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Title: 5 Marks
Date: 1904-10-31
Object Name: paper money
Classification: European
Credit Line: Collection of Nickle Galleries, University of Calgary Purchased with Funds from The Nickle Family Foundation
Issuing Authorities:
Mint: Europe, Berlin
Technique: printed
Medium: paper
Dimensions: Coin: 12 O'Clock (12 O'Clock) Overall: 7.9 x 12.4 cm (3 1/8 x 4 7/8 in.)
Subject/Image: Obverse: Crowned female figure seated left, Germania, with child
Subject/Image: Reverse: Dragon guarding treasure
Inscription: Obverse: Reichskassenschein Gesetz vom 30, April 1874 Fnnf Mark Berlin, den 31 Oktober 1904 Reichsschuldenverwaltung (Signatures)
Inscription: Reverse: Wer Reichskassenschein nachmacht oder verfSlscht oder nachgemachte oder verfSlschte sich verschafft und in Verkehr bringt, wird mit Zuchthaus nicht unter zwei Jahren bestraft 5 MARK Q.226878
Description: Germania left, crowned, with right hand holding shield on which a stylized eagle, and holding lance in left. Before her a naked seated child seen from behind, the child releases a dove bearing an olive branch from his extended right hand. To right on horizon the dragon prow of a Viking ship, in foreground symbols of industry and agriculture. Inscription above right with five signatures below/ Banner on which denomination. Behind banner a dragon biting banner and resting left foot on it. Dragon encircles tripod containing treasure with its left wind. Smoke issues right upwards from dragons mouth. Inscription in text box upper left regarding counterfeiting. Serial number Q.226878 in upper right and lower left. Purple stamp with eagle and 5's below.
Accession Number: NG.2011.17.1