A German POW token, circular, the obverse features the denomination "50" in centre with legend above reading "WERT-MARKE" and "SENNELAGER" embossed below, the reverse is unmarked.
POW token currency for use in the Paderborn prison camp. Four major types were produced at the camp variously inscribed simply with denomination and "WERT-MARKE" "WERTH-MARKE" "SENNE" or "SENNELAGER". Metal tokens supplemented paper issues that also circulated in the over eighty German prisoner-of-war camps during the First World War.
Index card note: (Werth Marke). 50 Pfennig. Zinc.
Coin is located within coin cabinet 1 - 459A. The coin was previously allocated number 647.