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COINS & NOTES OF WORLD WAR II

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 $24.00
Item DE-94 GERMANY 5 REICHSMARK HINDENBURG/SWASTIKA 1936-39 (KM94) VF $28.00
Item DE-SSET SET OF ABOVE 4 NAZI GERMAN SILVER COINS $86.00


NAZI GERMAN 8 COIN SET 

Nazi German coin set 1 - 50 Reichspfennig
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 copper 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 $17.50



NAZI ERA GERMAN NOTE     Restocked

 Germany 20 Reichsmark banknoteBack of German 20 Reichsmark note
The attractive 20 Reichsmark note portrays Ernst Werner Siemens, the 19th century German industrialist and inventor who founded the Siemens A.G.  The company is now a multi-national company producing a wide range of products.  The back features children holding tools and a worker carrying a hammer.  A watermark of Siemans is on the left. The note bears two dates: January 22, 1929, when this 20 Reichsmark note first was authorized and August 30, 1924, the date the Reichsbank was given the authority to issue currency.  The note was issued from 1929 to 1939, though the issue date is not on the note. 
Item PM-DE-20RMK GERMANY 20 REICHSMARK NOTE 1929 P181 VF-XF $10.00


Nazi Germany Arbeitsbuch - Employment identification bookNEWNAZI GERMAN ARBEITSBUCH BOOK (EMPLOYMENT IDENTIFICATION BOOK)

All workers in Nazi Germany were required to have an Arbeitsbuch (“workbook”) which contained their work history. It served as an internal passport identity document.   The cover feature features a Nazi Eagle holding a Swastika.   The book is approximately 10.5cm x 15cm (4" x 6") and contains 38 pages.  Each page features the Nazi Eagle holding a Swastika.  It is a scarce and historic Nazi German item.
Item NAZI-WORKBOOK NAZI GERMAN ARBEITSBUCH EMPLOYMENT IDENTIFICATION BOOK $80.00


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NEWNAZI GERMAN ARBEITSFRONT BOOK (LABOR UNION MEMBERSHIP DUES BOOK)

Nazi Germany Arbeitsfront (Labor union membership and dues book)  Reduced size images  Sample page in Nazi German Arbeitsfront showing union dues stamps 
After coming to power in 1933 the Nazi’s closed down existing trade unions and seized their assets.  They created a new labor organization under Nazi control known as Die Deutsche Arbeitsfront  (German Labor Front) or D.A.F.   Membership was voluntary; however it was very difficult to get a job if one was not a member.  Members of the union were issued these Arbeitsfront books to show their membership in the organization and to record their payment of their monthly union dues.  The books had a red cover featuring the Arbeitsfront logo which consisted of a swastika within a gear.   Inside the front cover is a quote by Adolf Hitler.  A special union stamp was used to show the dues paid each month.  The book includes the worker’s name, date and place of birth and other information.  The books are about 10.5cm x 15cm (4" x 6") have 32 pages and will contain at least 70 union stamps cancelled from the mid 1930’s into the 1940’s.  It is a scarce and historic Nazi German item.
Item NAZI-UNIONBOOK NAZI GERMAN ARBEITSFRONT LABOR UNION MEMBERSHIP & DUES BOOK $95.00


NEWNAZI PROPAGANDA LEAFLETS

Parole der Woche 1940, week 3: Ein Denkmal britscher "Kultur"Parole der Woche, 1941 week 24: Zwanzig Millionen Deutsche zuveil
The Parole der Woche (Slogan of the Week) was the official weekly Nazi propaganda “newspaper”.  It was issued in two forms: as a wall poster and as a smaller version which could be included in weekly pay envelopes or pasted to the back of correspondence.  We have a few examples of the small version, which measures 100mm x 73mm (approx. 4” x 3”).  The first issue was released the first week of September 1939.  Issues were numbered by the week of the year they were released.  Starting in the 10th week of 1941 the series was numbered by both the week and year they were released.  Issues continued until the last week of December 1942.  Most issues are printed in 2 colors and are blank on the back.  Most were tossed in the trash or recycled as scrap paper, making them extremely scarce today. These are all genuine original Nazi Parole der Woche.
Item NAZI-PAROLEx1 NAZI PAROLE DER WOCH LEAFLET (1939-1942) VF-AU $24.00
Item NAZI-PAROLEx55 DIFFERENT NAZI PAROLE DER WOCH LEAFLETS (1939-1942) VF-AU $99.00


NEWADOLF HITLER POSTAGE STAMPS

Germany postage stamps picturing Adolf HitlerThough Adolf Hitler never appeared on any circulating German coins or currency, he did appear on their stamps starting in 1941.  He even charged the German Post Office a royalty for the privilege of using his portrait on the stamps!  This set includes 3 different original, unused German postage stamps: the 3, 15 and 20 Reichspfennig all with a portrait of Hitler.
Item DE-STMP3 GERMANY SET OF 3 HITLER POSTAGE STAMPS, MINT $2.00


