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From 1 January 2002, euro banknotes and coins are legal tender in all EU member states participating in monetary union. This has nullified the legal tender status of all payment media denominated in Deutsche Mark. The Bank has called in for exchange all DM coins (which have been withdrawn from circulation) - with the exception of the 2 DM coin first issue.

Below you will find information on and images of Deutsche Mark coins.

1 Pfennig coin

1 Pfennig coin

AttributeSpecification
Coin1 pfennig
MetalCopper-coated steel
Diameter16.50 mm
Width1.38 mm
Mass2.00g
EdgeSmooth
DesignAdolf Jäger, Frankfurt am Main
In circulation since 1948

2 Pfennig coin

2 Pfennig coin

AttributeSpecification
Coin2 pfennig
Metal1st series: copper alloy (copper, tin, zinc)
2nd series: copper-coated steel
Diameter19.25mm
Width1.52mm
Mass1st series: 3.25g (copper alloy)
2nd series: 2.90g (copper-covered ste
EdgeSmooth
DesignAdolf Jäger, Frankfurt am Main
In circulation since 1st series: 1950
2nd series: 1968

5 Pfennig coin

5 Pfennig coin

AttributeSpecification
Coin5 pfennig
MetalBrass-coated steel (copper-zinc alloy)
Diameter18.50mm
Width1.70mm
Mass3.00g
EdgeSmooth
DesignAdolf Jäger, Frankfurt am Main
In circulation since 1949

10 Pfennig coin

10 Pfennig coin

AttributeSpecification
Coin10 pfennig
MetalBrass-covered steel (copper-zinc alloy)
Diameter21.50mm
Width1.70mm
Mass4.00g
EdgeSmooth
DesignAdolf Jäger, Frankfurt am Main
In circulation since 1949

50 Pfennig coin

50 Pfennig coin

AttributeSpecification
Coin50 pfennig
MetalCopper-nickel alloy (Cu 75 Ni 25)
Diameter20.00mm
Width1.58mm
Mass3.50g
EdgeUntil 1971 corrugated, from 1972 smooth
DesignRichard M Werner, Oberursel (Taunus)
In circulation since 1949

1 Deutsche Mark Coin

1 Deutsche Mark-Coin

AttributeSpecification
Coin1 Deutsche Mark
MetalCopper-nickel alloy
Diameter23.50mm
Width1.75mm
Mass5.50g
EdgeArabesque
DesignJosef Bernhart, Munich
In circulation since 1950

2 Deutsche Mark Coin

1st series

2 Deutsche Mark coin, 1st series



AttributeSpecification
Coin2 Deutsche Mark, 1st series – withdrawn from circulation
MetalCopper-nickel alloy (Cu 75 Ni 25)
Diameter25.50 mm
Width1.87 mm
Mass7.00 g
Edge"Einigkeit und Recht und Freiheit" (unity, justice and freedom)
DesignJosef Bernhart, Munich
Out of circulation since1 July 1958

2nd series

2 Deutsche Mark coin, 2nd series



AttributeSpecification
Coin2 Deutsche Mark, 2nd series – withdrawn from circulation
MetalCopper-nickel alloy (Cu 75 Ni 25)
Diameter26.75 mm
Width1.79 mm
Mass7.00 g
PictureProfessor Dr Max Planck
Edge"Einigkeit und Recht und Freiheit" (unity, justice and freedom)
DesignKarl Roth, Munich
Out of circulation since1 August 1973

3rd series

2 Deutsche Mark coin, 3rd series



AttributeSpecification
Coin2 Deutsche Mark, 3rd series
MetalMagnimat (3-layered material)
Top layerCopper-nickel alloy
Diameter26.75 mm
Width1.79 mm
Mass7.00 g
CoreNickel
PictureDr Konrad Adenauer
Edge"Einigkeit und Recht und Freiheit" (unity, justice and freedom)
DesignReinhart Heinsdorff, Lehen/Württ.
In circulation since1970

