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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.

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50 euro banknote, Europa series

The new €50 banknote

The European Central Bank and the national central banks of the Eurosystem began rolling out a second series of euro banknotes in May 2013. The new €50 banknote will start circulating on 4 April 2017.

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€5 collectors' coin 'Planet Earth'

The €5 collectors' coin "Planet Earth" featuring a blue ring makes its global debut

The German government has decided to mint a €5 collectors' coin with the motif "Planet Earth", to be issued on 14 April. The coin comprises three components: An outer ring, an inner core (pill) made from base metal and an embossable blue polymer ring inserted between the ring and the core. The polymer ring is translucent and thus partially see-through. Thanks to this feature, the €5 coin is the very first of its kind worldwide.

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€20 collector coin '175th anniversary 'Deutschlandlied'

€20 collectors' coin commemorating the 175th anniversary of the Deutschlandlied

The German government has decided to mint a €20 collectors' coin to commemorate the 175th anniversary of the Deutschlandlied, to be issued on the 6 October 2016. The coin honours the song's 175th anniversary. The third verse of the song of the Germans expresses the dual wish for national unity and justice and freedom. It is also the Federal Republic of Germany's national anthem.

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Survey questionnaire

Survey on banknote quality

The European Central Bank and the national central banks of the euro area are working together to ensure that the euro banknotes in circulation are of the best possible quality. Your feedback is essential to help us achieve this goal.

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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.

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