2 Heller Internment camp Katzenau

Features

Country Austria - Habsburg (POW camp / Lagergeld)
Emperor Franz Joseph I (1848-1916)
Type Token
Year 1916
Value 2 Heller (0.02)
Currency Krone (1914-1918)
Composition Zinc
Weight 3.1 g
Diameter 19.3 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
Demonetized Yes
References Men05# 12805.2
  • Peter Menzel; 2005. Deutschsprachige Notmünzen und Geldersatzmarken im In- und Ausland / Band 1. Ausgabeorte Aach bis Myszkowo (2nd edition). Münzhandel + Verlag Beate Strothotte, Gütersloh, Germany. ISBN 9783934777170.
  • Peter Menzel; 2005. Deutschsprachige Notmünzen und Geldersatzmarken im In- und Ausland / Band 2. Ausgabeorte Naabeck bis Zywiec; Unbekannte Ausgabeorte; Marken der deutschen Kriegsflotte (2nd edition). Münzhandel + Verlag Beate Strothotte, Gütersloh, Germany. ISBN 9783934777170.

Obverse

Imperial eagle with small Austria shield at centre, baroque frme, crown.

Lettering: K K INTERNIERTEN LAGER KATZENAU

Translation: Royal and Imperial Internment camp Katzenau

Reverse

Face value in a flower, date.

Lettering:
2
HELLER
1916

Edge

Smooth

Comments

In the current suburbs of Linz, Upper Austria, a camp was set up as soon as 1914 for Russian POW. It became an internment camp for civilians after 1915, mainly for Italians from the conflict area in South Tyrol, Trentino, for italian speaking Austrians and political prisoners of the double Monarchy.
https://austria-forum.org/af/AustriaWiki/Internierungslager_Katzenau

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Date VG F VF XF AU UNC
1916 

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