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These porcelain pieces rarely made it into actual circulation, moreover they were really donation receipts which could be spent if you were so inclined. In actuality they really had no real spending value as they were worthless due to inflation. They are very fascinating though because of the designs of them, and the fact that they were made in enough numbers to be easily collectible at a reasonable price.

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I have been collecting the notgeld bills and coin and have enough that I am thinking about starting a new section to my site about them...the bills were most certainly used (and collected) as many are quite worn from circulation, I also have iron coins that were circulated as well, most of my porcelain coins are uncirculated....on the whole they were minted or printed for use only in a specific town or province where they could be used as money. Like SM said, because of massive hyper inflation, they were often used more as food coupons and could often only be redeemed in that town by the townspeople (almost like food stamps) and the coins were often sold or given as a gift for donations. They were completely worthless outside germany or the state, town, or city they were minted or printed. The german porcelain notgeld (and notgeld in general) is a great little section of numismatics as local governments got the chance to mint their own money and there are some fantastic and odd designs.

 

here are some places that either sell or catalog them:

 

http://www.jetons-monnaie.net/a/anecessite.html

 

http://www.vcoins.com/world/ephesus/store/...p?idCategory=30

 

http://germancoins.com/notgeld.htm

 

http://www.kcshop.com/notgeld/Default.htm

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here is a funny little paper notgeld that is all about notgeld :ninja:

 

notgeld1.jpg

 

you can see that people must have had notgeld albums as they show one on the bill.

 

Below is my favorite notgeld coin, it is what got me interested in notgeld as I needed to research it to find out what the heck it was as it wasnt listed in any coin book I had.

 

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I saw one on eBay several years ago that had a defecating donkey on it, symbolising what the Allied commission did to Germany with the reparation payments after the war. I wisht I had bought it, it is not often you see a defecating anything other than a politician on a banknote.

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you can see that people must have had notgeld albums as they show one on the bill.

Don't think that people had such albums, but that "personal notgeld" issue is the funniest one I have ever seen. :ninja: "Any imitiation is mean", and "You better not accept my notgeld in the first place" ...

 

Christian

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But aren't those collector albums newer than the notgeld issues themselves? What I find strange (but I may be wrong here) is that in late 1920 people would already have such "Notgeld-Abum" books. Anyway, this Heinrich Appel notgeld is hilarious. :ninja:

 

Christian

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Some of the albums I have come across say they were issued contemporary to the notgeld themselves...who knows...I DO want to get one to hold my growing notgeld collection though. Yeah, I got a kick out of that notgeld...I am probably going to make a notgeld section on my site and use it in the header (or parts of it, the guys carrying notgeld in boxes and the donkey :ninja:

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