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CoinWorldTV1923, Westphalia. Emergeny Coinage. 5 Million Mark Coin Condition: VF Mint Year: 1923 Denomination: 5 Million Mark Material: Bronze (traces of gold plating) Diameter: 44mm Weight: 33.46gm Obverse: Head of Minister vom Stein left. Gothic legend around. Legend: MINISTER VOM STEIN 1751-1831 DEUTSCHLANDS MINISTER IN SCHWERER ZEIT Translated: "Minister Vom Stein, Germany's leader in More Difficult Times" Reverse: Rearing horse in center, value (5 Millionen Mark) below horse. Legend: NOTGELD DER PROVINZ WESTFALEN 1923 Translated: "Emergency Currency of the Westphalia Porvince" The Prussian Province of Westphalia (Westfalen) struck some of Germany´s most spectacular emergency coins as the Mark made lurching progress into a classic hyper-inflation betweeen 1921 and 1924. As German numismatist Fritz Reissner pointed out in 1940, the intent of the issues was not to provide a circulating coinage but create a numismatic memorial to one of the darkest periods in German history up to that time. Military defeat, foreign occupation of the industrial Ruhr and Inflation were made daily news. The Westphalia pieces have beeen enthusiastically collected for more than 85 years. Authenticity unconditionally guaranteed. Bid with confidence! The Province of Westphalia (German: Provinz Westfalen) was a province of the Kingdom of Prussia and the Free State of Prussia from 1815-1946. Napoleon Bonaparte founded the Kingdom of Westphalia, which was a client state of the First French Empire from 1807-13. This state only shared the name with the historical region, containing mostly Hessian and Eastphalian regions and only a relatively small part of the region of Westphalia. Although Prussia had long owned territory in Westphalia, King Frederick William III had preferred to incorporate the Kingdom of Saxony first. It was not until the Congress of Vienna in 1815 that the Province of Westphalia came into being. The province was formed from several different territories: regions in Westphalia under Prussian rule since before 1800 (the Principality of Minden and the counties of Mark, Ravensberg and Tecklenburg) the Bishopric of Münster and Bishopric of Paderborn, acquired by Prussia from 1802–03 the small county of Limburg, acquired in 1808 the Duchy of Westphalia, placed under Prussian rule after the Congress of Vienna. The northernmost portions of the duchy, including the town of Osnabrück, became parts of the states of Hanover and Oldenburg. the Sayn-Wittgensteiner principalities of Hohenstein and Berleburg, along with the principality of Nassau-Siegen (in 1817) In 1816, the district of Essen was transferred to the Rhine Province. After the end of World War II, the province was merged with the northern half of the Rhine Province to form the German state of North Rhine-Westphalia in 1946, with the addition of the former state of Lippe in 1947. Only 1$ shipping on each additional item purcheased!