Issue of 1996 (modified banknotes of 1991, improved security features):
The german mark for western territories, occupied by the USA, the UK and France was issued in 1948, to substitute the previously
used throughout entire Germany reichsmarks. Since 1961 the german mark became freely convertible currency. In 1991, with the fall
of the Berlin Wall, the mark of Federal Germany became the common currency for the unified Germany. In 2002
Germany introduced the euro.