50 Reichspfennig (World War II German coin)

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50 Reichspfennig
Nazi Germany
Value50 Reichspfennig
Mass1.3 g
Diameter22 mm
Thickness1.55 mm
EdgeReeded
Composition100% Al
Years of minting1939-1944
Obverse
Germany 50 reichspfennig 1940 obverse.jpg
DesignReichsadler with swastika.
Lettering:
Deutsches Reich 1940
Reverse
Germany 50 reichspfennig 1940 reverse.jpg
DesignDenomination and two oak leaves. Mintmark below the denomination and between leaves.
Lettering:
50 Reichspfennig A

The 50 Reichspfennig coin was minted by Nazi Germany between 1939 and 1944 during World War II. It is worth 1/2 or .50 of a Reichsmark. Made entirely of aluminum, the 50 Reichspfennig is an emergency issue type, similar to the zinc 1, 5, and 10 Reichspfennig coins from the same period.

Mint marks[edit]

Mint mark Mint location Notes
A Berlin, Germany Capital of Nazi Germany
B Vienna, Austria (Wien) Capital of Austria
D Munich, Germany (München)
E Dresden, Germany (Muldenhütten)
F Stuttgart, Germany
G Karlsruhe, Germany
J Hamburg, Germany

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Mintage[edit]

50 Reichspfenning 1939e obverse with date and swastika emblem
50 Reichspfenning 1939e reverse with denomination and mint mark
1939
Year Mintage Notes
1939 A 5,000,000
1939 B 5,482,000
1939 D 600,000
1939 E 2,000,000
1939 F 3,600,000
1939 G 560,000 Rare
1939 J 1,000,000 Rare
1940
Year Mintage Notes
1940 A 56,128,000
1940 B 10,016,000
1940 D 13,800,000
1940 E 5,618,000
1940 F 6,663,000
1940 G 5,616,000 Rare
1940 J 7,335,000
1941
Year Mintage Notes
1941 A 31,263,000
1941 B 4,291,000
1941 D 7,200,000
1941 E 3,806,000
1941 F 5,128,000
1941 G 3,091,000
1941 J 4,165,000
1942
Year Mintage Notes
1942 A 11,580,000
1942 B 2,876,000
1942 D 2,247,000
1942 E 3,810,000
1942 F 5,133,000
1942 G 1,400,000
1943
Year Mintage Notes
1943 A 29,325,000
1943 B 8,229,000
1943 D 5,315,000
1943 G 2,892,000
1943 J 4,166,000
1944
Year Mintage Notes
1944 B 5,622,000
1944 D 4,886,000
1944 F 3,739,000
1944 G 1,190,000 Rare

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Nazi Germany Coin Mint Marks". Retrieved 2013-01-16.
  2. ^ "50 Reichspfennig - Germany - 1871-1948 - Numista". Numista. Retrieved 2013-01-16.