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09 May 2015

Litzmannstadt...A Chapter in German Monetary History (Book Review)

Library | Juno Moneta

In your never ending quest to seek out and learn about REALLY interesting world coins you may happen upon the tragic series of coins from the Lotz Ghetto of Litzmannstadt. Following the invasion of Poland (1939) by the forces of the 3rd Reich of Germany, the Nazis set up an illusion of a "self administered" Jewish enclave in an occupied Polish town. They did this by walling in a section of town in Litzmannstadt, which already had a robust Jewish population. They forced the poor inhabitants into forced labor while they slowly starved the elderly and the leaders. Those were the good times, because beginning in 1942 they started moving some of the Jews to the extermination camps.

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06 May 2015

Touring Nuremberg by Streetcar - Token (FREE Book download)

Library | Juno Moneta

I wrote a free book that examines 45 Nuremberg Streetcar tokens. These were issued in 1920, during the runaway inflation period of the Weimar Republic. This is a highly illustrated book that looks at the people, places and things that are highly regarded in Germany then and now. The book is enhanced with artwork, postcards and history of the subjects featured on these unique transportation related emergency coins. Direct link for viewing and download is:

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04 Apr 2015

Touring Nuremberg by Streetcar Token

Coins | Juno Moneta

I wrote this highly illustrated downloadable .pdf book to celebrate a collection of 45 tokens in the set. Shown in the cover photo is the obverse that appears on all the tokens. The reverse sides each depict a different architectural feature, historical place, or person famous in the arts and science related to their association to Nuremberg Germany. These were issued in 1920. The .pdf here is to view and save, contact me if you desire a larger version suitable for printing.

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