Historical information

The zinc 1 Reichspfennig coin was minted by Nazi Germany between 1940 and 1945 during World War II, replacing the bronze version. It is worth 1/100 or .01 of a Reichsmark. Made entirely of zinc, the 1 Reichspfennig is an emergency issue type, similar to the zinc 5 and 10 Reichspfennigs, and the aluminium 50 Reichspfennig coins from the same period.

Inscriptions & markings

Obverse: Reichsadler with swastika.
Lettering: Deutsches Reich 1943
Reverse: Denomination and two oak leaves. Mintmark below the denomination and between leaves.
Lettering: 1 Reichspfennig A