|Around the time of World War I, Germany plunged into one of their worst inflations ever. Paper and metals were being used for the war effort, so their money was short supply. It seems as if the state bank allowed city banks, small towns, all manner of public bodies, the German railway departments and even private companies to print emergency money commonly known as notgeld.
Many towns and villages began to print their own money, they would print notes that depicted their town's buildings, industry or local people. This emergency money was usually only valid in the town that produced it. As time went on, the notes became more detailed and colorful. It is of little wonder why collectors seem to like notgeld.
In addition to Germany, notgeld was also printed in Austria, Poland, Denmark, Russia and Lithuania.
Please note that the Notgeld that you receive may have a different
serial number than the one pictured on the site. The picture may also be of a
different grade than the banknote you receive, but each note will be accurately graded.
Remember, the pictures are for reference only .