5 Pfenning

Danzig, Poland


5 Pfennig Freie Stadt Danzig,
Translation: 5 Pfenning Free City Danzig
Obverse – the fish is turbot, a broad-bodied European flatfish. A highly valued food fish, the turbot lives along sand and gravel shores. It is a left-sided, with its eyes normally on the left side of the head, and it is scaleless, though its head and body are studded with numerous bony knobs, or tubercles.