Germany, banknotes had lost so much value that they were used as wallpaper. Millions of middle-class Germans were ruined by hyperinflation. When the war began in a dollar was worth marks; by November the dollar was at marks
Before the first recorded census there was the 1783 tax record, in some states. Then comes the 1789 tax record, again only in some states. Many of Virginia's early records were burned by the British. A real issue for a genealogist!
Morgan Stanley, About History, Global Economy, Weimar, Economists, Wordpress, Horror, Rocky Horror
When France invaded the Ruhr, the Wiemar Republic called on the workers of this area to go on strike, promising them pay. As they printed more and more money to solve it's extensive problems, money decreased in value; causing it to become worthless.