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Allied Military Authority currency, 2 schilling, for use in Austria inscribed by an American soldier

Object | Accession Number: 2013.483.8

Allied Military currency, two (zwei) schilling, for use in Austria, acquired by John Phillips, a soldier in the postwar United States Army of Occupation in Austria and Germany from April 1946 - January 1947. The value 20 cents is handwritten in the corners. Military currency or occupation money was produced for use by military personnel in occupied territories. The notes for different currencies: lire, francs, kroner, marks, schillings, and yen, had similar designs for ease of production. Phillips served in the US Army from June 1945 to January 1947, with the 222nd Infantry, 42nd Infantry Division, Cannon Company, 5th Infantry Division, and F Company, 16th Infantry Regiment, 1st Infantry Division.

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United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Cristy L. Phillips
Record last modified: 2023-06-02 15:14:15
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