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Dieselpunk Reichsmark Microsoft Money Icon

This is an old-fashioned nickel and steel icon designed to appeal to the steampunk or dieselpunk mind, I suggest it might be a useful replacement for a Microsoft Money Icon you might have on your desktop - you can of course use it for anything you wish.

This is not steampunk and no artistic effort has gone into creating it - just a little cleaning up, bevelling, a shadow, an increase in contrast and sharpening. Some things are just good at being icons, so I had to have it as part of my icon collection. Some images may be good, bad, evil or saintly but if they are iconic then they often fit the bill as icons on your desktop. No need to mention the link between the two evil empires.

Part of a set, this icon is eminently usable on windows/ Mac OS/X / Linux &c. Download at the top of this page.


This PNG is larger and has more detail so that you can resize if you wish or use "as-is". I will be creating .ICO and .ICNS icons from this later.

Here is just one more over 180 steampunk icons that I have created over the last 180 days (one a day for the next half a year!) that will leave your Windows or Mac desktop looking absolutely spiffing. There is a whole set of the little thingies and I must say they do look very steampunk indeed! They really are a suitable replacement for the boring old default icons that come with Rocketdock/ObjectDock &c.

This icon and the others like it will spruce up your desktop and give it a bit of Victorian class. Compatible with MobyDock, ObjectDock, RK Launcher, and your default Windows icons. Inspired by Samantha Wright's British Library Icons.

To View: - You can see all my icons by clicking here:…

To Download : - I have created a couple of steampunk icon sets but you can download the main one here:…

If you want any new icons then just ask! I am always open to new (or old) ideas - please leave a comment, these icons are quite hard to do and a nice comment makes my day.

Rocketdock Installation: In the rocketdock folder there is a subfolder called icons. Move these icons into that folder or create a subfolder called steampunk icons and copy them in there. Then you simply change each of your individual icon images to any one of these. Easy enough.

The only condition for downloading and using is that you leave feedback. Please leave a message and rate the icons as it is the only payment I get for creating this small desktop addition :D

You may use any of my images in your own creations but commercially only with my permission. In all cases I require a credit to the original artist using my name or pseudonym and a link to my own site.

Thanks! Do enjoy the icon.
Download at the top, that's it, just there. Ooh yes, that's lovely, thankyou.
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chop007's avatar
I love that German Eagle, the best, most stylish and proud looking eagle ever. My ancestors where German, going way back. I cannot find my grandfathers coin collection but still have his Iron Cross, Hitler himself pinned it on my grandfather. Oh well, to the victor go the spoils I guess. Thanks for bringing back the memories,awesome eagle.
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That Eagle pre-dates the Nazis and the obverse of that coin is a tree I think. Even later Nazi coins do not have Hitler on the obverse side, instead having Hindenburg. the later Nazi Eagle is much more oppressive and evil. Both however, are symbols of power long gone, and for the best. My Grandfather fought in the Home Guard - for the other side of course!
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Awesome, classic, my grandfather on my mothers side also fought for the other team, he was a pilot. It is cool how far the world has come since then, so glad those idiots didn't win. It was just a pity so many people where indoctrinated and killed. Anyways, true, about the Eagle, it also has a place in Greek and later Roman symbolism. Keep well bro and thanks again.
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which symbol would you prefer to live under, the British Lion or the German Eagle? The Lion seems a more noble, more benign symbol. I think a nation chooses its symbols wisely (or unwisely) it is strange that the USA's symbols of power is also the eagle, a quite oppressive symbol for a democratic federation of states. US government architecture also reflects the oppressive form, taking Imperial Rome as its main style. It is strange how power is ambiguously reflected in architecture and symbols.
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Yeh so true, so true. Oh well, no nation nor power lasts forever, it is only our technological generation that assumes power structures remain the same. With big brother using ever more brilliant ways to control its sheep so as to keep the capital in the upper echelons, we are just another passing grain in the sands of time, all else is man, his vanity and his greed. People will never learn that war and killing never resolves anything, they will carry on, making the same mistakes. The only difference is now, the killing and control can be done on an ever greater scale. I actually wish borders never existed and we where all simply citizens of earth, able to live and love anywhere on this planet. But at the end of the day, it comes down to money, power and sex, rather than humilty, friendship and honor. If I had to choose a symbol I would go for the Cape Dassie, the closet genetic link to the elephant, it is small, but fast and cunning.
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I'd live under the symbol of the pint. A pint of bitter.
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Ha, ha, ha excellent, over here in S.A we call it Umkhumbooti.
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I found one of these at my work, when we were cleaning the warehouse.
It's a cool idea for an icon. Nice! :)
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You lucky chap, where was the warehouse? I have the Funf Reichsmarks coin in my real coin collection.
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I once found a packing crate of British pennies dating from 1900 to pre-1969, thousands of the things in blue bags in a warehouse. The crate literally weighed a ton. They had been forgotten when the UK decimalised.
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