from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A monetary unit of Germany from 1925 to 1948.

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  • n. The monetary unit in Germany between 1924 and 1948.


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)
German (Wiktionary)


  • 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.

    In Hyperinflation's Aftermath, How Germany Went Back to Gold

  • 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.

    How a Train Station in Wiesbaden Became Confrontation Between the Bundesbahn and its Nazi Reich

  • Scheuchzer in Berlin; this memorial had cost no more than twelve thousand reichsmark.

    The War with the Newts

  • 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.

    No Uncertain Terms

  • The working currency of the country was not the reichsmark but cartons of Lucky Strike cigarettes, favored by American GIs.

    The Commanding Heights

  • 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.

    Europe Our Next Door Neighbour

  • In '39 with the reichsmark at 30 cents bicycles sold 80 to 100 marks.

    Europe Our Next Door Neighbour

  • 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.

    Dark Roasted Blend

  • Germany's currency, the reichsmark, had become completely worthless, requiring its populace to resort to bartering for goods and services. Headlines


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