Germany, 2 Mark 1940


ID Number: SR11-0101
Category: Paper Money
Description: Germany, 2 Mark 1940
Country or State: Germany
Year: 1940-1945
Period: German WWII 2 Reichsmark - occupation currency
Head of State/Ruler: Adolf Hitler
Reign: 2 August 1934 – 30 April 1945
Currency: Marks
Face Value: ℛℳ - German Reichsmark
Obverse: Grayish brown on green and tan underprint
Obverse Legend:  
Obverse Designer:  
Reverse: Grayish brown on green and tan underprint
Reverse Legend:  
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Note: Embossed Stamp, 7 Digit Serial Serial Number
Dimensions (B x H): 109 x 64 mm
Krause Catalog Number:  
Other Catalog Number: R137a
State of Conservation: Very Fine (VF)

Uncirculated (Unc) € 15.00 
Extremely Fine (XF) € -
Very Fine (VF) € 7.00
Fine (F) € -
Very Good (VG) € 3.00
Good (G) € -
Poor (P) € -


It is 1939 and the German armies are on the move all across Europe.   Of course once a country is conquered, it is necessary to keep the economy moving.  These banknotes were issued by the German Reichskreditkasse (Reich Credit Bureau) and would circulate alongside the regular banknotes of the occupied country.

Coins and banknotes for circulation in the occupied territories during the war were issued by the Reichskreditkassen. Holed, zinc coins in 5 and 10 Reichspfennig denominations were struck in 1940 and 1941. Banknotes were issued between 1939 and 1945 in denominations of 50 Reichspfennig, 1, 2, 5, 20, and 50 Reichsmark. These served as legal tender alongside the currency of the occupied countries.