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From 1914 to 1918, more than seventy million military personnel around the global fought in World War I. Often referred to as the Great War or the War to End All Wars, economic superpowers around the world were drawn into two powerful alliances: the Allies and the Central Powers. This collection of six World War I-era banknotes of German and Russian issue includes a Certificate of Authenticity from the American Numismatic Association.
The shot heard 'round the world
Triggered by the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria, heir to the throne of Austria-Hungary, the world spiraled into war within a few short weeks. Combining old alliances with new, the Allies and the Central Powers went on to fight one of the deadliest conflict in history with more than sixteen million military personnel and civilians killed. The Treaty of Versailles, the most important peace treaty ending World War I, was signed on the five-year anniversary of the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand.
This currency collection includes the following six banknote denominations from the First World War era: GERMAN IMPERIAL ISSUES: 100 mark (P-33/34) 1000 mark (P-44) GERMAN NOTGELD AND KRIEGSGELD: 50 Pfennige (Kriegsgeld) 50 Pfennige (Bad Kreuznach Notgeld) RUSSIAN TSARIST ISSUE: 5 rubles (P-10) 10 rubles (P-11)
A Certificate of Authenticity for your pieces of history
This special collection includes a Certificate of Authenticity from American Numismatic Association. The currency is housed in protective sleeves that allow front and back viewing of each banknote and is enclosed with the certificate in a brown leatherette folio that features the gold title "Banknotes of History Genuine World Currency" on its cover.
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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.