Spiel is German for Game and Spielgeld or Spielmunze mean, essentially, 'play money.' Thousands of different types of spielgeld were produced in the 1800s and 1900s, and those that survive today are eagerly sought by token collectors. We have another page on spielgeld (click here) with more information and several good web site references.
The value of old tokens ranges from $10 to $30 US dollars, sometimes more for unusual pieces that are in excellent condition. The elephant spiel marke in our picture comes from respected eBay seller TradingCardsnSupplies and is in beautiful shape. CoinQuest thanks Trading Cards and Supplies for use of their photo. It's a beauty.