The other side features and Eagle with an “S” on its chest, signifying Sigismund I, King of Poland, along with Albrecht’s abbreviated name and titles. The Archbishopric of Trier was one of the most powerful in Germany. He helped chose Joseph I as the successor to Leopold the Hogmouth as Holy Roman Emperor.The position held special privileges as it was one of only seven electors who chose the Holy Roman Emperor and controlled the territory between France and the Rhine. He ruled during a difficult period of time for Trier.
At her feet are symbols of industry, farming and commerce, while three battle ships steam by.
The over-sized note is 207mm x 102 mm (8.25” x 4”) and includes a watermark of German Emperor Wilhelm I.
The blue 20 Mark featured a German Eagle at the upper right and measures 136x90mm.
The pink and green 50 Mark note has the head of Germania at the upper right and left corners. A totally new and very impressive 100 Mark note was released.
In 1909 Germany introduced the nickel 25 Pfennig coin.