NAZI GERMAN MILITARY CURRENCY

Germany 1 Reichsmark Wehrmacht Military Note, 1944Germany 10 Reichsmark Wehrmacht Military Note, 1944  
These Wehrmacht military scrip notes were used to pay Nazi troops in 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 front includes an Eagle holding a Swastika.  The back lists regulations about the note.  We offer both the green 1 Reichsmark and red 10 Reichsmark notes are in original crisp Uncirculated condition.  They are an important and scarce pieces of German military history.
Item PM-DE-MILIT1 GERMAN MILITARY 1 REICHSMARK NOTE 1944 P-M38 UNC. $12.00
Item PM-DE-MILIT10 GERMAN MILITARY 10 REICHSMARK NOTE 1944 P-M40 UNC. $16.00


German World War II Occupation CurrencyNAZI OCCUPATION CURRENCY

In order to control inflation and limit currency flows, a special currency, called Reichskreditkassenschein was created 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, not in Germany. German troops were paid in these notes, thus effectively forcing the occupied nations to finance the cost of their occupation.  The notes were issued from 1939 to 1945.  We offer the complete set of all six occupation notes: 50 Pfennig, 1, 2, 5, 20 and 50 Reichsmark.  The three lower denomination notes have no vignettes other than a small German eagle.  The 5 Reichsmark pictures a factory worker and a farmer on the front and the Berlin War Memorial on the back. The 20 Reichsmark depicts Albrecht Durer’s drawing “The Architect” on the front and the Brandenburg Gate on the back.  The 50 Reichsmark features the portrait of a woman on the front and Marienburg castle on the back. 
Item PM-DE-OCCSET6 SET OF 6 WWII NAZI OCCUPATION NOTES VG-VF $55.00
Item PM-DE-R139 OCCUPATION 20 REICHSMARK from above set, PR139 Fine  $13.00


COINS AND CURRENCY OF NAZI PUPPET STATES

After invading a nation, Nazi Germany would set up puppet governments.  They would often divide the country along ethnic lines in order foster ethnic hatred and direct attention away from German control.  The nations were reunited after World War II under communist rule.  Ironically, after the collapse of communism in 1991, these nations again broke-up along ethnic lines.

Bohemia & Moravia 1 Korun zinc 1941-44Bohemia and Moravia 500 Korun 1942Slovak 20 Korun 1941
The German occupation of Czechoslovakia began in 1938, with Germany taking a portion of the country for themselves.  Germany then divided the rest country into to two separate puppet states: The western part became the Protectorate of Bohemia and Moravia, while the eastern section became the puppet state of  Slovakia, with some territory going to Hungary and Poland.
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 500 Korun note of Bohemia and Moravia is dated 1942. It is the second issue of the note, as is indicated with the legend “II AUFLAGE”, on the back margin.  The note features a self-portrait of Bohemian painter Peter Brandl done in 1700 and a watermark of the portrait.  From Slovakia we have the silver 20 Korun dated 1941.   Slovakia was the only Axis nation to issue silver coins during World War II. It features Saints Cyril (Kyrill) and Methodius, who brought Christianity to the region and created the Slavic language in the 9th century.  The obverse features the arms of Slovakia which feature a double cross standing on three mountain peaks.  After Czechoslovakia was reunited.  In 1993 the country was again divided, along roughly the same borders, into the Czech Republic and the Slovak Republic.
Item BOH-1K BOHEMIA & MORAVIA 1 KORUN COIN, KM4 VF-spots $5.00
Item PM-BOH-500K BOHEMIA & MORAVIA 500 KORUN NOTE 1942 P12a VF $14.00
Item SK-7 SLOVAKIA SILVER 20 KORUN 1941 KM7 XF $25.00

Croatia 100 Dinara note, 1941Serbia 3 coin set: 1, 2 & 10 Dinara 1942-1943Serbia 500 Dinara banknote 1941
After invading Yugoslavia, the country was divided into the puppet states of Croatia and Serbia.  Croatia was nominally ruled by an Italian prince who never set foot in the country.  Serbia directly controlled by the German military.  From Croatia we have a 100 Kuna note dated 1941.  The note features the Croatian arms on the front and the denomination on the back.  From Serbia we have a 3 coin set and the attractive 500 Dinara note.  The Serbian coin set includes the zinc 1, 2 and 10 Dinara.  Each coin was struck only a single year:  the 1 and 2 Dinara are dated 1942 and the 10 Dinara is dated 1943.  All three coins feature the Serbian double-headed eagle on one side and the date and denomination between oat springs on the other.  The coins were struck in zinc at the Budapest mint.  The colorful Serbian 1941 500 Dinara note shows a woman with coin jewelry on the front and a bricklayer on the back.
Item PM-HR-100K CROATIA 100 KUNA NOTE, P2 1941 Fine $6.00
Item RS-SET-WWII NAZI SERBIA 3 COIN SET 1 – 10 DINARA 1942-43 VF $9.00
Item PM-RS-500D NAZI SERBIA 500 DINARA BANKNOTE 1941 P27 VF $6.00



