Paper Money Germany

Paper Money

Paper Money

Paper Money shows in the way of printing the economic situation of the country. During a positiv economic period, the artwork is very intensiv. In a worse economic period, the prints are more simple.


Paper Money until 1914

Paper Money until 1914

In order of the foundation of the German Empire 1871 was the introduction of a common currency one of the most important task.

 

1st Worldwar 1914-1918

1st Worldwar 1914-1918

To the worldwar`s end, the value of the Mark was cut in half. Between 1914 and 1918 were Reichsbanknotes and loan office banknotes issued.

 

Banknotes of Inflation 1919-1924

Banknotes of Inflation 1919-1924

After the worldwar`s end, the inflation started in Germany. In 1923 paper money was printed in 133 printing plants and 30 paper mills.

 

German Annuity Bank 1923-1937

German Annuity Bank 1923-1937

The annuity bank was founded 1923 for stabilisation of the currency. The paper money was in circulation until 1945.

 

Bank of Empire 1924-1945

Bank of Empire 1924-1945

In the year 1924 the inflation money was changed into new Reichsmark. The rate was 1 trillion Mark = 1 Reichsmark.

 

Occupation Money 1st Worldwar

Occupation Money 1st Worldwar

German Military- and occupationmoney in the 1st worldwar 1914-1918. Issued by the German Army or the state.

 

Occupation Money 2nd Worldwar

Occupation Money 2nd Worldwar

German military- and occupation money during the 2nd Worldwar 1939 to 1945. Mainly used in Europe.

 

Occupied German areas or territories in their own rights

Occupied German areas or territories in their own rights

Areas with German language and near to the German territories, but with an independant administration. 

Other Editions

Other Editions

In the time of inflation 1919-1924, towns and companies isued token money. Many a time with a high level of decorative art.

 

Allied Military Authority 1945-1948

Allied Military Authority 1945-1948

Germany with allied occupation 1945 to 1948.

Occupation money printed by american and soviet printing plants.

 

German Democratic Republic

German Democratic Republic

In the year 1948 the Mark was introduced into the area of the GDR. The National Bank of the GDR existed until the German Reunion in 1990.

 

Federal Republik of Germany

Federal Republik of Germany

founded 1949: Federal Republic of Germany

1949 - 2001 Deutsche Mark

since 2002 Euro (European Union)

 

European Central Bank

European Central Bank

Since 2001, January 1st, the countries of the European Economic and Monetary Union are issuing common banknotes in the currency of Euro.