Phillip F. writes: I have a coin a little bigger than a quarter, it has PAUL von HINDENBERG with his image with dates 1847-1934, also with an (F) stamped before the first 1 in 1847. On reverse side is picture of eagle holding wreath with swastika. It has a 5 with the letters DEUTCHES REICH 1939. Around edge of coin is the letters -emefnnut- geht bor-fgennutf. The dashes are unreadable letters to me. Any help you can give will be greatly appreciated.
Paul Von Hindenburg was the last Chancellor of the short-lived Weimar Republic (Germany 1919-1933). The commemorative was first issued in 1935 and features a profile of Hindeburg and on the reverse,an eagle with the words Deutsches Reich (German Empire) and the denomination, 5 Marks.
The transition to the Swastika reverse began in 1936 and the series ended in 1939. The mint mark, “F” represents the Suttgart Mint. The coin has a lettered edge but I don’t know the translation of the motto.