4 NOTGELD Colorful World War I Era "Emergency Notes" GermanyBirken im moor series1. 75 Penning Sun on a shield with 3 stars and a crown -reverse has grape vines and wheat2. 75 Penning Sun on a shield with 3 stars and a crown -reverse has grape vines and wheat3. 25 Penning Sad moon on a shield with 3 stars and crown- reverse with 2 men having a picnic?4. 50 Penning Laughing moon on a shield w/ 3 stars and crown -reverse shows a complete scene in a bakeryHISTORY:When World War I broke out across Europe, German coinage quickly disappeared. Citizens fearful of losing their wealth began hoarding the coins, resulting in massive shortages. In response, Notgeld or “Emergency Money” paper currency was issued for everyday transactions. Everyone from a bank to a municipality to even private firms issued notes, many displaying beautifully colored and illustrated designs.
4 SUN AND MOON NOTGELD Emergency Notes 1922 from Germany