This partial set of Forum cheques has been beautifully preserved and all notes are in bank fresh uncirculated condition.
Only the 100 Mark note is missing for this unique set.
The colours on this set are bright and fresh and the set itself is highly collectible. Numismatics enthusiasts will be greatly tempted by this offer.
Good sets are available although they are not so often coming on the market. Due to the very nature of these cheques we expect a great deal of interest.
Issued within the German Democratic Republic between 1976 till 1979. The purpose of the notes was to skim off western currencies as quickly as possible by forcing people to exchange all other currencies into this form of payment which gave the state control over purchases. Only non-citizens of the GDR could pay with cash and had to provide a passport to do so. It was not until the mid 1980’s that direct purchases using the D-Mark was again possible by GDR citizens. A Forum cheque mark was the equivalent of a D-Mark.
The Forum cheques could only be redeemed in all Intershops which were a chain government run retail shops. All change on goods was given in Forum cheques unless the amount was to small, less than 50 pfennig, in which case the change was given in the form of chocolates or bon bons or the like.