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Object ID

2014.1.321

Object Name

Forgery

Date

6-7-1937

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Description

White paper with a texturized background. "Bank of England" printed in elaborate font on the top, with a picture of a seated woman. Image is in an emblazoned circle with a crown at the top. Note is for 20 pounds and is dated 1937 June 7, London. There is a signature in the lower right corner for the Chief Cashier.

Information Provided by Michael D. Bulmash: Forgery of English 20 pound note with signature of K.O. Peppiatt. The codename Operation Bernhard was based on a plan to destabilize the British economy by flooding the country with counterfeit notes. A counterfeiting team of 142 inmates of the KL Sachsenhausen under the leadership of SS Major Bernard Kruger, after whom the operation was named, was employed for this project.

Dimensions

5 x 8 1/2"

Keywords

Bank of England, pound, Peppiatt, Operation Bernhard, Forgery, Counterfeit

Forgery of English 20 Pound Note: Operation Bernhard

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