TWIN FIELD STAMPS ON REVERSE
The war which has raged across Europe for almost 6 years is quickly coming to an end. Germany is slowly being squeezed between the pincers of the advancing Soviet Red Army, the U.S. First Army and the endless waves of aerial bombardment by allied bombers. History was being made and written daily. It was a massive period of change and upheaval.
Mobile banking arms of the Third Reich issued currency in the field to its troops via the Reichskreditkassen (Reich Credit Offices) to ensure an ongoing currency supply for its people in newly occupied areas.
This banknote was one such from this period and bears two field stamps on the reverse for the 12th SS Panzer Division Hitlerjugend or “Hitler Youth” as well as 25th SS Waffen Grenadier Division of the SS Hunyadi.
A fantastic example here and beautifully preserved in approximately Extra Fine condition. Very light creasing and light discoloration on right hand border.