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Robert L. Ochsenhirt Collection of German and Eastern European currency

 Collection
Identifier: SC 01623

Scope and Contents

Collection 15 of German and Eastern Front bank notes. Of note are specific locations for some of the notes which include a note from the period of the Russo-Japanese War and the First Russian revolution in 1905, a Ukrainian bank note issued by the short lived Ukrainian People's Republic in 1918, and a Bulgarian bank note which dates from the first decade of communist rule in Bulgaria. The notes illustrate the tumultuous history of economics for this area and show the severity of the hyperinflation in Germany and surrounding Eastern parts of Europe in the early 20th Century. A complete list of the 15 notes is as follows: Deutsche Reichsbank, 10,000 Mark note, 1922 Deutsche Reichsbank, 10,000 Mark note, 1922 Deutsche Reichsbank, 1,000 Mark note (after 1910) Deutsche Reichsbank, 100 Mark note (after 1910) Deutsche Reichsbank, 100 Mark note, 1908 Deutsche Reichsbank, 100 Mark note, 1920 Deutsche Reichsbank, 100 Mark note, 1920 Reichsschuldenverwaltung, Reichskassenschein, 5 Marks (1904) Reichsschuldenverwaltung, Reichskassenschein, 5 Marks (1904) Deutsche Reichsbank, 20 Mark note (after 1910) Deutsche Reichsbank, 50 Mark notes (after 1910) Gutschein der Gemeinde Weisskirchen (Austria), 20 Heller (1920) Russian Empire, 3 ruble note (1905) Ukrainian People's Republic, 50 karbovantsiv note (1918) People's republic of Bulgaria, 3 lev note (1951)

Dates

  • 1904-1951

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open to all researchers. Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations, such as the Virginia Public Records Act (Code of Virginia. § 42.1-76-91); and the Virginia Freedom of Information Act (Code of Virginia § 2.2-3705.5). Confidential material may include, but is not limited to, educational, medical, and personnel records. If sensitive material is found in this collection, please contact a staff member immediately. The disclosure of personally identifiable information pertaining to a living individual may have legal consequences for which the College of William and Mary assumes no responsibility.

Conditions Governing Use

Before publishing quotations or excerpts from any materials, permission must be obtained from the Curator of Manuscripts and Rare Books, and the holder of the copyright, if not Swem Library.

Extent

0.02 Linear Feet

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Robert L. Ochsenhirt, 2019.
Title
Guide to the Robert L. Ochsenhirt Collection of German and Eastern European currency
Author
Christina R. Luers, CA
Date
2019-03-05
Description rules
dacs
Language of description
English

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Research Center Repository

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