In message <4174474C.8090002(a)telus.net>et>, Ray Saintonge
GM> Thanks to our wonderfull media, the
solution should be simple. I created
GM> two interwikis; one to "milliard" and one to "gold mark".
GM>may know something sensible to say about the gold mark, but the
GM>milliard article is there.
There is an article about "Goldmark" at the german wikipedia
). I could try to translate it,
but since i'm not very experienced in writing english, i would prefer,
if a native speaker could do this job.
I don't know if that German article will help. It does mention that
Germany used it until 1918, but the treaty in question is from 1921. :-$
A gold mark was also issued in April-October 1923 during the
hyperinflation period, at its pre-war value of 20 gold marks = £1
sterling, 4.20 gold marks = $1 US. The hyperinflation was finally
stabilised in November 1923 at 1,000,000,000,000 paper marks = 1 gold
The same thing happened in Austria, with 14,400 paper kronen being worth
1 gold krone at the end of 1922.