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  • What do we have here?

  • Looks like something's from "Mission Impossible."

  • I could buy your house with this.

  • Oh, now you look like an old drug dealer.

  • Coming into the pawn shop today

  • because I have German currency from the early 1900s.

  • It goes from 1,000 marks denomination all the way

  • up to about 1 million marks.

  • I'm asking $10,000, but I don't think I'm going to settle

  • for anything less than $5,000.

  • Whoa.

  • Pretty cool.

  • I mean, you probably have I don't know--

  • most of them are thousands.

  • Most of them are thousands.

  • - 9 million marks. - Yep.

  • That's a million dollar bill.

  • I mean, you probably got 100 million face value here.

  • And back then, it wouldn't buy a loaf of bread.

  • Basically what happened was is the treaty that ended World War

  • I was the Treaty of Versailles.

  • We demanded reparations from Germany.

  • We demanded just a ridiculous amount of gold.

  • Everyone in Europe demanded manufactured goods.

  • Even the United States got Zeppelins, airships from them.

  • And it basically collapsed their economy.

  • They had to borrow money, which they really couldn't pay back,

  • so they printed more money.

  • That caused inflation, so they printed more money.

  • This was how bad it was.

  • In 1919, four marks would buy you a loaf of bread.

  • By 1923, it was a trillion marks.

  • That's crazy.

  • The value of money got so bad that it was written

  • on the walls and public restrooms--

  • use toilet paper, not the currency, it clogs the toilets.

  • I am not kidding.

  • I believe that.

  • After World War I, the effects of the Treaty of Versailles

  • really screwed up the German economy.

  • It created a massive economic depression and a gateway

  • for a guy like Hitler to come into power.

  • The Treaty of Versailles more or less guaranteed World War II.

  • How much do you want for these?

  • $10,000.

  • Marks?

  • Dollars.

  • No.

  • You would think they would be worth money, but it's not rare.

  • I'll give you $100 for the entire lot, if you want it.

  • - Could you do $2000? - No.

  • It's interesting, it's cool, but literally,

  • I know places where I can get these for $0.10 apiece.

  • For $0.10 a piece. Yeah.

  • I mean, I'd give you $100 for them.

  • Well, I think I'm going to have to walk away.

  • I understand.

  • You might need to heat your house someday.

  • I will wallpaper the House with this stuff.

  • - Have a good one, man. - All right, you too.

  • Thank you.

  • Well, I think the money's worth more considering the prices

  • collectors were getting online, some I'm kind of bummed out

  • that I was kind of lowballed.

  • I was definitely expecting more.

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Pawn Stars: Rick Considers Stacks Of 1910 German Currency (S13) | History

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    林宜悉 posted on 2020/03/23
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