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Protectorate of Bohemia and Moravia, 100 kronen note, issued in German occupied Czechoslovakia

Object | Accession Number: 1994.17.4

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    Protectorate of Bohemia and Moravia, 100 kronen note, issued in German occupied Czechoslovakia

    Overview

    Brief Narrative
    Occupation currency note, valued at 100 kronen, issued in the Protectorate of Bohemia and Moravia in 1940. Germany occupied these Czech provinces in March 1939, and created the Protectorate of Bohemia and Moravia as part of the Greater German Reich. The Czech garrison town of Theresienstadt (Terezin) was located within the Protectorate near the extended German border.
    Date
    issue:  1940 August 20
    Geography
    issue: Bohemia and Moravia (Protectorate, 1939-1945)
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Helene Weisenberg
    Markings
    front top border, orante text, printed in blue ink : Protektorat Böhmen und Mähren / Protektorát Čechy a Morava
    front left bottom border, printed in blue ink : Diefe nach Regierungsverordnung vom 28. Septem- / ber 1938. Sig.Nr.202.ausgegebene Staatsnote gilt / hundert kronen. / Prag, den 20. August 1940
    front right bottom border, printed in blue ink : Tato státovka vydaná podle vládního naří- / zeni ze dne 28.září 1938, č.202 Sb.,platí / sto korun. / V Praze dne 20.srpna 1940.
    serial number, front , lower left corner above denomination, printed in red ink : 313663
    series number, front upper left corner under shield, printed in red ink: S. 34B
    back, repeated : HUNDERT•KRONEN and 100•STO•KORUN•100.
    Contributor
    Issuer: Protectorate of Bohemia and Moravia

    Physical Details

    Language
    German Czech
    Classification
    Exchange Media
    Category
    Money
    Physical Description
    Rectangular offwhite paper currency. Face has a blue border with text and numeric denominations in each corner and floral designs on the vertical sides. In the center of the border is an image of Prague, depicting the Prague Castle, the Charles Bridge, and the Vltava River. In the right foreground is a statue on a pedestal of a knight in armor, holding a sword and a crest. To the left, in the upper corner, is a red shield with a white lion facing right. Under the shield is a series number in red ink. In the lower left hand corner of the note is the denomination in blue, above the denomination is the serial number and text in red. The back has a blue background comprised of a two-tone blue flower design with six petals, with a blue geometric border. There is a rectangular section within the flower design that has a blue geometric background and a blue border with repeating text of the name of the protectorate in both German and Czech. There is also text in blue in the center of the rectangular section. There are numeric denominations at the right top and bottom corners of the note.
    Dimensions
    overall: Height: 3.250 inches (8.255 cm) | Width: 6.625 inches (16.827 cm)
    Materials
    overall : paper, ink

    Rights & Restrictions

    Conditions on Access
    No restrictions on access
    Conditions on Use
    No restrictions on use

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    Administrative Notes

    Provenance
    The occupation currency was donated to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in 1994 by Helen Weisenberg.
    Record last modified:
    2022-07-28 18:22:25
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