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Unknown [Germany Five Reich Mark]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC09620.354 Author/Creator: Unknown Place Written: Germany Type: Object Date: circa 1904-1944 Pagination: 1 banknote : paper : blue ; 9.0 x 13.5 cm.

Summary of Content: Foreign currency with blue ink with the number five marked on one side with a dragon. On reverse side is a dove, the back of a nude baby, and a person wearing robes and a helmet.

Background Information: Robert "Bob" Stone was a Bombardier in World War II and served in the Pacific Front. This collection, along with a bound book was donated by his wife, Shelia Stone, ...was given to the Collection in 2017. It contains a variety of letters, postcards, patches, pins, photographs, and scrapbooks that relate to Bob's training and combat missions. See More


Historical Era: Great Depression and World War II, 1929-1945

Subjects: World War IIMoney

Sub Era: World War II

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