Weimar Republic, Monetary coupons, regional. Notgeld, 1919-1923
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Brief Description:

This Collection comprises various denominations (largley small) of notgeld (not money), but a regionally issued coupons good for local purchase.

Notgeld was mainly issued in the form of (paper) banknotes. Sometimes other forms were used, as well: coins, leather, silk, linen, postage stamps, aluminum foil, coal, and porcelain; there are also reports of elemental sulfur being used, as well as all sorts of re-used paper and carton material (e.g. playing cards). These pieces made from playing cards are extremely rare and are known as Spielkarten, the German word for "playing card".

Notgeld notes (coupons) include those issued in Germany Empire, Weimar Republic and Austria in earlier 1920s.

Held at:
Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust
100 S. The Grove Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90036
Phone: 323-651-3704
Fax: 323-843-9518
Email: archive [at] lamoth.org
Record Series Number: RG-114/RG-114
Created by: German regional financial authorities (until 1923)
Volume: 1.0 Boxes
Subject Index
Deficiency of Central Bank monetary reserves
Documents in German language
Hyperinflation in Germany in 1923, issuance of more and more notgeld
Imagery of the Notgeld, local landmarks, Germany and Austria
Imperial Germany, inflation during the First World War
Inflation and hyperinflation the post First World War Germany and Austria
In the aftermath of outbreak of the First World War, issuance of notgeld
Issuing institutions of Notgeld, not a Central Bank, Germany, Austria
Notgeld (German "emergency money") issued by an institution not authorized for money emission
Notgeld, a mutually accepted means of payment in regions and localities, Germany, Austria, 1920s
Notgeld, Germany, necessity money, issued as coupons by regional authorities, also in Austria
Weimar Republic, inflation of 1919 -- 1923
Languages of Materials
German [ger]