A delightful example of this rarer type of emergency money banknote. Apart from one small dog ear crease it is near perfect and a great piece of numismatics history.
The word “Darlehnskassenschein”, when broken down, is in fact Loans Certificate of Deposit.
This small denomination banknote was issued in East Posen which was a district of Prussia. In the modern world the area is known as Poland.
These notes were issued by the German Armed Forces in the occupied countries to the east to take control of the banking after they had disassembled the internal banking structures of the countries they had occupied.
The note is one of the more highly sought after. Not only for its low denomination but for the fact that good examples such as this are at a collectors premium. As with all emergency money or notgeld as it is referred to, the lower the number of examples released the more value it has.
Here at Noteworthy Collectibles you can find an array of these rarer notes issued around this time in Rubels as well as Marks.