Last week Dave Kellogg asked:
Could you or your readers point me to some information about the Austrian equivalent of German "Notgeld"? A friend whose grandparents immigrated from Europe discovered a pocketbook filled with these coupons.
At my request Dave provided images of some of his notes. He adds:
I am calling these "Notgeld" because I have heard that term used to describe German emergency money. These seem to come from Austria and may be called something else. The 50 Heller bill (or coupon) measures 4.5 by 2.75 inches. The 20 Heller is slightly smaller: 4.3 x 2.3.
Loren Gatch writes:
I'd recommend the following website: www.jetons-monnaie.net/
. It's in French, but does translate into English. There's an extensive collection of Austrian (Autriche) Notgeld (Monnaie de Necessite) listed there. Not a lot of background description, but the site may help identify notes.
Great web site! Thanks for the reference. -Editor
Wayne Homren, Editor
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