5 Reichsmark Weimar Republic (1918-1933) Silver

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1930


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1930-G, Germany (Weimar). Silver 5 Mark “Zeppelin Round-the-World Flight” Coin.


Mint Year: 1930
Mintage: 24,000 pcs.
Mint Place: Karlsruhe (G)

Denomination: 5 Reichsmark  
Reference: KM-68 ($235 in XF!). Lowest mintage of all mints!

Material: Silver (.500)

Weight: 24.72gm

Diameter: 36mm


Obverse: The Zeppelin Airship on Globe. Mint initial (G) below.

Legend: GRAF ZEPPELIN WELTFLUG 1929

Translated: "Count Zeppelin World Flight 1929"


Reverse: German heraldic eagle left, surrounded by legend.

Legend: DEUTSCHES REICH 1930 . 5 REICHSMARK .

Translated: "German Empre 1930 . 5 Reichsmark"



LZ 127 Graf Zeppelin (Deutsche Luftschiff Zeppelin #127; Registration: D-LZ 127) was a large German passenger carrying rigid airship which operated commercially from 1928 to 1937. It was named after the German pioneer of airships, Ferdinand von Zeppelin, who held the rank of Graf or Count in the German nobility. During its operating life the great airship made 590 flights covering more than a million miles.


The growing popularity of the “giant of the air” made it easy for Zeppelincompany chief Dr. Hugo Eckener to find sponsors for a “Round-the-World” flight. One of these was the American press tycoon William Randolph Hearst, who requested the tour to officially start at Lakehurst Naval Air Station, NJ. As with the October 1928 flight to New York, Hearst had placed a reporter, Grace Marguerite Hay Drummond-Hay, on board, who thereby became the first woman to circumnavigate the globe by air.


Starting there on 8 August 1929, Graf Zeppelin flew back across the Atlantic to Friedrichshafen to refuel before continuing on August 15 across the vastness of Siberia to Tokyo (Kasumigaura Naval Air Station), a nonstop leg of 6,988 miles (11,246 km), arriving 3 days later on 18 August. Dr. Eckener believed that some of the lands they crossed in Siberia had never before been seen by modern explorers. After staying in Tokyo for five days, on 23 August, the Graf Zeppelin continued across the Pacific to California flying first over San Francisco before heading south to stop at Mines Field in Los Angeles for the first ever nonstop flight of any kind across the Pacific Ocean. The Pacific leg was 5,998 miles (9,653 km) and took three days. The airship’s final leg across the United States took it over Chicago before landing back at Lakehurst NAS on 29 August, taking two days and covering 2,996 miles (4,822 km).


The flying time for the Lakehurst to Lakehurst legs was 12 days and 11 minutes. The entire voyage took 21 days, 5 hours and 31 minutes including the initial and final trips between Friedrichshafen and NAS Lakehurst during which time the airship travelled 49,618 km (30,831 miles) whereas the distance covered on the designated “Round the World” portion from Lakehurst to Lakehurst was 31,400 km (19,500 miles). One of Hearst’s guests on board was the newlywed couple; the Arctic explorer Sir Hubert Wilkins and his bride Suzanne Bennett. The trip was given to them as a wedding gift.


A U.S. franked letter carried on the whole trip from Lakehurst to Lakehurst required $3.55 USD in postage, the equivalent in 2007 of roughly $43 if based on the CPI.

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Untitled Document 1930-G, Germany (Weimar). Silver 5 Mark "Zeppelin Round-the-World Flight" Coin. Mint Year: 1930 Mintage: 24,000 pcs.Mint Place: Karlsruhe (G) Denomination: 5 Reichsmark Reference: KM-68 ($235 in XF!). Lowest mintage of all mints! Condition: Hairlines in fields ...

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1930,5 Mark 1930 E. Zeppelin. Jaeger 343. Sehr schön.

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1930,5 Mark 1930 D. Zeppelin. Jaeger 343. Vorzüglich +.

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CoinWorldTV 1930, Germany. Silver 5 Mark "Zeppelin Round-the-World Flight" Coin. PCGS UNC+ Commemorating around the Globe Flight of the Airship. Mint Year: 1930 Mint Place: Berlin (A) Reference: KM-68. R! Denomination: 5 Reichsmark Condition: Certified and graded by PCGS as UNC (Detail ...

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5 Mark 1930 D. Zeppelin. Jaeger 343.Minimal berieben, winzige Kratzer, sehr schön - vorzüglich

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5 Mark 1930 D. Zeppelin. Jaeger 343. Vorzüglich

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DEUTSCHLAND Weimarer Republik Lot. Kursmünzen. 3 Mark 1924 und 3 Reichsmark 1931. Sehr schön und gutes sehr schön.(2)

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