Germany / Hitler specialists? C-30?

WeissWeiss Posts: 7,703 ✭✭✭✭✭
edited March 2, 2018 1:18PM in World & Ancient Coins Forum

I pulled this piece out of a WWII veteran's personal effects, primarily French and German WWII-era coinage and medals.
I think it's a Colbert Hyder C30. But those pieces appear to be edge marked, while this piece is reeded.
Authentic? Fantasy? Restrike? White metal instead of silver?

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  • KkathylKkathyl Posts: 2,207 ✭✭✭✭✭

    What did the veteran say about it?

  • WeissWeiss Posts: 7,703 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Kkathyl said:
    What did the veteran say about it?

    The veteran died 20 years ago.

    We are like children who look at print and see a serpent in the last letter but one, and a sword in the last.
    --Severian the Lame
  • cachemancacheman Posts: 3,725 ✭✭✭

    As you noted, authentic pieces don't have reeded edges. Mint edge stamps were from either Berlin or Munich. Originals were struck in gold, silver, copper, bronze and plated metals. The artist was Oskar Gloeckler.

    Even if it hadn't had the reeded edge, Hitler's face would have been a give away...it's pretty funky in comparison to the original.

  • YQQYQQ Posts: 1,738 ✭✭✭

    most likely an amateur Fantasy basement job. the legend does not make any sense at all.

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  • WeissWeiss Posts: 7,703 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited March 3, 2018 11:05AM

    @cacheman said:
    As you noted, authentic pieces don't have reeded edges. Mint edge stamps were from either Berlin or Munich. Originals were struck in gold, silver, copper, bronze and plated metals. The artist was Oskar Gloeckler.

    Even if it hadn't had the reeded edge, Hitler's face would have been a give away...it's pretty funky in comparison to the original.

    Thanks, @cacheman . I guess my $5 was poorly spent? :) His nose was actually what made me think it was a restrike or fantasy. Much fatter in the original, this piece is more "aryan"?

    @YQQ

    This is the translation I found online, with one of the silver pieces slabbed by PCGS:
    Obverse = "Ours the Future: Adolf Hitler". Reverse= "In the year of the turn of German destiny, 1933"

    We are like children who look at print and see a serpent in the last letter but one, and a sword in the last.
    --Severian the Lame
  • YQQYQQ Posts: 1,738 ✭✭✭

    Weiss

    I am sorry, I misinterpreted the letters. A font I am not familiar with.

    Today is the first day of the rest of my life
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