Germany WESTPHALIA 1 Billion Mark 1923 RARE
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This coin might have gone through the wars in Europe!!
As a type coin, it is not as bad as it looks if you are searching for a much, much lower cost example of this MONUMENT to what inflation can and will do....
GERMANY. Province of Westphalia Notgeld. 1 Billion Mark, 1923. J.28.
Obv. Baron vom Stein head l., Germany's Leader in More Difficult Times.
Rev. White horse of Westphalia.
One of 11,113 struck in Copper-nickel-zing (Neusilber) by Heinrich Kissing, Menden.
Released only after the hyper-inflation had ended and earnestly sought ever since. Note; the German "Billion" is equal to the American Trillion!
If you are interested in high grade versions of this rare monetary freak, please contact me as I am preparing others for sale here or at a major auction house.
THIS COIN MEASURES 60mm AND IS ONE OF THE LARGEST IN PHYSICAL SIZE IN ADDITION TO ITS MONETARY VALUE AS ISSUED.
PROBABLY THE LARGEST EVER.....IN BOTH VALUE AS MINTED, AND SIZE. OFTEN STORED AWAY IN EUROPEAN COIN CABINETS,
BUT NEVER INTENDED AS A MEDAL DUE TO IT HAVING PURCHASING POWER IN ITS DAY.
NATURALLY, NOT TOO MANY WERE USED AS MONEY, UNLESS FOR DIRE NECESSITIES.