Some of you may know that I am something of an amateur money collector. Not in the investment sense, in the banknote sense. I enjoy banknotes, the more unusual the better.
I have recently become reacquainted with some of my possessions – many of which I haven’t seen since this divorce process began about two years ago. Among these possessions, stuffed haphazardly in a book were some very interesting banknotes from Germany.
I have two 1000 Reichsbanknotes, one from 21 April, 1910:
The other from 15 September, 1922:
The bills are fascinating, demonstrating that the trend toward Blackletter typefaces and militaristic eagles predate both the Nazis and World War II.
I also have a 500 Reichsbanknote from 27 March 1922:
And a 20 Reichsbanknote from 20 February 1918:
While these bank notes do not represent my entire collection, they do represent the oldest of the notes in my possession. I have some older Canadian bills, including a $20 note with the King on it, and Canadian $1, $2 and $5 dollar notes of various designs and vintage.
And I haven’t even got my entire coin collection back yet…