50 Pfennig

50 Pfennig -  obverse50 Pfennig -  reverse

© ALAMIR

Features

Country City of Rudolstadt (Thuringia) (Federal state of Thuringia)
Type Local banknote
Year 1921
Value 50 Pfennig (0.50)
Currency Mark (notgeld, 1914-1924)
Composition Paper
Size 88 × 62 mm
Shape Rectangular
Demonetized 01-01-1922
Number N# 221225
Numista (https://numista.com)
References DeNG 1/2# 1146.1a-5/10
Hans-Ludwig Grabowski, Manfred Mehl, Arnold Keller; 2003. Deutsches Notgeld / Band 1-2. Deutsche Serienscheine von 1918-1922. Gietl Verlag, Regenstauf, Germany.

Obverse

Grey panels left and right with denomination in yellow.
Green wreath in center surrounds a picture of
the bell foundry. Banner and city coat of arms across bottom.

Lettering:
50Pfg 50Pfg
HISTOR-GLOCKENGIESSEREI
Dieser Schein verliert seine Gültigkeit
am 1. Jan 1922 Der Stadtrat (signature)
GUTSCHEIN DER STADT RUDOLSTADT
Lorach & Nachbar, Rudolstadt

Translation:
50Pfg 50Pfg
HISTORIC BELL FOUNDRY
This certificate is no longer valid
on Jan 1, 1922 The City Council (signature)
VOUCHER OF THE CITY OF RUDOLSTADT
Lorach & Nachbar, Rudolstadt

Reverse

Grey panels left and right with bells in top corners,
yellow wheat and denomination in bottom corners.
Center panel is a green circle with quote from Schiller's
Das Lied Von der Glocke around a picture of a tower and
town in flames. Serial number at bottom

Lettering:
ANNO 1799
HÖRT IHRS WIMMERN HOCH VOM TURM?
DAS IST STURM
50Pfg 50Pfg

Translation:
ANNO 1799
FROM THE TOWER HEAR THE WAIL:
'TIS THE GALE!
50Pfg 50Pfg

Comments

Song of the Bell in English:
https://www.bartleby.com/177/46.html

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Date VG F VF XF AU UNC
1921 

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