|Country||Germany – 1871-1948|
|Period||Third Reich (1933-1945)|
|Type||Standard circulation coin|
|Value||5 Reichsmark (5)|
|Orientation||Medal alignment ↑↑|
Imperial eagle dividing the date and the denomination below
Reichs 5 mark
Portrait of Paul von Hindenburg (1847-1934), a German soldier and politician and the president of the Reich from 1925 to his death, facing right and the mintmark behind the portrait under the date
Paul von Hindenburg
Smooth with inscriptions
Lettering: Gemeinnutz geht vor Eigennutz
Translation: Common good takes priority over self-interest
These coins come in 2 and 5 reichsmark denominations. Some of the 5 reichsmark do not have the swastika, as shown in our secondary picture below.
Here are some approximate catalog values that apply to all dates in the series, except as noted below.
2 REICHSMARK (0.161 troy ounces silver)
worn: $12 US dollars approximate catalog value
average circulated: $20
well preserved: $28
fully uncirculated: $70
5 REICHSMARK (0.402 troy ounces silver)
worn: $15 US dollars approximate catalog value
average circulated: $46
well preserved: $90
fully uncirculated: $110
Remember these are inflated catalog values. Use our Terminology page for a breakdown of how catalog values work.
Less common dates and mint marks carry small premiums. In the lists below, values quoted are for coins in well preserved condition.
All coins minted in 1935 do not have the wreathed swastika on the reverse, and some of the 1936-dated coins also lack the swatsika. The same values quoted above apply to these coins.