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5 million mark gold coin issued as emergency currency in Weimar Germany

Object | Accession Number: 2004.217.2

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    5 million mark gold coin issued as emergency currency in Weimar Germany

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    Brief Narrative
    5 million mark gold colored coin supposedly issued during a period of runaway inflation by the province of Westphalia in Germany in 1923. It features the profile portrait of Prussian statesman and minister Baron vom Stein (1757-1831) and the White Horse of Westphalia.
    issue:  1923
    issue: Westphalia (Germany)
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Joel Forman
    obverse, along rim,embossed : • Minister vom Stein • Deutschlands Führer in Schwerer Zeit 1757-1831 [• Minister vom Stein • Germany's Leader in More Difficult Times 1757-1831]
    reverse, embossed : 5 Millionen / Mark
    reverse, along rim, embossed : • 1923 •
    reverse, along rim, embossed : Notgeld der Provinz Westfalen [Emergency Money of the Province of Westphalia]

    Physical Details

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    Coins (lcsh)
    Physical Description
    Circular, gold colored metal coin with a narrow rim and plain edge. The obverse has an embossed left profile portrait of a man, Minister Baron vom Stein, with a bald crown and short hair with German Fraktur text along the rim. The reverse is embossed with a rearing horse, the White Horse of Westphalia; below are the denomination, 5 million, and year, 1923. Around the rim is German Fraktur text.
    overall: | Depth: 0.125 inches (0.318 cm) | Diameter: 1.750 inches (4.445 cm)
    overall : metal

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    Administrative Notes

    The coin was donated to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in 2004 by Joel Forman.
    Funding Note
    The cataloging of this artifact has been supported by a grant from the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany.
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    2024-02-01 09:07:14
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