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Cash management

Confidence in a currency is rooted in cash. In Germany, it is the Bundesbank’s task to provide an adequate supply of high-quality euro banknotes and coins at all times. The Bundesbank provides retailers and banks with cash, withdraws counterfeit money from circulation and replaces damaged coins and banknotes.


2015 €10 collector's coin "500. Geburtstag Lucas Cranach der Jüngere" ("500th Birthday of Lucas Cranach the Younger")

2015 €10 collector's coin "1000 Jahre Leipzig" ("1,000 Anniversary of Leipzig")

The German government decided on 20 August 2014 to mint a €10 collector's coin bearing the name "1000 Jahre Leipzig" ("1,000th Anniversary of Leipzig") in July 2015. This coin commemorates the 1,000th anniversary of the first mention of Leipzig, a city famous for its civic engagement and for its peaceful revolution as well as being one of Germany's main economic, scientific and cultural centres.


20 euro banknote, second series

The new €20 banknote

On 24 February 2015, the new €20 banknote from the Europa series was unveiled to the public at the European Central Bank (ECB). It will be issued as of 25 November 2015 by the Eurosystem national central banks.


Foto shows cash money © Tetra Images / Getty

International Cash Conference 2014

The Deutsche Bundesbank hosted the second International Cash Conference from 15 to 18 September 2014 in Dresden.


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Questionnaire on euro banknote quality

The European Central Bank is interested in your opinion on the quality of euro banknotes. You can participate in the online questionnaire here.


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Design competition for common commemorative coin  

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Design proposals and result of the voting for the €2 commemorative coin "30 years of the EU Flag" are shown on:


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Since 1 January 2013, payment transactions must be carried out ​​electronically.


Exchanging DM for euro  

Exchanging DM for euro in a Deutsche Bundesbank branch © Frank Rumpenhorst / Bundesbank

You can exchange unlimited amounts of DM banknotes and coins for euro indefinitely and free of charge at all Deutsche Bundesbank branches.