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Rentenpfennig Rosette Issues

On 1 December 1923, German currency was revalued, marking the end of the hyperinflation era. The new currency (Rentenmark) replaced the old Mark at a conversion rate of 1 Rentenmark = 1 Billion Mark. The Rentenmark was then replaced with the Reichsmark in Sept/Oct 1924 at a 1:1 rate.

This is the first set of German stamps using the revalued currency.

Numerous variations exist due to printing process and color differences.

The P-suffix issues are flat plate printings and the W-suffix are rotary press printings. They can be distinguished by the size of the printed area:

  • P — 17.9 mm x 21.5 mm
  • W — 18.2 mm x 22.2 mm

Set Date(s)

1 December 1923

Watermark(s)

Album Page(s)

Rentenpfennig Rosette Issues

On 1 December 1923, German currency was revalued, marking the end of the hyperinflation era. The new currency (Rentenmark) replaced the old Mark at a conversion rate of 1 Rentenmark = 1 Billion Mark. The Rentenmark was then replaced with the Reichsmark in Sept/Oct 1924 at a 1:1 rate.

This is the first set of German stamps using the revalued currency.

Numerous variations exist due to printing process and color differences.

The P-suffix issues are flat plate printings and the W-suffix are rotary press printings. They can be distinguished by the size of the printed area:

  • P — 17.9 mm x 21.5 mm
  • W — 18.2 mm x 22.2 mm

Set Date(s)

1 December 1923

Watermark(s)

Album Page(s)