Urstromtaler


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Urstromtaler

A non-legal tender currency used in Brandenburg and Saxony-Anhalt in Germany. It is accepted by some local retail businesses, but generally not by large chains. It was issued in order to promote small business in Brandenburg and Saxony-Anhalt. It circulates alongside the euro, which is legal tender.
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Most notable amongst these so-called 'complementary currencies' are Magdeburg's Urstromtaler and the Chiemgauer, (24) both of which have received media exposure, as well as Dusseldorf 's Rheingold and the Freie Deutsch Mark (FDM) of Frankfurt.