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20 mark Darlehnskassenscheine note

Museum Work

Resource TypeObjects
Date of Creation20 February 1918 [issued]
GenreCurrency, Medals & Militaria
Object ID1993.031.002
Previous NUmber93.07.0146
CreatorState Loan Office [issued by]
Place of CreationGermany
Description20 mark note or Darlehnskassenscheine (loan currency) prinkted in red and brown ink. Images of Roman goddess Minerva and god Mercury in profile on recto. Images of imperial eagle, man in armour and woman printed on verso. Denominations on both sides. Note is creased from being folded and very worn. 
Materials/Techniquespaper, ink
Measurements8.8 x 13.8 cm
InscriptionsRecto: Darlehnskassenscheine / Zwanzig Mark / Berlin den 20 Februar 1918 / Reichsfchuldenverwaltung / [illegible signatures]

Verso: Darlehnskassenscheine / K 2318469
ProvenanceGifted to the Vancouver Holocaust Education Centre in 1993 by Joe Leibl. 

The donor served in the Canadian Army during the Second World War and acquired the currency in Germany.
Classificationpaper money
Legal Statuspermanent collection
Credit LineCourtesy of Joe Leibl