WORLD WAR II COINS OF VICHY FRANCE 

France - Vichy Government 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 German occupation forces controlled the rest of the nation. The coins were struck in Nazi occupied Paris and circulated in both the German occupied and Vichy controlled portions of France.  The aluminum 1 and 2 Franc coins feature a double-headed axe on one side and the denomination flanked by oak leaves on the other.  The coins date from 1942 to 1944.
Item FR-VICHY VICHY FRANCE 1 & 2 FRANCS 1942-44 VF $3.00


ALLIED MILITARY CURRENCY FOR OCCUPIED GERMANY

Allied Military 1 Mark note for Occupied Germany, 1944The 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 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-191a GERMANY 1/2 MARK ALLIED MILITARY CURRENCY with F, U.S. issue 1944 P191a VG-Fine $7.00
Item PM-DE-194a GERMANY 10 MARK ALLIED MILITARY CURRENCY with F, U.S. issue 1944 P194a Fine $15.00
Item PM-DE-195b GERMANY 20 MARK ALLIED MILITARY CURRENCY Soviet Issue, no dash in serial number 1944 P195b VF $20.00


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JAPANESE OCCUPATION OF MANCHUKUO Restocked

Manchukuo 1 Fen & 5 Chiao, 1934-1939In 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 proclaimed emperor and given the reign title of K'ang Te.  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.  The coins were minted from 1934 until 1939.
Item MAN-KT-SET2 MANCHUKUO 1 FEN & 1 CHIAO K'ANG TE 1934-39 Y6 & Y8 F-VF $8.75

UNUSUAL FIBER COIN FROM WWII JAPANESE OCCUPATION OF CHINA Wholesale prices available to dealers

Manchukuo 1 Fen 1945Manchukuo 5 Fen 1945, fiber coin
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 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. The 1 Fen coin was struck only a single year; KT12, or 1945. These historic World War II coins are some of the few circulating non-metallic coins of the century.
Item MAN-1F45 MANCHUKUO 1 FEN 1945 (KT12) Y13a VG $5.00
Item MAN-5F45 MANCHUKUO 5 FEN 1945 (KT12) YA13a VG $13.50

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MENG CHIANG JAPANESE PUPPET BANK

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


WWII ERA JAPANESE MILITARY CURRENCY 

5 Yen WWII era Japanese Military Currency for use in China and Hong Kong
Japan introduced this Military Note in 1938 for use in the areas of China that they had occupied.  The note was 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".  In 1940 the Military Notes were replaced by notes issued by the Japanese puppet banks in China, however the Military Yen continued to be used in Hong Kong and Hainan Island throughout the war.   We have available both the 5 Yen and 10 Yen Military currency notes.
Item PM-CN-M5Y JAPANESE MILITARY CURRENCY FOR CHINA, 5 YEN, 1938-44 P25 VF $15.00
NEW Item PM-CN-M10Y JAPANESE MILITARY CURRENCY FOR CHINA, 10 YEN, 1938 P27 VG $6.00


NEWHIGH 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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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.  The notes grade Very Good to Very Fine.
Item PM-PH-GUER5 5 DIFFERENT W.W.II PHILIPPINE GUERILLA NOTES VG-VF $6.00


BU UNITED STATES LIBERATION CENTAVO FOR THE PHILIPPINES Wholesale prices available to dealers

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 inpreparation 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 $4.50

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WORLD WAR II COINS OF FRENCH INDO-CHINA