4th series

2 Deutsche Mark coin, 4th series



AttributeSpecification
Coin2 Deutsche Mark, 4th series
MetalMagnimat (3-layered material)
Top layerCopper-nickel alloy
Diameter26.75 mm
Width1.79 mm
Mass7.00 g
CoreNickel
PictureProfessor Dr Theodor Heuss
Edge"Einigkeit und Recht und Freiheit" (unity, justice and freedom)
DesignKarl-Ulrich Nuss, Strümpfelbach/Württ. (picture side), Reinhart Heinsdorff, Lehen/Württ. (denomination side)
In circulation since1973

5th series

2 Deutsche Mark coin, 5th series



AttributeSpecification
Coin2 Deutsche Mark, 5th series
MetalMagnimat (3-layered material)
Top layerCopper-nickel alloy
Diameter26.75 mm
Width1.79 mm
Mass7.00 g
CoreNickel
PictureDr Kurt Schumacher
Edge"Einigkeit und Recht und Freiheit" (unity, justice and freedom)
DesignHans-Joachim Dobler, Walda über Neuburg/Donau (picture side), Reinhart Heinsdorff, Lehen/Württ. (denomination side)
In circulation since1979

6th series

2 Deutsche Mark coin, 6th series



AttributeSpecification
Coin2 Deutsche Mark, 6th series
MetalMagnimat (3-layered material)
Top layerCopper-nickel alloy
Diameter26.75 mm
Width1.79 mm
Mass7.00 g
CoreNickel
PictureProfessor Dr Ludwig Erhard
Edge"Einigkeit und Recht und Freiheit" (unity, justice and freedom)
DesignFranz Müller, Munich (picture side), Reinhart Heinsdorff, Lehen/Württ. (denomination side)
In circulation since1978

7th series

2 Deutsche Mark coin, 7th series



AttributeSpecification
Coin2 Deutsche Mark, 7th series
MetalMagnimat (3-layered material)
Top layerCopper-nickel alloy
Diameter26.75 mm
Width1.79 mm
Mass7.00 g
CoreNickel
PictureDr hc Franz Josef Strauß
Edge"Einigkeit und Recht und Freiheit" (unity, justice and freedom)
DesignErich Ott, Munich (picture side), Reinhart Heinsdorff, Lehen/Württ. (denomination side)
In circulation since1990

8th series

2 Deutsche Mark coin, 8th series



AttributeSpecification
Coin2 Deutsche Mark, 8th series
MetalMagnimat (3-layered material)
Top layerCopper-nickel alloy
Diameter26.75 mm
Width1.79 mm
Mass7.00 g
CoreNickel
PictureWilly Brandt
Edge"Einigkeit und Recht und Freiheit" (unity, justice and freedom)
DesignHubert Klinkel (picture side), Reinhart Heinsdorff, Lehen/Württ. (denomination side)
In circulation since1994

5 Deutsche Mark-Coin

1st series

5 Deutsche Mark coin, 1st series



AttributeSpecification
Coin5 Deutsche Mark, 1st series – withdrawn from circulation
MetalSilver-copper alloy (Ag 625 Cu 375)
Diameter29.00 mm
Width2.07 mm
Mass11.20 g
Edge"Einigkeit und Recht und Freiheit" (unity, justice and freedom)
DesignAlbert Holl, Schwäbisch Gmünd
Out of circulation since1 August 1975

2nd series

5 Deutsche Mark coin, 2nd series


AttributeSpecification
Coin5 Deutsche Mark, 2nd series
MetalMagnimat (Dreischichtenwerkstoff)
Top layerCopper-nickel alloy
Diameter29.00 mm
Width2.07 mm
Mass10.00 g
Core Nickel
Edge"Einigkeit und Recht und Freiheit" (unity, justice and freedom)
DesignWolfgang Doehm, Stuttgart
In circulation since1975

Commemorative coins

Table of Deutsche Mark commemorative coins minted in the Federal Republic of Germany (in German only)

Pictures of commemorative coins and special-issue coins

Additional information

High-resolution images  

High-resolution image files are available for download at the pictures archive of the DM coin and banknote collection of the Deutsche Bundesbank.

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Free DM - Euro exchange  

DM Bargeld

You can exchange unlimited amounts of the banknotes and coins listed below indefinitely and free of charge at all Deutsche Bundesbank branches during counter opening hours

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