Mauthausen Concentration Camp 0.5 RM

Oct19~09

Mauthausen was located in Austria at the site of a large quarry.  It was a very brutal camp requiring prisoners to carry heavy stones up 186 stairs.  Scrip was issued in two types.  Type 1 reads Konzentrationslager-Mauthausen on the first line and type 2 is the usual format for a Pramienschein note.  There are four denominations .50, 1, 2, and 5 RM.  Notes from this camp are very scarce.  The 0.5 was previously reported as unconfirmed, however a low grade example has been found.

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