During and after the First World War, Germany printed so much paper money to pay its hefty war costs that inflation spiraled out of control. This historic set contains 8 genuine German notes from the most extreme period – 1923 notes in denominations of 1, 2, 5, 10, 20, 50, 100 and 500 million Marks. With prices doubling every few days, this bout of hyperinflation saw the price of a loaf of bread in Germany rise from 4 Marks in December 1921 to over 200 billion Marks two years later in November 1923!
Public discontent with run-away inflation and poor economic conditions would later help Adolph Hitler and the Nazi Party gain control of Germany. You can recall that momentous era with this colorful, affordable set of high-denomination notes totalling 688 million marks. All over 95 years old, these 8 historic issues, including extra large-size notes, will add unusual interest and intrigue to your collection! SAVE off individual prices.