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50 Reichspfennig 1942, Germany

Hans-Ludwig Grabowski Katalog. Band 10. Number: 550a
Years of issue: 1942
Signatures: no signature
Serie: 1939 - 1942 Issue
Specimen of: 1939
Material: Cotton fiber
Size (mm): 90 х 57
Printer: Reichsdruckerei, Kreuzberger Oranienstraße 91, Berlin (from 06.07.1879 till 03.02.1945)

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50 Reichspfennig 1942




Diamonds with rings inside.


50 Reichspfennig 1942

Inscription in German: "Ausgegeben auf Grund der Verordnung über Reichskreditkassen.

Hauptverwaltung der Reichskreditkassen".

In English: "Issued on the basis of the regulation on Reichskreditkassen.

Headquarters of the Reichskreditkassen".


Lower, on left and right sides (on white background, made as seal), are the coat of arms of Third Reich (1933-1945) - The Imperial eagle.

The Reichsadler ("Imperial Eagle") was the heraldic eagle, derived from the Roman eagle standard, used by the Holy Roman Emperors and in modern coats of arms of Germany, including those of the German Empire, the Weimar Republic and the Third Reich. The same design has remained in use by the Federal Republic of Germany since 1945, but under a different name, now called Bundesadler "Federal Eagle".

During Nazi rule, a stylised eagle combined with the Nazi swastika was made the national emblem (Hoheitszeichen) by order of Adolf Hitler in 1935. Despite its mediæval origin, the term "Reichsadler" in common English understanding is mostly associated with this specific Nazi era version. The Nazi Party had used a very similar symbol for itself, called the Parteiadler ("Party's eagle"). These two insignia can be distinguished as the Reichsadler looks to its right shoulder whereas the Parteiadler looks to its left shoulder.


To the the theme of the emblem of the Third Reich - the photo from the German Bundesarhiv. In the photo, two soldiers of the Soviet army in Berlins Reichstag, May 10, 1945.

At the center of the banknote, in the background, is swastika.

Denominations in numerals are on left and right sides, in words - at the top.


50 Reichspfennig 1942

Denomination in numeral - centered. On left and right sides - in words.

At the bottom is inscription in German:"Geldfälschung wird mit Zuchthaus bestraft".

In English:"Counterfeiting is punishable by a correctional facility".