-WWII-SET2 INDIA 1 PICE & 1/2 ANNA 1942-1945 UNC. $6.00


WORLD WAR II PALESTINE COIN

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-3A PALESTINE BRONZE 5 MILS 1942 or 1944 KM3a VF $5.00


NEWPHILIPPINES CELEBRATES 70th ANNIVERSARY OF LEYTE GULF LANDING

Philippines 5 Pisos 2014 70th Anniversary of Leyte Gulf LandingPhilippines issued this 27mm nickel-brass 5 Piso coin in 2014 to celebrate the 70th anniversary of  General Douglas MacArthur’s Leyte Gulf Landing in October 1944.  The landing was the start of the liberation of the Philippines from the Japanese World War II occupation.  The obverse depicts General Douglas MacArthur and Philippine President Sergio Osmena wading ashore at Palo Beach (Red Beach) on October 20, 1944.  In the background in tiny repeated text are the words "70 YEARS LEYTE GULF LANDING" Above are the words "LEYTE GULF LANDING 70th ANNIVERSARY" and below are the dates "1944 2014".   The reverse features five large stars and MacArthur’s famous words spoken at the landing "I have returned. By the grace of Almighty God our forces stand again on Philippine soil - soil consecrated in the blood of our two peoples",  along with the MacArthur’s signature.  Though not a Five Star General in the United States Army, MacArthur was a Field Marshall in the Philippine Army, hence the five stars.  In tiny repeated tiny text are the words "REPUBUBLIKA NG PILIPINAS".  It is an attractive coin commemorating a major turning point in World War II.
Item PH-LEYTE PHILIPPINES 5 PISOS 2014 LEYTE GULF LANDING, BU $8.00



THE FAMOUS CHURCHILL CROWN  Restocked

Great Britain 1 Crown 1965 ChurchillThe 1965 British 5 Shilling coin (also known as a Crown) honored the death of Sir Winston Churchill. It was the first British coin to portray a commoner since the Cromwells in the 1650’s and it was the last 5 Shilling coin ever struck by Great Britain. Churchill is remembered for his leadership and courage during World War II. as well as being a talented author, historian, painter and horseman. He received the Nobel Prize in literature and was the first person to be made an honorary citizen of the United States. One side of the coin depicts Mary Gillick’s portrait of Queen Elizabeth. The other portrays a rough portrait of Churchill.
Item GB-CHURCH GREAT BRITAIN 1 CROWN 1965 WINSTON CHURCHILL KM910 AU-UNC. $3.00


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



Ukraine 1 Hryvnia 2005 World War II VictoryUKRAINE CELEBRATES 60TH ANNIVERSARY OF WWII VICTORY

As many as 10 Million Ukrainians lost their lives during World War II.  Ukraine keeps their memory alive with commemorative coins. To celebrate the 60th anniversary of victory in World War II Ukraine issued this circulating commemorative 1 Hryvnia.  The 2005 dated 26mm aluminum-bronze coin depicts soldiers returning from battle between searchlight beams which form a V.  The standard 1 Hryvnia obverse is used. 
Item UA-1H-VICT UKRAINE 1 HRYVNIA 2005 WWII VICTORY KM228 UNC. $4.00


POLAND HONORS HER WWII NAVY

Poland recently issued coins  honoring of her ships that fought in World War II on circulating 2 Zlote coins.  The 27mm "Nordic Gold" (aluminum-bronze) coins depict the Polish arms on one side and the ship on the other.

Poland 2 Zlote 2012 PiorunThe Piorun was a destroyer originally commissioned by the British Royal Navy in 1939, but was transferred to the Polish Navy in 1940. The name Piorun means lighting.   She saw action against the German battleship Bismark, and later in the Mediterranean.  She participated in the invasion of Sicily.   In 1946 she was returned to the British Royal Navy and was scrapped in 1955.
Item PL-PIORUN POLAND 2 ZLOTE 2012 SHIP PIORUN BU $3.50

TRISTAN DA CUNHA WAR POSTER COINS  Restocked

Trisdan da Cunha set of 6 1 Crown coins, 2014 World at War recruiting and motivational poster coinsTristan da Cunha rectangular 1 Crown, 2014This set of six rectangular 1 Crown coins from Tristan da Cunha features famous Allied propaganda posters of World War I and World War II.  Included is the James Montgomery Flagg’s "I WANT YOU FOR THE UNITED STATES ARMY" featuring Uncle Sam.   The poster was developed in World War I and versions of it continued to be used in World War II and later.  It was based on Great Britain’s 1914 "YOUR COUNTRY NEEDS YOU" poster featuring Secretary of State for War Lord Kitchener.  "THE TRUMPET CALLS" was created by Australian artist Norman Lindsey.  It features an Australian soldier blowing a trumpet with other soldiers with guns at his feet.  In the background are grey images of various Australian men.  "WE CAN DO IT" is an American motivational poster produced by J. Howard Miller in 1943 for Westinghouse Electric.  It was issued at the time when large numbers of women were entering the workforce for the first time.  The original poster was used only within Westinghouse for about a month during the war.  Since its rediscovery in the 1980’s versions of it have been used to promote a wide variety of causes.  "KEEP CALM AND CARRY ON" was produced by the British Government in the summer 1939 as part of a series of motivational posters intended to be distributed in event of a wartime disaster.  The program cancelled in October 1939 following criticism of its cost and impact and the poster was never publicly displayed.  It was rediscovered in 2000 and has been widely commercialized since then.   "WERE YOU THERE THEN" was an Australian recruiting poster by Harry Weston published in 1916.  It features a woman pointing to a damaged Australia flag.  "There" probably refers to the Battle of Gallipoli.  The poster is intended to appeal to the guilt of the viewer and their feelings of patriotism.  The gold-plated base metal coins are 45mm by 26mm.  The 2014 dated coins feature Queen Elizabeth on the obverse. The coins are Brilliant Uncirculated and come in individual capsules.It is an attractive set with historical significance. 
Item TDC-POSTERS TRISTAN DA CUNHA SET OF 6 WAR POSTER COINS, BU $89.50




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