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Sequential pairs of bank notes from World War II are quite a collectible commodity. This pair have been preserved in great condition and make for a wonderful addition to any collection of Reichbank notes issued by the Third Reich.

Issued just prior to the outbreak of hostilities in Europe they have somehow managed to stay together through all the ensuing turbulent years. These notes both bear the stamp of the Third Reich.

Your chance to give them both a great home in your collection is now. These are superb Uncirculated bank notes.

Additional information



2 x Reichsbanknotes for Five Reichsmark each

1942 Treasury Note in UNC condition

1 August 1942 issue date

Rosenberg catalogue Ro 179b

140 x 70 mm

Obverse: German youth head

Reverse: Lion Monument in front of the Brunswick Cathedral ( in German known as Braunschweig Dom)


* Henry the Lion established the original foundation as a collegiate church, built between 1173 and 1195. Among the most important pieces on display in the church are a wooden crucifix by Master Imervard dating from the second half of the 12th century and one of very few huge bronze candlesticks with seven arms, dating from around the 1170s.

The construction of the church was disrupted several times during the various exiles of Henry the Lion, so that he and his consort Matilda, Duchess of Saxony, were both buried in an unfinished church. The limestone statues of them on their tomb in the nave are an idealised representation made a generation after their death, between 1230 and 1240. The cathedral was consecrated on December 29, 1226, dedicated to Saints Blaise, John the Baptist and Thomas Becket. In 1543, at the time of the Protestant Reformation, the City of Brunswick, in opposition to Duke Henry V of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel, joined the Schmalkaldic League, and the church came into Lutheran use. Its college was dissolved.

The Cathedral is also the burial place of Otto IV, Holy Roman Emperor (1175/76-1218) and Caroline of Brunswick, Queen Consort of George IV of the United Kingdom.

*taken from Wikipedia for educational purposes