Dan M. writes: Re: WWII Nazi Ghetto coins: I’ve acquired a 5 mark coin from Litzmannstadt Ghetto (Lodz), Poland 1943. I’m aware that the 10MK coins were made of aluminum, and the 5MK coins were magnesium. This coin is made of aluminum. Were the 5MK Litsmannstadt coins made of magnesium AND aluminum? or is this a fake? Thank you for any help you can give me! Dan
Below is the list of Concentration Camp tokens used at Litzmannstadt Ghetto 1942-43:
- 10 pfenning – produced with only the 1942 date and was struck only in magnesium on either 21 mm or 18 mm flans.
- 5 marks (22 mm) – 1943 – struck on both magnesium and aluminum flans
- 10 marks (28 mm) – 1943- struck on both magnesium and aluminum flans.
- 20 marks (33 mm) – 1943 – struck on aluminum flans only