Mexico was also one of the few oil producers willing to accept payment in Reichsmarks
, and if Germany cut ties there, it would be completely at the mercy of the major U.
The government made the decision to pay in leva rather than Reichsmarks
but needed to reduce the gold cover to increase the money supply to do so.
He describes a number of such schemes through world history and describes their consequences, including Union efforts to spread phony Confederate notes during the American Civil War, British covert operations involving secretly forged German imperial reichsmarks
during World War I, the forgery scheme in the 1920s that helped destroy the Portuguese economy, Soviet military intelligence forgeries of American dollars, US Army Psychological Warfare money forgery operations in their wars in Vietnam and Korea, and the aforementioned Nazi scheme.
He reported that in 1931 the owner of a coal mine that had been closed for a couple years borrowed 40,000 Reichsmarks
and approached miners about being paid in Wara and local merchants about accepting it.
An exchange of words followed - between the sailor and one of the officials - after which my new master took out his wallet and handed over a number of Reichsmarks
- I have always wondered how many.
However, with lucrative government contracts thanks to Hitler's rearmament drive, the Ford-Werke's annual profits rose spectacularly from 63,000 Reichsmarks
in 1935 to 1,287,800 RM in 1939.
Wells and Virginia Woolf would merely have been deported, Edward VIII was to be offered 50m Reichsmarks
to return as Prince Regent - if he refused, there were plans to kidnap him - while the YMCA and the Salvation Army were to be disbanded as subversive.
Chancellor Kohl, mindful of the symbolism of the one-for-one exchange in 1948 between the old reichsmarks
and the new DMs, decided to exchange East for West German currency at a one-for-one rate.
Schede requested 5000 Reichsmarks
for immediate excavation work to start.
Hitler stipulated that the vehicle would have four seats, an air-cooled engine and cost no more than 1,000 Reichsmarks
- the exact price that Ganz said the car would cost.
Known as Lieutenant Commander Fleming, his ideas already displayed that famous imaginative flair, including everything from forging reichsmarks
to disrupt the German economy, to sinking a lump of concrete with men inside it off Dieppe to spy on coastal defences.
While Adolf Hitler gave about 500,000 reichsmarks
to Auto Union and Mercedes-Benz to promote racing and technology, the car was not specifically connected with the Third Reich, Christie's said.