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Is This Old Currency Worth Anything?

Question: I have 11 various denominations of German paper money, two of which are millionen marks. They are dated 1921 through 1924. Some websites say they are worth nothing, but one website said they each are worth over $740,000. What’s the truth?

Answer: Unfortunately, your notes were printed during a period of hyperinflation in Germany and appear to have curiosity value only. The Weimar Republic printed so much currency between 1921 and 1924, it quickly became worthless. Now those notes are probably worth only a couple dollars each, says Michael Haynes, CEO of the American Precious Metals Exchange in Oklahoma City. If these were rare notes from the series — and it’s unclear whether there were any rarities printed from this series, accidental or not — there could be some additional value for a collector.

How to find out? Try PCGS Currency, one of the largest authenticators of rare currency in the world, or Heritage Auctions, one of the biggest auctioneers of rare currency. Alternatively, contact the official grading service of the American Numismatic Association. Also, eBay is a great place for comparing prices, although Haynes cautions there are sellers of counterfeit money online and unscrupulous buyers who could underestimate the value of your antique currency.


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    • I have a 5 dollar bill with a red seal Its a 1963 is It worth anythin

    • no the really old one isn`t worth anything.
      but in case you got german mark, austrian schilling, spanish peseta and the likes from the 60ies and 90ies you can exchange these via euromoney24.com or donate them to UNICEF

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