GERMANY, inflation medal 1923

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GERMANY, WEIMAR REPUBLIC, medal, 1923, Obverse: unhappy family, DES DEUTSCHEN VOLKES LEIDENSWEG, Reverse: boat on waves, AM 1. DEZEMBER 1923 KOSTETEN IN PAPIERMARK 1 PFUND BROT 260 MILLIARDEN 1 PFUND FLEISCH 3,2 BILLIONEN 1 GOLDMARK 1 BILLION, brass, 31mm, 9.93g, XF+

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Description

The Germans have been fans of round, flat, shiny objects since the 2nd century BC, when they made imitations of Greek coins. Coin manufacture was deeply decentralized until the 19th century, extending to jetons and medals starting in the 16th century. Local tokens began to supplement the normally chaotic coinage situation in the markets from the late 17th century. Production of tokens and medals boomed in the 19th century, and was going strong into the 1990s.