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German and Austrian notgeld currency collection

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: MS-0855

Content Description

A single leather-bound album containing approximately three hundred pieces of German and Austrian notgeld paper currency in various sizes and denominations, created in approximately 1920. The album measures 11 x 14 inches. The notes are printed in bold colors and feature images of local landmarks, statesmen, and folktales. Several notes include an expiration date.

Dates

  • approximately 1920

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is housed off-site and requires 48-hours' notice for retrieval. Collection is open for use.

Conditions Governing Use

Single copies may be made for research purposes. Researchers are responsible for determining any copyright questions. It is not necessary to seek our permission as the owner of the physical work to publish or otherwise use public domain materials that we have made available for use, unless Johns Hopkins University holds the copyright.

Biographical / Historical

There is currently no biographical information available on the creator.

Biographical / Historical

Notgeld, German for "emergency money," refers to money issued by an institution in a time of economic or political crisis. This currency was produced in Austria and Germany during World War I and the immediate years following, when state-produced money was insufficient due to inflation. At this time the state bank appears to have agreed to allow towns, villages, and municipalities to issue their own money. Notgeld started to be collected as early as 1922, in part because of their colorful illustrations, with printed geometric borders or whimsical illustrations of folktales, landscapes, and local landmarks.

Source: "What Is Notgeld?" Accessed April 19, 2019. https://notgeld.com/intro-180/what-is-notgeld.

Extent

0.32 Cubic Feet (1 flat box (15.5 x 3 x 12 inches))

Language of Materials

German

Abstract

A leather-bound album containing approximately three hundred pieces of German and Austrian notgeld paper currency in various sizes and denominations, created in approximately 1920. There is currently no biographical information available on the creator.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchased from F. A. Bernett in July 2018.

Processing Information

Processed by Kristen Diehl in April 2019.

Title
Guide to the German and Austrian notgeld currency collection
Author
Kristen Diehl
Date
2019 April
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
English

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Repository

Contact:
The Sheridan Libraries
Special Collections
3400 N Charles St
Baltimore MD 21218 USA