Enigma Nazi coding machine will be auctioned for as much as $ 200,000

There are many types of technology lovers, and if you're a big fan of retro electronics, you might be happy to know that an Enigma machine, used by the Nazis to encrypt secret messages during World War II, will be auctioned later this week.

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Auction house Nate D. Sanders Auctions, of Los Angeles, who will be auctioning this article, explains that the Enigma was designed by the German navy and was dubbed Funkschl├╝ssel or M3. Still, it says that it served to shuffle the lyrics to any of the 17,576 possible combinations, but, logically, excluding without regard to the original lyrics. To do this, the machine uses three coding rotors and a QWERTZUIO mechanical keypad.

Apparently, the Enigma are rare enough to be seen there because the Germans destroyed them to prevent them from falling into the hands of the Allies. According to the auction house, there are only about 250 machines used during World War II circulating around.

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If you are interested in this incredible historical artifact, know that the auction is scheduled for May 30th, with bids starting at US $ 200,000


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