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Danish occupation currency, 5 kroner

Object | Accession Number: 2008.83.4

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    Danish occupation currency, 5 kroner


    Brief Narrative
    Occupation currency, valued at 5 kroner, issued in Denmark by the German occupation regime in 1942. Denmark was occupied by Germany from April 9, 1940, to May 5, 1945.
    issue:  1942
    issue: Denmark
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Niels Bach
    front center, brown ink : fœdrelandet / for danmarks Ӕre•frihed•og•ret
    front lower center, right and left, brown ink : 2 illegible signatures
    front center left, serial number, black ink: no. 40493
    front center right, series number, black ink : serie a 1942

    Physical Details

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    Physical Description
    Rectangular paper currency. On recto, a green background with white text with a blue decorative border with the numerical denomination 5 in red square on point, in lower right corner. In the upper left corner is medallion with a bust of a male soldier in black. Below the medallion is a lightning bolt design in red. There is a sailing vessel depicted in red at the upper right. On verso, a red decorative motif with blue text and 9 medallions arranged in a diamond pattern. Two of the medallions represent the denomination; 7 are of various insignia, chiefly Nazi party symbols.
    overall: Height: 3.560 inches (9.042 cm) | Width: 5.000 inches (12.7 cm)
    overall : paper, ink

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    Administrative Notes

    The occupation currency was donated to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in 2008 by Niels Bach.
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    2022-07-28 18:26:06
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