Outrage as two euro coin with Nazi swastika and SS symbols found in Germany
A TWO euro coin with banned Nazi symbols on has caused an outcry after being discovered at a restaurant in Neuss, Germany.By LAURA MOWAT
PUBLISHED: 22:42, Mon, Jan 23, 2017 | UPDATED: 22:52, Mon, Jan 23, 2017
Restaurant employee, Marvin Schramm, found the coin as he was dividing the tips between his colleagues when he noticed an unusual two-euro coin.
On the front of the coin, there was an imperial eagle and a swastika.
On the back, in the middle of the federal eagle's chest, a double so-called runic insignia, the sign of Hitler's Secret Service, was engraved.
Mr Schramm said: I was shocked, as were my colleagues and a few guests who were still present.
Our guests are mixed, across the board, and we value tolerance and peaceful coexistence.
"What kind of idiot would do this? My colleagues and I just could not believe it.
Mr Schramm added: Such crap can not get back into circulation.
I can not say who paid for it, and the coin could already have been in circulation for a long time.
The distribution of such national socialist symbols is banned in Germany by Article 86a of the criminal code and people who do so could face jail for three years or a fine.
In June 2013, a two-euro coin with the same etched symbol was discovered in Dortmund.
The two euro coin was produced in 2002.
Source: The Express