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Germany Notgeld 10000 Mark 1923

 Date: 1923 
 Mint mark: not apparent 
 Size: large 
 Description from requester: round gold, 10,000 German mark with prancing horse on one side and man's silhouette on other (bald with fringe, large nose) horse side lettering: ?OTGELD DER PROVIN? WERTFNLEN MAN SIDE: MINILTER VOM STEIN-DEUTCHLANDS FUHRER IN ?CHWERERZEIT 1757-1831 
 [Request 3852 received from Sandi, Saturday, 24-Apr-2010, answered by Paul] 
 [Appraisal updated by CoinQuest, appraisal ok, Monday, 26-Aug-2013] 

Germany Notgeld 10000 Mark 1923 | notgeld mark germany 10000 horse westfalen man king fuhrer vom minilter fringe stein chwererzeit 10 provin large der bald nose Hi Sandi --

One of the biggest factors in the rise to power of brutal dictator Adolph Hitler was the horrendous economic conditions in Germany after World War I. The marks and pfennings (like dollars and cents in America) of the old German Empire became essentially valueless. It took a wheel barrow to carry enough of them to the store, so it is said.

With little or no choice, individuals an local governments started to mint their own coins. The results are called notgeld. 'Not' is German for 'emergency' and 'geld' is German for 'money', applying to both coins and currency. Hence, notgeld means emergency money. You can see an interesting page on notgelds at this CoinQuest link:

Read about notgelds

As far as your piece goes, it is one of the more famous notgelds of the state of Westfalen, Germany. Catalog value depends on the condition of the coin:

worn: $3 US dollars approximate catalog value
average circulated: $15
well preserved (like our picture): $25
fully uncirculated: $50

These are catalog prices. If you were to sell your notgeld to a coin dealer, he or she would likely pay about one-half of these values. See our Impornant Terminology page for information about catalog values.

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