Germany L&G Kredit Karte
1.5mm band on 4mm silver strip !!
NO serial number but coded
From just a small handful of cards needed for these internal trials, an even smaller amount were not required to be serial numbered, or perhaps removed prior to numbering. This example is different from the “normal” Kredit Karte, in that the silver strip is 4mm, not 3mm like normal. Extremely rare.
The reverse of these cards has machine score grooves along the edge of the optical stripe. Why? Who can tell us now?
Toward the end of the Frankfurt trials some preparation was begun for further trials. Cards with thermal band were investigated, with a 92 unit trial printed as a specimen. This was followed by some internal trials of Kredit and Debit (40 unit and 80 unit) cards, but the Frankfurt trial ends with the selection of Siemens Chip cards chosen for the National phonecard telephone network.
For more detailed information on L&G Germany please see the website: Optical-Cards
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