American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A monetary unit of Germany from 1925 to 1948.
- n. The monetary unit in Germany between 1924 and 1948.
- German (Wiktionary)
- German : Reichs, genitive of Reich, realm (from Middle High German rīch, from Old High German rīchi; see reg- in Indo-European roots) + Mark, unit of currency (from Middle High German marke; see mark2). (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“A new reichsmark replaced the rentenmark a year later, at 1:1, putting Germany's return to a gold standard on a more long-term basis.”
“What I most noticed from that old DB (Deutschebahn) video is that every segment started with the refrain that the end of WWII had seen the poor Reichsbahn left with over 8,000,000,000 reichsmark in damages.”
“Scheuchzer in Berlin; this memorial had cost no more than twelve thousand reichsmark.”
“The mark was the name of a German, English and Scottish weight traceable to the year 886; in 1946, the deutsche mark replaced the reichsmark and became the symbol of German financial stability.”
“The working currency of the country was not the reichsmark but cartons of Lucky Strike cigarettes, favored by American GIs.”
“But it differs from Adolph Hitler's former reichsmark currency which was similarly backed, by the fact that it is a controlled currency, limited in issue, and, therefore, has a scarcity value.”
“In '39 with the reichsmark at 30 cents bicycles sold 80 to 100 marks.”
“Plucky girl reporters were a reichsmark a dozen in 1930s movies, as were callous newspaper editors for whom getting the story was the only consideration.”
“Read more that "100 million" reichsmark bill is actually 100 Billion.”
“Germany's currency, the reichsmark, had become completely worthless, requiring its populace to resort to bartering for goods and services.”
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