Creator

Anonymous

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Creation Date

1918

Description

This photograph shows a sample of paper script and coins used in prison camps in Austria and Germany. The coins and several examples of paper money came from Kleinmuenchen and consist of small denominations ranging from one Heller to 50 Hellers (the other script came from Koenigstein-an-der-Elbe and Chemnitz in Saxony in the German Empire). This script replaced legal currency which prisoners could use to make purchases at the canteen or other stores in the prison camp.

Keywords

Austria-Hungary, Finances, Bank Notes, Coins, Script

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