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50 Pfennig Note, AkenElbe, Germany, 1921

50 Pfennig Note, Aken/Elbe, Germany, 1921

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Description
[[obverse text]]
STAD AKEN/ELBE / SIGNETVM, BVRGENSIVM, VRBIS, AQVENSIS, FIDELIS, FILIAE, ECCLESIAE, MAGDE BURGENSIS / [[image]]crest of Stadt Aken. Under a high Gothic arch, between two pinned round towers with pointed roofs, on a square base stands a bishop with his right hand raised and fingers stretched out for oath, holding the crosier in his left hand. Near each of the towers is a small floating red and white shield with the head of the holy Mauritius. [[/image]] / DIESER SUTSCHEIN VERLIERT SEIN GÜLTIG-KEIT 3 MONATE NACH BEKANNTMACHUNG. [[translation]] THIS VOUCHER LOSES 3 MONTHS AFTER NOTICE [[/translation]] / AKEN, I.OKTOBER 1921. DER MAGISTRAT: [[SIGNATURE]] / NO 447562
[[reverse text]]
50 FÜNFZIG PFENNIG 50 / CÖTHENER TOR [[image]]tower of Köthen[[/image]] [[image]]anchor, and other symbols[[/image]] ELBTOR[[image]]tower of Elba[[/image]] / IN AKEN, HAT MAN EINST GESAGT, IS NIKS TO MAKEN! GOTT SEI'S GEKLAGT! DAS WORT GILT LANGE SCHON NICHT MEHR. / ES BLÜHN GEWERBE UND VERKEHR. DRUM HEISST ES JETZT VON AKEN : MIT DICK LETT SICK WAT MAKEN!
[[translation]](In Plattdeutsch, not accurate but my best effort) In Aken people used to say, there's nothing to do! Alas! That hasn't been the case for a while. Business and traffic are blooming. That's why we now say in Aken : With all these people, let's do something! [[/translation]]
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
note
notgeld
date made
1921
place made
Germany: Saxony-Anhalt, Aken
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 7.1 cm x 9.6 cm x.01 cm; 2 25/32 in x 3 25/32 in x in
ID Number
NU.NU45833.05
catalog number
NU45833.05
accession number
175975
serial number
447562
Credit Line
Anna Cote
subject
NNC German Notgeld
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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