Banknotes

Banknotes

From description: “Official copy not reproduced” Good profit for a picture of banknote printed on a laser printer. By the way. If it’s “official copy”, on whose command was it produced and by whom? Jews or Germans?

They are very often posted on Internet auctions. These banknotes are described as banknotes from the Łódź or Warsaw ghetto. Usually dating from emission similar to times of World War II and their allegedly Jewish origins are supposed to provide fanciful stamps. This type of banknotes has never functioned as a mean of payment in the ghettos and they are a figment of conmans.

Sometimes it is possible to come across banknote reproduction about denomination of 5 marks 1940 from the State Securities Printing House (PWPW SA). PWPW to its production added information that it was a reproduction; however there are inventive wheeler-dealers who cut the bar with text and tried to sell this contemporary copy, as the original banknote, in the mint state. PWPW printed all banknotes with the same serial number, so even when the text bar will be cut, a visible serial number will remain (N 838159).