Morlock, West Germany’s inside right, scores against Hungary in the World Cup Final at Berne, Switzerland in 1954. Germany went on to become world champions with a 3-2 victory. Photo: Getty Images

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A 10-million mark note from 1923 at the height of the hyper-inflation days of the Weimar Republic. Photograph: iStockphoto

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