Deutsches Reich was the official name for the German nation state from 1871 to 1943 in the German language. It translates literally in English to “German Empire”, with a context approximating that of "German Realm". To refer to the entire period, the partially translated “German Reich”, which has no monarchical connotations, is often used, with “German Realm” being a more appropriate direct translation of the official title. Informally, this nation was also known simply as Germany.
There were three periods in the history of the Reich. The first was the German Empire, a monarchy that existed from the unification of Germany in 1871 until the German Revolution of 1918–19. The second was the state commonly called the Weimar Republic, which lasted from 1919 until 1933. The final state called the “German Reich” was Nazi Germany, a fascist dictatorship under Hitler which existed from 1933 until 1945, being renamed “Greater German Reich” in 1943.
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Here you will find selected gold coins of the German Empire
Coins of denominations during the time of the German Empire above 1 Mark were issued by the individual states.
The Weimar Republic is the name of the federal republic and semi-presidential representative democracy established in 1919 in Germany.
The German colonial empire was the overseas territories of Imperial Germany and 1914 the fourth-biggest imperial colony worldwide.
The area dependencies comprises all coins from Danzig, the occupied territories, the German colonies plus national emergency money.
After the revocation of the status as an occupied country, the Federal Republic of Germany became a sovereign state on May 5, 1955.
The Principality of Anhalt was re-established and re-united in 1863 when the lines of Anhalt-Bernburg and Anhalt-Köthen had been extincted.
The Grand Duchy of Baden (German: Großherzogtum Baden) was a state in the southwest of Germany on the east bank of the Rhine.
Coins from Brunswick-Luneburg
Coins from Hamburg at the time of the german Empire. Hamburg's official name reflects its history as a ...
The Grand Duchy of Hesse and by Rhine or the Grand Duchy of Hesse (German: Großherzogtum Hessen) between 1806 and 1918, when the monarchy was overthrown.
Coins of the Grand Duchy Mecklenburg-Schwerin
Coins of the Grand Duchy of Oldenburg
The Kingdom of Prussia (German: Königreich Preußen) was a German kingdom that constituted the state of Prussia between 1701 and 1918.
The Principality of Reuss-Greiz was a state in Germany in the eastern part of modern Thuringia, ruled by members of the House of Reuss.
Coins from Saxony in the German Empire
Schaumburg-Lippe was formed as a county in 1647 through the division of the County of Schaumburg ...
Schwarzburg-Rudolstadt was a small historic state in present-day Thuringia, Germany with its capital at ...
Coins from Schwarzburg-Sondershausen. Schwarzburg-Sondershausen was a county until 1697. In that year,...
Württemberg is an area and a former state in southwestern Germany, including parts of the regions ...