Printed Money INDEX, 1918-27 Issues


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DENMARK                  GERMANY

Danish King Christian X

King Christian X
14.5.1912 - 20.4.1947

German President Friedrich Ebert

President Friedrich Ebert
11.2.1919 - 28.2.1925

Schleswig-Holstein Banknotes, 1918-27 Issues


  Sch_PUNL_L50a_1_Mark_ND1920_Auenbuell.jpg L.50a - L.50bIII   50 Pfennig 1920 Auenbuell
   K.332   50 Pfennig 1918 Broacker
  L.185   1 Mark 1920 Brunde
L.39   50 Pfennig 1920 Christianfeld
  Postcard   1920 Flensburg
  L.452 50 Pfennig ND Gravenstein
  L.69.5   10, 50 Pfennig 1920 Haderslev
L.606b 1 Mar 1920 Holnis
    L.824 50 Pfennig 1920 Lunderup
  L.868 50 Pfennig 1920 Moegel-Tondern
  L.163 50 Pfennig 1920 Rinkensis
   L1101a-b 50 Pfennig 1920 Rödding
  L.1138 1 Mark ND Satrap
L.170.4 10 Pfennig 1920 Schleswig City
  K.1210 50 Pfennig 1920 Sonderburg
    L.1293c - L.192.1 50 Pfennig
 1 Mark
1920 Tingleff
L.195 25 Pfennig 1920 Tondern
  L.1320 50 Pfennig 1920 1920 UK
L.UNL 10 Kroner 1927 Haderslev, Farmers Home Rule Ltd.


In 1864, Denmark ceded Schleswig (which the Danes call Slesvig) and
Holstein to Prussia and Austria (both came in 1866 to Prussia, and were
included in the unification of 1871).

The allocation of Holstein to Germany was never questioned by the Danes,
Schleswig was contested. Originally - in the middle ages - Danish land,
during the 16th to 18th century Schleswig and Holstein had a common history,
separate from and often in conflict with Denmark. The common parliament of
Schleswig-Holstein chose (lower) German as their official language, and a
considerable segment of the Schleswig population developed, over the
centuries, a Schleswig-Holsteinish / German identity, while a considerable
part of the peasantry, especially in the northern section of Schleswig, felt

Thus, the Schleswigers in the 19th century, were split in a camp with a
German, and a camp with a Danish identity (actually there is a third,
Northern Frisian camp). The treaty of 1864 foresaw the questioning of the
population of Northern Schleswig by plebiscite (if they wanted their land to
be part of Germany or Denmark); the Germans failed to hold that plebiscite.

After Germany lost WW I (in which Denmark took no part) that plebiscite
was enforced, only in parts of Schleswig. Two thirds of Schleswig remained
German, with the city which gave the area her name; the northern section was
separated and united with Denmark. The area remaining with Germany is called
Sønderjylland by the Danes; the German Bundesland Schleswig-Holstein
has a Danish minority, which is guaranteed a seat in the state legislature.

Our sincere thanks to WHKMLA for providing the above Schleswig-Holstein history.  


 Das Papiernotgeld von Schleswig-Holstein
und Hamburg 1914-1923,
Karl Lund   (out of print)


We gratefully acknowledge Beate Rauch of APC Paper Collect
 for providing most of the Plebiscite images shown above.
Please visit her site as she has an extensive stock of notgeld
and other world notes. Beate is also the most competitive
 source I know of for quality polyester banknote holders. 


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