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COINS & NOTES OF WORLD WAR II

A selection of World War 2 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

NEWNAZI GERMAN CURRENCY

The following notes were used in Nazi Germany throughout World War II and remained legal tender until 1948.  The notes bear two dates: the date the note was first authorized, and the date the issuing bank was authorized to issue currency. Unlike coins, the date is not the year the note was printed.  The higher denomination notes were issued by the Reichsbank, are called Reichsmarks, and were supposedly backed by gold.  The 1 and 2 Rentenmark notes were issued by the Rentenbank and was backed by land and mortgages.   The difference between a Reichsmark and a Rentenmark was strictly theoretical.  The two circulated together at par.
Germany 50 Reichsmark note 1933 P182
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The 50 Reichsmark 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.  The design does not include a swastika.  The note is dated March 30, 1933, which is one week after Hitler assumed control over Germany. 
Item PM-DE-NAZI50RMK GERMANY 50 REICHSMARK 1933 P182 VG-Fine $10.00

Germany 20 Reichmark note 1929 P181
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The 20 Reichsmark note 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. A watermark of Siemans is on the left.  The back features children holding tools and a worker carrying a hammer.   The note is dated January 22, 1929.  It has a watermark of Siemans at the right and an embosed seal near the lower left corner
Item PM-DE-NAZI20RMK GERMANY 20 REICHSMARK 1929 P181 VG-Fine $7.00

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.  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 1929 P180 VG-Fine $5.00

NAZI GERMAN 5 REICHMARK NOTE FEATURES HITLER YOUTH  Back in stock

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 1.78m (5’ 10”) tall and 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 NAZI GERMANY 5 RECISHMARK NOTE, 1942 P186 VG-Fine $12.00

Germany 2 Rentenmark note 1937 P174Germany1 Rentenmark note 1937 P173
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In 1937 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 and the currency was theoretically backed by land rather than by gold.  Both notes bear the embossed seal of the Rentenbank at the lower right hand corner. 
Item PM-DE-NAZI2RMK GERMANY 2 RENTENMARK 1937 P174 VG-Fine out
Item PM-DE-NAZI1RMK GERMANY 1 RENTENMARK 1937 P173 VG-Fine $5.00


WORLD WAR II GERMAN MILITARY CURRENCY 

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. $13.00



NEWALLIED MILITARY CURRENCY FOR OCCUPIED GERMANY

Germany - Allied Military Currency, 1/2 Mark 1944 , P191a U.S. issue with F in scrollworkDetail showing hidden "F" mark on German 1/2 Mark Allied Military Currency
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The Allied Military currency for Germany was created by the United States for use in Germany after the defeat of the Nazis. The notes are dated 1944 and have a simple design, with the denomination and legends in German on the front and a large letter “M” for  Mark, on the back.  As the Soviet Union participated in the occupation of Germany, they demanded that they too print a portion of the notes.  After great debate, the United States gave into the Soviet demand, and provided them with glass plates, inks, paper and specimen notes.  The Soviets then proceeded to print vast quantities of the notes, without regard to the wishes of the other allies, fueling inflation in the war-torn country.  There are however a few very minor differences that distinguish the United States issues and the Soviet issues.  The United States issues were printed by Forbes Lithograph Manufacturing Company (Forbes Printing) in Massachusetts, and contain secret mark:  a tiny letter “F” hidden in the scrollwork. The exact location varied by denomination.  The plates provided to the Soviets did not have that “F”, so it is lacking on the Soviet issues.  The Soviets did not have serial numbering equipment capable to print nine-digit number, so they combined a three digit and a six-digit block for their printings, which causes a slight gap between the third and forth digits.  Forbes used a dash for the first digit to signify a replacement note.  The samples provided the Soviets were replacement notes, so initially all the Soviet issues had a dash for the first digit of the serial number – until they printed so many notes that they needed all 9 digits.  In 1948 the Allied Military Currency was withdrawn and replaced with the currency of West Germany and East Germany. 
   We are pleased to offer the following the following selection historic Allied Military Currency notes used in the occupation of Germany.
Item PM-DE-AMC1/2M  GERMANY 1/2 MARK ALLIED MILITARY CURRENCY  U.S. issue 1944 P191a VF $8.00
Item PM-DE-AMC1M GERMANY 1 MARK ALLIED MILITARY CURRENCY, U.S. issue 1944 P192a F-VF $6.00
Item PM-DE-AMC10M  GERMANY 10 MARK ALLIED MILITARY CURRENCY U.S. issue 1944 P194a F $9.00



