I was a member of the Lutheran Protestant denomination for many years. The denomination is named after Martin Luther, a German priest who spearheaded a major reformation of the Roman Catholic church in the early 1500s. In my view, both Roman Catholics and Protestants today have reaped many benefits from Luther's contributions to the Christian faith.
In an amazing act of arrogance and obvious propaganda, the German Nazis used their blood-stained hands to mint coins honoring this significant religious figure. They minted Martin Luther commemoratives in 1933 only, in 2 and 5 reichsmark denominations. These are valuable coins today, especially the 5 reichsmark.
The tables below give a summary of approximate catalog values for these coin. Use our Important Terminology page to convert the catalog values to actual buy and sell values.
2 REICHSMARK (25 mm diameter, 0.161 troy ounces silver)
worn: $15 US dollars approximate catalog value
average circulated: $35
well preserved: $50
fully uncirculated: $100
5 REICHSMARK (28 mm diameter, 0.402 troy ounces silver)
worn: $100 US dollars approximate catalog value
average circulated: $200
well preserved: $350
fully uncirculated: $500
5 reichsmarks with a G mint mark are most rare -- multiply values by 1.5