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London, Great Britain, Bank of England, Operation Bernhard counterfeit 20 pounds, 20-8-1934, block 4

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London, Great Britain, Bank of England, Operation Bernhard counterfeit 20 pounds, 20-8-1934, block 4
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London, Great Britain, Bank of England, Operation Bernhard counterfeit 20 pounds, 20-8-1934, block 48 / M, serial 85080, LCG About New 53PPQ, ex-Rickey. SCWPM-337ax. A counterfeit note produced by Polish and Jewish prisoners held by the Nazis in the Sachsenhausen concentration camp during World War II. Prisoners produced notes in quantity and went so far as to handle and dirty them to simulate circulation. Towards the end of the war, the Nazis dumped the notes into lakes and rivers where some were recovered. Choice example of an Operation Bernhard note with minor handling around the edges but no folds going into the interior of the note, plenty of paper wrinkling from the production process, small notch along right side (as made) to mark the denomination. Pedigreed to the Rickey Collection (stated on label). LCG #80821930.