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Unknown [German 1 Rentenmark 1923-1937 Mark]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC09620.355 Author/Creator: Unknown Place Written: s.l. Germany Type: Object Date: circa 1923-1937 Pagination: 1 banknote : paper : khaki green, and yellow ; 7.5 x 13 cm.

Summary of Content: German 1 Rentenmark with the serial number B - 02583569. On reverse side there is a picture of grain in a decorative circle.

Background Information: Robert "Bob" Stone was a Bombardier in World War II and served in the Pacific Front. These letters, were compiled by Bob's wife, Sheila M. Stone, and Ali Adair into ...a book named Letters in a Box. This book details Bob's service to his country, and his life after the war. Bob's letters were donated to the collection by his wife, Sheila M. Stone, 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

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

Subjects: Money

Sub Era: The Roaring Twenties

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