Post your Emergency Issue coins and notes

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  1. ffrickey

    ffrickey Junior Member

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  3. ffrickey

    ffrickey Junior Member

    ... and here's my Westfälisch 50 million mark coin from 1923, during the German Great Inflation. I remember my German prof in college telling us how he got paid twice daily at this time, so he could run out and spend the money before it de DE50MioMk1923vomStein.jpg valued further.
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  4. ffrickey

    ffrickey Junior Member

    Tunisian Bon pour 1 Franc 1921 TNBon1Franc1921small.jpg
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  5. ffrickey

    ffrickey Junior Member

    Here are 2 Decimes of Strasbourg provisional coinage: 1814 - Napoleon, and 1815 - Louis FRDecime1814BBNap.jpg FRDecime1815L.jpg
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  6. Mountain Man

    Mountain Man Well-Known Member

    Both were issued for those areas (Hawaii, brown seal and print, North Africa just a yellow seal) so that if the enemy took control of the area, the US currency could easily be devalued.
  7. chuckylucky5

    chuckylucky5 Member

    Here are a few Siege coins:

    Colombia (Santa Marta) (Royalist Siege Coinage) 1820
    Colombia Santa Marta Siege Obv.jpg Colombia Santa Marta Siege Rev.jpg
    Central Asia (Kuruzwan City) (Siege Coinage) ND (Jun-Jul 1221) (Siege of the City by Genghis Khan)
    Central Asia Kuruzwan City Obv.jpg Central Asia Kuruzwan City Rev.jpg
    Colombia (Pre-Republican - Cartagena) (Siege Coinage) ND (1811)
    Colombia Cartagena Siege Obv.jpg Colombia Cartagena Siege Rev.jpg
    French Siege of Mainz 1793
    France Siege of Mainz Obv.jpg France Ssiege of Mainz Rev.jpg
    Germany Ulm City Struck during the siege of the Imperial armies in the War of the Spanish Succession. 1 Gulden (Klippe) 1704
    Germany Siege of Ulm Obv.jpg Germany Siege of Ulm Rev.jpg
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  8. Hello, here some of my German "Notgeld"
    10 Pfennig Hamm 1919 a - Kopie.JPG 10 Pfennig Hamm 1919 b - Kopie.JPG 10 Pfennig Mainz 1917 a - Kopie.JPG 10 Pfennig Mainz 1917 b - Kopie.JPG 10 Pfennig Wattenscheid 1920 a - Kopie.JPG Hello 10 Pfennig Wattenscheid 1920 c - Kopie.JPG

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  9. lordmarcovan

    lordmarcovan Eclectic & odd Moderator

    Is that iron, or zinc? Nicely preserved, either way.

    I guess these were "emegency" coins of a sort...

    Ireland: brass "gunmoney" halfcrown, July, 1690; struck during the Williamite-Jacobite War
    (PCGS AU53)

    Belgium (Austrian Netherlands): copper 2 liards (2 Oorden); Insurrection coinage, 1790

    (NGC MS63 BN)
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  10. lordmarcovan

    lordmarcovan Eclectic & odd Moderator

    Both had to do with WW2, obviously. I guess they did that so that the bills could be more easily demonetized if they fell into enemy hands? I don't remember, but the folks on the Paper Money forum could quickly answer that.

    Think about if the Japanese had taken Hawaii. In the Philippines, they dumped a lot of silver coins into Manila Bay when the Japanese invaded, to prevent their capture.
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  11. Cheech9712

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  12. talerman

    talerman Well-Known Member

    Germany JULICH Uniface 12 Stuber Siege Klippe 1621 (overstruck on teston of Johann Reinhard I of Hanau-Lichtenberg)

    A Dutch garrison under Frederik Pithan (FP monogram on coin) was besieged from 5 September 1621 until their surrender on 3 February 1622 by Spanish troops under Ambrosio Spinola and Heinrich, Count of Berg.