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. The coin grades Very Fine, however may have some white spots as is typical of zinc coins.
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



CURRENCY OF THE NAZI PUPPET STATES OF CROATIA & SERBIA Back in stock

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 parts of Yugoslavia were divided between Italy, Bulgaria, Germany, Hungary and their client regimes.   Croatia was nominally ruled by an Italian prince who never set foot in the country.  Serbia directly controlled by the German military.   Yugoslavia was reunited after World War II under communist rule.  Ironically, after the collapse of communism in 1991, it again broke-up along ethnic lines.

CROATIA - NAZI PUPPET STATE

Croatia - Nazi puppet state 1 Kuna banknote1942 P7Croatia - Nazi puppet state 10 Kuna note, 1941 P5Croatia - Nazi puppet state 100 Kuna note, 1941 P2Croatia - Nazi puppet state 1000 Kuna note, 1941 P4Croatia - Croatian State Bank 1000 Kuna note, 1943 P12Croatia - Croatian State Bank 5000 Kuna note, 1943 P13
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From Croatia we have the following World War II banknotes: The 1942 1 Kuna, the 1941 10 Kuna and the 1941 100 Kuna notes all feature the  Croatian arms on the front and the denomination on the back.  The 1941 1000 Kuna depicts the head of a young Croatian woman on the front and the Velebit mountains and the denomination on the back.  The 1943 1000 Kuna has an ancient frieze on the front and two Croatian women in fancy native costumes.  The 1943 5000 Kuna has a baptismal font on the front and a couple in traditional wedding clothing on the back. The 1 Kuna was printed in Zagreb by the Croatian governement. The other notes were printed in Germany Giesecke & Devrient, a private company which is still a major banknote printer.
Item PM-HR-1K CROATIA 1 KUNA NOTE 1942 P7 Fine $5.00
Item PM-HR-10K CROATIA 10 KUNA NOTE 1941 P5 F-VF $5.00
Item PM-HR-100K CROATIA 100 KUNA NOTE 1941 P2 F-VF $5.00
Item PM-HR-1000K-41 CROATIA 1000 KUNA NOTE 1941 P4 VF $5.00
Item PM-HR-1000K-43 CROATIA 1000 KUNA NOTE 1943 P12 VF $5.00
Item PM-HR-5000K CROATIA 5000 KUNA NOTE 1943 P13 VF $6.00

GERMAN OCCUPIED SERBIA

Serbia 100 Dinara note, 1941 P23Serbia 500 Dinara banknote 1941 P27 Serbia 500 Dinara banknote 1942 P31Serbia 1000 Dinara banknote 1942 P32
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From German occupied Serbia we have the following World War II banknotes:  The first note issued by the Germans after occupying Serbia was the 100 Dinara dated May 1, 1941, which was less than a month after the invasion began.  The unusual note was rushed into service by overprinting unissued 1929 Yugoslavian 100 Dinara notes that the Germans found in the central bank's vaults. The note features a woman holding a sword and a port scene.   The 1941 Serbian 500 Dinara note features a woman holding a necklace of gold coins on the front, and a bricklayer on the back.  A new 500 Dinara note was introduced in 1942.  The front depicts a muscular bare-chested man sowing grain by hand.  The back depicts him harvesting grain.  The note utilizes paper intended for an earlier Yugoslavian 500 Dinara note and has the watermark of Yugoslavian King Alexander I who died in 1934.  The colorful 1942 1000 Dinara note features a blacksmith and a woman making yarn on the front.  The back features a young woman in a fancy costume with sheep and a man sowing seed.   
Item PM-RS-100D NAZI SERBIA 100 DINARA 1941 OVERPRINTED NOTE P23 F-VF $5.00
Item PM-RS-500D-41 NAZI SERBIA 500 DINARA BANKNOTE 1941 P27 VF $6.00
Item PM-RS-500D-43 NAZI SERBIA 500 DINARA BANKNOTE 1943 P31 F-VF $8.00
Item PM-RS-1000D NAZI SERBIA 1000 DINARA BANKNOTE 1943 P32 F-VF $9.00



