WW2 World Currency - 7 Authentic Coins used during World War 2 - Allies & Axis Powers Collection
7 monedas de plata de las potencias del Eje y las fuerzas Aliadas
This historical collection contains seven selected silver coins of the most important war participating states of the Second World War. Each of the seven silver coins was regular currency and in circulation at the time of the war. Included are hand-picked coins of the three Axis powers, from the Kingdom of Italy, the Japanese Empire and the Third Reich as well as four coins of the Allies, the French Republic, the United Kingdom, the USSR and the United States. A special highlight is the American "Walking Liberty" coin with .900 silver.
2 Reichsmark: The onset of Hitler´s troops on Poland on 1st September 1939 led to the beginning of the Second World War in Europe. After more than five years, the fighting ended on 8th May 1945 and the Third Reich ceased to exist.
50 Sen: The attack of the Japanese troops on the US military base at Pearl Harbour led to war accession of the United States. The troops of the Tenno Hirohito were forced into retreat and eventually surrendered on 2nd September 1945.
5 Lire: In June 1940, Italy joined the war on the side of Germany, under the leadership of Benito Mussolini. The latter-mentioned switched sides to the Allies in the autumn of 1943 and declared war on its former ally Germany.
10 Francs: Despite the defeat against Germany, and the armistice on 22nd June 1940, the troops of “Liberated France” fought further under Charles de Gaulle on the side of the Allies and marched into the liberated city of Paris on 25th August.
50 Kopeks: Subsequent to the occupation of the eastern part of Poland on 17th September 1939, the Soviet Union was attacked by Germany on 22nd June 1941. On June 22nd 1944, Stalin´s troops began to regain the lost territory and liberated Berlin on 2nd May 1945.
1/2 Crown: Under Prime Minister Winston Churchill, the United Kingdom joined the Second World War as the most important alliance partner on the side of France, due to the previously entered into mutual assistance pact with Poland on 3rd September 1939.
1/2 Dollar: Up to its own active participation, the United States had merely supported the UK through loans of ammunition and weapons. Following the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbour on 7th December 1941, President Roosevelt was forced into participating in the war.