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Why purchase this "Shot Heard Round the World" Banknote Collection?
In Europe, the phrase "Shot Heard Round the World" is associated with the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria, heir to the Austro-Hungarian throne, in Sarajevo on June 28, 1914. This event is recorded in history as the catalyst for one of the world's most deadly conflicts, the Great War, World War I. At the war's conclusion in 1918, the German, Austro-Hungarian, Russian, and Ottoman empires had all collapsed. This collection of banknotes represents six types of currency circulated during the war, some of which were the last to be issued by the empires of Germany and Russia.
Distinctive Banknote Collection
This spectacular set includes German Imperial banknotes in 100 mark and 1000 mark denominations, a German Kriegsgeld 50 Pfennigs note, a German Bad Kreuznach Notgeld 50 Pfennigs note, and two notes of Russian Tsarist issue with face values of 5 rubles and 10 rubles.
Elegant Album with Certificate of Authenticity
The 6 Banknote Shot Heard Round the World Collection is presented in an album featuring a narrative summarizing the causes of the Great War and its devastating conclusion, along with short descriptions of each of the notes, detailing their imagery and symbolism. This impressive album includes an American Numismatic Association Certificate of Authenticity, which guarantees that each note in the collection is of genuine German or Russian issue, in circulation during the First World War.
This beautiful set of European Banknotes from the Great War will make a sensational addition to your collection!
On November 11, 1918 an agreement ending World War I was signed and went into effect on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month. The U.S., Canada, and other countries pay tribute to the men and women who bravely fought in major military conflicts with a diverse range of commemorative coins.