AUSTRIA, FREISTADT Prisoner of War Camp 1 krone, World War I


AUSTRIA, FREISTADT, Prisoner of War Camp, 1 krone, no date, Face: black on orange-tan, medallic head of Franz-Jozeph I, Back: black on orange-tan, double headed eagle, stiff white paper, 117x69mm, serie Nr. 6, C1365, few small rust spots, AU

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The general idea of prisons being to keep those people away from everyone else, the next question is are you going to let them engage in any kind of economy at all, or are you just going to run everything about their lives? If you let them have “real money” they will inevitably get the guards to engage in corrupt activities, so, institutional money that can’t be used anywhere else. The denominations on these chits bore no relation to normal money.