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Germany [German 100 Mark 1908]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC09620.359 Author/Creator: Germany Place Written: Germany Type: Object Date: 1908 Pagination: 1 banknote : paper : blue and red ; 11.2 x 21.6 cm.

Summary of Content: A reichsbanknote worth 100 marks. There are portraits of Hermes and Demeter, Greek gods with a decorative crest in the middle. The reserve side is of Germania holding a sword and shield.

Background Information: Robert "Bob" Stone was a Bombardier in World War II and served in the Pacific Front. This collection, along with a bound book was donated by his wife, Shelia Stone, ...was given to the Collection in 2017. It contains a variety of letters, postcards, patches, pins, photographs, and scrapbooks that relate to Bob's training and combat missions. See More


Historical Era: Progressive Era to New Era, 1900-1929

Subjects: Money

Sub Era: World War II

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