The collector’s piece created by the DDR Museum was printed on banknote paper by the French security printing house Oberthur. However, it cannot be confused with actual money. This edition is limited to 10,000 pieces.
There is a collage of DDR-symbols printed on the front of the exclusive collector’s note: It includes the portraits of Karl Marx, Friedrich Engels and Vladimir Ilyich Lenin as well as a steel worker, representing the working class.
The Frenchman Richard Faille had the original idea for the souvenir note as a sustainable and fun souvenir for the European culture and art market. After its great success in France the souvenir note came to Germany – thanks to the EuroSchein-Souvenir GmbH – in 2016. The DDR Museum was one of the first museums in Germany to introduce a self created note. The first and second edition were sold out quickly. The souvenir notes have typical security marks such as a watermark, a copper strip, a hologram as well as an individual serial number.
The souvenir note is available for purchase in a vending machine in shop of the DDR Museum or online.