Series Is Presented Here As Two Variables--(1)--Original Data, 1875-1913 (2)--Original Data, 1914-1934. Data For January 1876 Are For Twenty Banks Versus Thirty-One For The Previous Month; Data For July 1876 Are For Eighteen Banks, Data For Rest Of The Variable Are For Nineteen Banks. Source: Reichsamt Des Innern, Ministerialblatt, Central Blatt, 1876 And Following Issues; Also See Reichsanzeiger.
This NBER data series m14088a appears on the NBER website in Chapter 14 at http://www.nber.org/databases/macrohistory/contents/chapter14.html.
NBER Indicator: m14088a
Release: NBER Macrohistory Database
National Bureau of Economic Research, Outstanding Note Circulation, All Banks for Germany [M1488ADEM421NNBR], retrieved from FRED, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis https://research.stlouisfed.org/fred2/series/M1488ADEM421NNBR/, November 26, 2015.