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. Because copper was needed for the war effort, the Paris mint replaced the bronze 1 Cent with a zinc 1 cent in 1940. The new coin featured a Phrygian cap. After France fell to the Germans in June 1940, the French Indo-China government re-struck the zinc 1 Centime at an engineering college (Ecole Pratique) in Hanoi using the same design. The Hanoi restrikes are dated 1940 and 1941. Because they did not have proper minting or refining equipment,French Indo China 10 and 20 Centimes, 1941-S the coins tend to be weakly or crudely struck. The United States had not yet entered the war, so the San Francisco Mint was contracted to produce copper-nickel 10 and 20 Centimes. The coins bear the S mintmark and are dated 1941. The symbolic bust of France is on the front and a sheaf of grain is on the back. All of the coins bear the legend "Republique Francaise". Hanoi fell to the Japanese on December 7, 1941. 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 French Indo-China aluminum 10 Centimes 1945coins. These coins also bear the Vichy "Etat Francais" legend.
Following the liberation of France and French Indo-China in 1945, a new series of coins was introduced, including a 10 Cent coin. These bore the same designs as the 1941 San Francisco issue, however they were struck in aluminum at the Paris mint. 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 at a small fraction of their catalog value.
Item FIC-24 FRENCH INDO-CHINA 1 CENT 1941 Hanoi Mint KM24.3 F-VF-Crude $7.00
Item FIC-21+ FRENCH INDO-CHINA 10 & 20 CENTS 1941-S VF KM21.1a & 23a.2 out
Item L-FIC-25 FRENCH INDO-CHINA 1/4 CENT 1942 Osaka Mint KM25 F-VF $2.50
Item FIC-26+ FRENCH INDO-CHINA 1 and 5 CENTS 1943 Hanoi KM26-27 UNC. out
Item FIC-28 FRENCH INDO-CHINA 10 CENTS 1945 Paris Mint NKM28.1 UNC. out
Item FIC-SET6 ALL 6 OF THE ABOVE FRENCH INDO-CHINA COINS out

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BRILLIANT UNCIRCULATED WWII ERA MONACO 2 FRANCS

Monaco 2 Francs (1945) KM121 This aluminum-bronze 2 Francs coin of Monaco was struck at the Paris Mint in 1945 shortly after the Paris was liberated from the Nazis. Unlike most modern coins, it does not have a date.  The 27mm coin features Prince Louis II on the obverse and the Monaco arms on the reverse.  Louis was raised in Germany and served with distinction in the French Foreign Legion and the French Army.  At the start of World War II he attempted to use his connections with France and Germany to keep Monaco out of the war, however in November 1942 the Italian Army invaded Monaco and set up a Fascist government.  Following Mussolini’s collapse, the Germans occupied Monaco.  Allied troops liberated the country in September 1944, though the country was in shambles.
Item MC-2F MONACO 2 FRANCS (1945) KM121a BU $8.00



POLAND HONORS HER WWII NAVY

Poland recently started a series 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 DragonThe Polish ship ORP Dragon was originally built for the British Royal Navy in World War I as a light cruiser.  She was launched in 1917 as the HMS Dragon.  In 1919 she took was part of a task force during the Russian Civil War aiding Latvia and Estonia against the Bolsheviks and Germans.  She had uneventful service in the Royal Navy during the first part of World War II.  In 1943 she was refurbished and modernized, then handed over to the Polish Navy.  She saw action in the Normandy Landings in June 1944.  On July 7, 1944 she was heavily damaged by a German torpedo and was later scuttled to form part of the artificial breakwater near Courseulles, France.


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-DRAGON POLAND 2 ZLOTE 2012 SHIP DRAGON BU $3.50
Item PL-PIORUN POLAND 2 ZLOTE 2012 SHIP PIORUN BU $3.50


POLAND HONORS AUSCHWITZ CONCENTRATION CAMPS 

Poland 2 Zlotych 2010 65th anniversary of Auschwitz LiberationPoland issued this 2010 2 Zlote coin to commemorate the 65th anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz Concentration Camps. Located in German occupied Poland, it was the largest of the Nazi German concentration camps. An estimated 3 Million people, mostly Jews, were executed or died at the camp. The camps were finally liberated by Soviet troops in January 1945. The coin pictures three prisoners and the famed "Arbeit macht frei" (work will make you free) sign that was located at the entrance of the main camp. The Polish eagle is on the obverse.  The 27mm coin is struck in a brass alloy called "Nordic Gold" and is Uncirculated.
Item PL-AUSCHWITZ POLAND 2 ZLOTE 2010 AUSCHWITZ KM712  BU $3.50


UKRAINE CELEBRATES THE 50TH ANNIVERSARY OF WORLD WAR II Wholesale prices available to dealers

Ukraine 200,000 Karbovantsiv 1995 commemorating The Great Patriotic WarOne of the first coins Ukraine issued after obtaining independence from the Soviet Union was this 1995 200,000 Karbovantsiv commemorating the 50th anniversary of the end of World War II. Ukraine suffered greatly during the war, both under Stalin and Hitler. An estimated 10 Million citizens died during the war. The coin depicts a young woman in native attire placing flowers in Sophia Square in Kiev. St. Sophia cathedral and the Bohdan Khmelnytsky monument are in the background. The obverse bears the national arms. The 33mm copper-nickel coin has a mintage of 250,000 pieces and is Proof-Like.
Item UA-2KK-WWII UKRAINE 200,000 KARBOVANTSIV 1995 KM10.2 PROOFLIKE $7.00



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


TRISTAN DA CUNHA WAR POSTER COINS

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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