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Money in crisis: Notgeld

Started by Pellinore, July 22, 2015, 07:13:47 PM

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Pellinore

Saw a nice blog by an antiquarian bookseller who, like me, loves German Notgeld of the 1910s and 1920s.
Recently I bought this 1921 'banknote' for its sheer typographical beauty. I hope you like it, too.

THCoins

Agree, very pretty and iconical for the time period !

Pellinore

By the way, in the top picture of the blog, two notes from the same series as my Gera-Reuss 25 Pfennig note may be spotted, you can see it if you look at the reverse.
The text says "Arm nun wieder und nur ein Schein-Leben": 'Poor again and only a sham life'.

THCoins

A very depressing, but equally beautifull, picture !