    Julich 12 Stuber Uniface Siege Klippe 1621.jpg
  13. Joshua Lemons

    Joshua Lemons Active Member

    Just added this coin today. City of Duren, Funck# 105. 25 pfennig. Polish_20200406_104002902.jpg Polish_20200406_103926607.jpg
  14. Seattlite86

    Seattlite86 Outspoken Member

  15. Joshua Lemons

    Joshua Lemons Active Member

    Ok, one more I received today. Syria, piastre, KM# 77. WWII emergency issue. Quite simple in design, but effective. Polish_20200406_234009854.jpg Polish_20200406_233917345.jpg
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  16. Oldhoopster

    Oldhoopster It seemed like a good idea at the time.

    Here is a set of porcelain medals from Ulm which many include in the notgeld category. These medals show older coins from Ulm. It's interesting that one of them is the same as the coin posted by @chuckylucky5 on

    So does that make an emergency notgeld issue of an emergency issue? ;)

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  17. chuckylucky5

    chuckylucky5 Member

    The porcelain medals simply are a representation of the original coins. They are not the original coins, therefore they are not emergency issue coins. The coin I posted is an original emergency issue coin.
  18. chuckylucky5

    chuckylucky5 Member

    Or perhaps you were just doing a "tongue in cheek" reference. ;)
  19. Oldhoopster

    Oldhoopster It seemed like a good idea at the time.

    Just to clarify

    Some members have posted Weimar notgeld pieces on this thread as examples of emergency money, including some porcelain examples. While some porcelain pieces have a denomination, it's debatable if they ever circulated. There were also porcelain medals issued during this time period by cities and stadts. While technically these aren't notgeld like some of the metal pieces, a lot of collectors include these under the broad "Notgeld Umbrella" (I do as well)

    I found it interesting that the Ulm emergency coin you posted is represented in this medal set from the Weimar notgeld period. Maybe something about history repeating itself? ;)
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  20. talerman

    talerman Well-Known Member

    Netherlands BREDA

    A direct fief of the Holy Roman Emperor, Breda came into the possession of the House of Nassau in the 15th century, whose most famous member is William of Orange, leader of the Dutch Revolt. The Compromise of Breda, a 1566 petition by Dutch nobles to the Spanish Regent, is often seen as the starting point of the Dutch Revolt and the 80 Years' War. They asked that the Inquisition and the enforcement of the placards against heresy be suspended. They also urged the convening of the States-General so that "better legislation" could be devised to address the matter. A turbulent period in Breda's history followed.

    Breda was confiscated by the Spaniards in 1567 but William of Orange regained it after a siege in 1577. Breda was captured by the Spaniards again in 1581 and recaptured by the Dutch in 1590. The Spanish under Spinola laid siege to the city again in July 1624 and Breda under Justin de Nassau surrendered on 5 July 1625. The city was recaptured by Frederick Henry, Prince of Orange, in 1637 and in 1648 it was finally ceded to the Dutch Republic by the Treaty of Westphalia.

    A little coin from the 1625 siege:

    BREDA Uniface Copper Siege 1 Stuiver (Sol) Klippe 1625

    Breda Uniface 1 Sol Stuiver Siege Klippe 1625 929.jpg
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  21. Seattlite86

    Seattlite86 Outspoken Member

    Referencing the Napoleonic Wars from 1803-1815, Denmark was originally allied with Norway, and tried to remain neutral. It had the unfortunate geostrategic location, locsted between the Baltic and North seas. Denmark was under great pressure from Russia and France to use its fleet in support of Napoleon. England thought Denmark was going to close the Baltic Sea. England bombarded Copenhagen in 1807 and captured most of the Dano-Norwegisn fleet. This ultimately pushed Denmark to ally with France. Eventually, the costs pf war caught up and in1813, Denmark went bankrupt. In 1814, the government issued these bank tokens that were good for 16 Skilling, or 1/6 Daler. Edit: same coin, just multiple photos.
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