WORLD WAR II COIN OF FRENCH INDO-CHINA  

French Indo China 1/4 Cent 1942 Osaka Mint KM25As 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..  Hanoi fell to the Japanese on December 7, 1941, the same day Japan attacked Pearl Harbor.  The Japanese 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 struck 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. 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-QTRC FRENCH INDO-CHINA 1/4 CENT 1942 Osaka Mint KM25 Fine $3.00



WORLD WAR II ERA JAPANESE HOMELAND 10 YEN NOTES

World War II Japanese 10 Yen banknoteThese undated Japanese 10 Yen notes were used form 1930 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.   We have two versions of the note, one with a green back and the denomination in English and Japanese which was issued from 1930 to 1943. The second has a blue back with the denomination only in Japanese which was issued in 1943 and 1944
Item PM-JP-10Y JAPAN 10 YEN BANKNOTE (1930-43) P40a F-VF $3.00
NEW! Item PM-JP-10Y-P51 JAPAN 10 YEN BANKNOTE (1943-44) P51 F-VF $5.00

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NEW ALLIED MILITARY CURRENCY FOR OCCUPIED JAPAN

10 Sen Allied Military Currency for Japan P63 1 Yen Allied Military Currency for Japan P65Back of 10 Sen, 50 Sen and 1 Yen Military Currency for Japan
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The "B" Military Currency notes were used by United States occupation forces in Japan from September 1945 until July 1948.  The notes continued to be used on Okinawa until 1958.  The 10 Sen, and 1 Yen notes are both the same size (77 x 66mm) and are all printed with the same background design featuring blue and black scrollwork on the front. The  notes have the same back which features brown scrollworks and leaves.
Item PM-JP-AMC-10S JAPAN 10 SEN U.S. MILITARY CURRENCY P63 XF-AU $4.00
Item PM-JP-AMC-1Y JAPAN 1 YEN U.S.  MILITARY CURRENCY P67a F-VF $3.00



WORLD 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 that translate as  "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


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 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 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.   This note is included in the set of World War II Japanese Invasion Money listed above.
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



BU UNITED STATES LIBERATION CENTAVO FOR THE PHILIPPINES Restocked

United States Commonwealth of the Philippines 1 Centavo 1944, San Francisco MintThe Philippines became a United States possession from 1898 as a result of the Spanish-American War. In 1942 it fell to invading Japanese forces. This attractive Brilliant Uncirculated bronze 1 Centavo was produced at the San Francisco mint in 1944 in preparation for the liberation of the Philippines from Japan. One side of the coin shows an Eagle atop the Philippine arms and the legend "UNITED STATES OF AMERICA", along with the famed "S" mintmark of the San Francisco Mint. The other side shows a seated man with a hammer and anvil in front of a volcano. In 1946 the Philippines gained independence, making it one of the last coins the United States made for its onetime colony of the Philippines.
Item PH-1C UNITED STATES-PHILIPPINES 1 CENTAVO 1944-S KM179 BU $5.00

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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


FIRST COIN OF MADAGASCAR ISSUED DURING WORLD WAR II

Madagascar - Free France 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”.
Item MG-50C MADAGASCAR 50 CENTIMES 1943 KM1 VF $5.00



ATTRACTIVE UNCIRCULATED WORLD WAR II ERA BOLIVIA 50 CENTAVOS Back in stock

Bolivia Bronze 50 Centavos 1942 KM182a.1Because nickel was a valuable war commodity in World War II,  in 1942 Bolivia replaced their copper-nickel 50 Centavos with this bronze 50 Centavos.  The design remained the same. The obverse of the coin depicts the Bolivian arms which feature the Potosi mountain silver mine and an alpaca.  The reverse has a caduceus, the denomination and date.   The 24mm coin has a plain edge.  It was struck at the Philadelphia Mint in the United States, however it does not have any mintmark.  The coin has most of its original mint luster, however it was struck from worn or cracked dies. so may show weak areas or die cracks.
Item BO-50C BOLIVIA 50 CENTAVOS 1942 KM182a.1 UNC. $3.00

NEWUNCIRCULATED 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


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 $79.50


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



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





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