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London, England, Bank of England, Operation Bernhard counterfeit 50 pounds, 20-3-1930, series 42N, c

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London, England, Bank of England, Operation Bernhard counterfeit 50 pounds, 20-3-1930, series 42N, c
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London, England, Bank of England, Operation Bernhard counterfeit 50 pounds, 20-3-1930, series 42N, certified WBG 40 Extremely Fine. SCWPM-331x. Serial 84391. A counterfeit note produced by Polish and Jewish prisoners held by the Nazis in the Sachsenhausen concentration camp during World War II. The Nazis' plan, called Operation Bernhard, was to drop counterfeit pounds over England by plane, destabilizing the British economy. However, this plan was scrapped in favor of using the notes to pay for much-needed supplies and spies. Towards the end of the war, the Nazis dumped the notes into lakes and rivers where some were recovered. XF note with some pinholes (typical for these notes) but an overall clean, white paper quality. WBG #0132959.