Money Thursday July 31, 2008, 2 comments

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:

1000 Reichsbanknote

The other from 15 September, 1922:

1000 Reichsbanknote

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:

1000 Reichsbanknote

And a 20 Reichsbanknote from 20 February 1918:

1000 Reichsbanknote

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…


Comments

Sumedh Thursday July 31, 2008


Fascinating! Nice collection!

Daniel Black Friday August 1, 2008


Nice, nice. U.S. currency has taken entirely too long to embrace color, and we have yet to do so well.

I commiserate with you on the divorce. I’m three years after mine, and…well, it’s not difficult in the ways I expected, but it is in others.

Cheers, and nice to see you active again. Trying to pull it together myself.

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