Collection: Reichsmark Coins

Reichsmark coins were the official currency of Germany during the period of the Weimar Republic (1919-1933) and the subsequent Nazi regime under Adolf Hitler until the end of World War II in 1945. The Reichsmark was introduced in 1924 to replace the hyperinflated Papiermark, which had lost its value during the economic turmoil of the early 1920s. The first Reichsmark coins featured traditional German designs, such as the German eagle and famous historical figures. In 1933, following the rise of the Nazi party, new Reichsmark coins were introduced to showcase Nazi symbols, including the swastika and an eagle holding a wreathed swastika. During World War II, due to economic and metal shortages, coins were minted from zinc and other base metals. The use of Reichsmark coins ceased after Germany's surrender in 1945, and the currency was replaced with the Allied Military Mark during the post-war occupation period. Reichsmark coins are now sought after by collectors for their historical significance, representing a turbulent and transformative period in German history.