Wednesday, October 26, 2011


500 million marks circa 1923 001

Hyperinflation circa 1923 following WWI.    My grandmother said that the men got paid twice a day and at noon would bring home the money so the wives could buy something tangible because by the end of the day the cost of goods would be higher.   The family emigrated in 1926 to Pennsylvania.


  1. Did they come from Germany? It's scary that it could be that bad. I hope I never live through times like that!

  2. They did come from Germany in 1926 and the money was my grandmother. She said that you could have a wheelbarrow full of money and it was worthless.

    The original is in my collection.