1922 STADT BAMBERG 500 MARK CREDIT NOTE 33124

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Description

A middle grade example of this series of 500 Mark credit notes or Gütschein issued by the City of Bamberg in 1922.

The note has folds and some light soiling. No tears or pin holes are present however.  The note is a great collection filler and for sale at a very reasonable price.

Please see the pictures and judge for yourself.

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Design

1922 Bamberg / Notgeld / Gütschein
Period:   25.10.1922 until 03.05.1923
Dimensions:180×86 mm
Printer:   J. Nagengast Bamberg
Art work:  Hans Waltenberger (HW)
Mintage:   35 000
Watermark: Waves
Catalogue: Pick 190.2

Obverse:

Credit note City of Bamberg 33124

Embossing seal “Bamberger City Knights”

500 Mark 1922

Reverse: Picture of Old Court House and parts of Bamberg Cathedral

History

Bamberg is not only notable as a city where a vast number of U.S., troops were stationed after the war years, it is also home to one of Germany’s brewing oddities, smoked beer or Bamberg Rauchbier.It is a highly distinctive tasting beer.  The beer itself is made by taking malted barley and roasting it over a flame to impart the smoke flavors. Schlenkerla is probably the best known brand on the market for this flavor.  Beech wood is the preferred timber to get the required taste although oak has also been used..

For centuries malt was dried over open fires and as the process was improved the smoke was funneled away so as not to leave a smoky flavor. As techniques improved the smoke flavor was all but eliminated. Only in the forced smoking method used today in Bamberg can the taste of a long forgotten brewing art be enjoyed once again.

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