Grossgeld are classified as any piece of notgeld having a face value of 1m or greater. In the following picture, I have scaned several different notgeld issues, but all with a face value of 5m. The grossgeld pieces tend to be much larger than the serienscheine and verkehrsausgaben issues, but slightly smaller than the inflationary issues. Most are from the '1918 issues' category. They often come with face-values of 5m, 10m, 20m, 50m, 100m or 500m.........but there are others, of course. Personal preference - I tend to stop collecting at a face-value of 1000m......but only because that then restricts all the mass of inflationary issues to outside of my collecting area. Every collector will decide within what boundaries they will collect. What types do you prefer, what types of subject matter, what price range, etc. etc.......you will soon limit yourself. You can build up a great notgeld collection if you opt to collect a complete set from every issuing town/city/village.
The scan below shows different grossgeld but I have only selected pieces with a face-value of 5m here, so you can see some variety in design.
'NICHT GULTIG' (hole-punched on 3rd note down on the left) translates as 'not valid' ie) .......cancelled.....so the note has been hole-punched cancelled.
Many of the grossgeld notgeld pieces are lovely looking notgeld issues. Now follows scans of grossgeld notgeld issued in Benzberg, Darlehmen, Dueren, Fulda & Zeulenroda.
As with all notgeld, pieces that have very low serial numbers, do tend to be the scarcer pieces. I guess at least 100,000 of the red Dueren piece were issued (serial number of mine is '097348' - not a scarce piece!)
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