5 Reichsmark Coin

Object number

LDVAL 2009.1.6

Date

Before 1934

Description

5 Reichsmark coin, contained within a box of medals awarded to Mr G Hagon.
Mr G. Hagon lived in Alibon Road Dagenham Essex, and was born 29th November 1903 and died 1970. Mr Hagon worked at the docks and lived in Canning Town, he later moved to Dagenham when his house was bombed. Mr Hagon fought under an unknown infantry and then went onto be involved with Reme Recovery. His bases included the desert, Italy and then finally Germany.

Physical description

90 percent silver Reichsmark coin. The obverse depicts the German Eagle with ?19? to its left and ?34? to its right, under both can be seen a small swastika. Running around the bottom rim the words ?5 Riechsmark? and around the top rim the words ?Deutrches Reich?. The reverse depicts the Potsdam Church. ?Gemeinnutz geht vor Eigennutz? translates roughly to ?The community comes before the individual?. runs around the edge and is minted on the edge of all 3rd Reich silver Reichsmark coins.

Condition

Good

Type

coin

Size

Whole Diameter: 29mm
Whole Depth: 2mm

Collection type

Social history

Inscription

Typescript Cast Obverse: Deutrches Reich/1934/5 Reichsmark

Alternative reference

Entry Number 1517 (2010-01-12)

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Metadata
Start dateBefore 1934
InstitutionValence House Museum
Typecoin
Collection typeSocial history