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50 Reichsmark bank note

Museum Work

Resource TypeObjects
Date of Creation1939-1945
GenreCurrency, Medals & Militaria
Object ID2005.003.001
CreatorDeutsche Reichsbank [issued by]
Place of CreationLikely issued in Vienna, Austria
DescriptionFünfzig Reichsmark bank note printed in red, blue, black, maroon and white ink on paper. Image of peasant woman on recto and Marienburg castle on verso. 
Materials/Techniquespaper, ink
Measurements8.5 x 17 cm
InscriptionsSerial number: B 1980183
ProvenanceGifted to the Vancouver Holocaust Education Centre in 2005 by Peter Moogk
Classificationpaper money
Legal Statuspermanent collection
Credit LineCourtesy of Peter Moogk
NoteMoney of this type was used to "pay" for confiscated Jewish property that was being re-sold in Nazi territories. The currency was intended to make the confiscation process look legal. The notes were issued in denominations of 1, 2, 3, 20, and 50 Reichsmark.