Apart from metal issues, notgeld was usually made of paper. Occasionally it was issued in other forms, including card, silk, linen, jute, chamois leather, leather, aluminium foil, velvet and by using such things as playing cards (spielkarton), different types of fuel and food ration cards (lebensmittelkarten), postcards, photographs and even compressed coal dust (as below)!!!
Issue numbers for these black/graphite compressed coal dust pieces were very limited. They issued:
- 100m - 2500 pieces
- 500m - 2500 pieces
- 1000m - 3500 pieces
(On the fronts of the 500m & 1000m pieces, is a man with 'S. 'F' on each side of him. I believe this stands for 'Sepp Frank').
BE CAREFUL OUT THERE - THERE ARE WORTHLESS FAKES/FORGERIES, SOME BEING MADE IN CHINA, BEING SOLD ON EBAY!!!!!!!!!
SOME MAY LOOK EXACTLY LIKE THE ORIGINALS, WITH DESIGN DETAILS, COLOUR AND TEXTURE BEING THE SAME AS THE GENUINE PIECES.........AND THESE ARE MUCH HARDER TO SPOT!!!!!!!!!! (THESE PIECES SHOULD ALWAYS BE BLACK/GRAPHITE IN COLOUR (AS ABOVE)).
SOME THOUGH, LIKE THE CHINESE FAKES, ARE COLOURED GOLD OR BROWN (AS BELOW)!! EVEN WHERE THE CHIPS IN THE EDGES ARE, IT IS GOLD/BROWN - ABSOLUTE RUBBISH!!!!!
PLEASE HELP BY REPORTING THE DAFT FRAUDSTERS & FAKERS TO EBAY!!