Bargeld Schein Übergabe
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.

€2 commemorative coin “35 years of the Erasmus programme”
€2 commemorative coin “35 years of the Erasmus programme”

At the initiative of the European Commission, a €2 coin with a single national design will be issued by all euro area Member States to mark the 35th anniversary of the Erasmus programme. Against this backdrop, the German government has decided to mint a €2 commemorative coin to mark 35 years of the Erasmus programme, to be put in circulation starting on 1 July 2022.

€10 collectors’ coin “Care”
€10 collectors’ coin with a mint-turquoise polymer ring

The German government has decided to mint a €10 collectors’ coin entitled “Care”, to be issued on 12 May 2022.

€20 collectors’ coin “50 years of Deutsches Kinderhilfswerk”
€20 collectors’ coin “50 years of Deutsches Kinderhilfswerk”

The German government has decided to mint a €20 collector’s coin marking the 50th anniversary of the German children’s fund “Deutsches Kinderhilfswerk”, to be issued on 7 April 2022. 

€5 collectors’ coin “Insect kingdom”
€5 collectors’ coin “Insect kingdom” with partially coloured motif

The German government has decided to mint a €5 collectors’ coin entitled “Insect kingdom”, which is scheduled for issue in the fourth quarter of 2022.

Euro cash turns 20!
Young people holding giant euro banknotes to celebrate the launch of the new currency during New Year festivities at the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin, 1 January 2002.

The start of this year marked 20 years of euro cash, which replaced the previous currency of Germany, the D-Mark, in 2002. The Bundesbank is celebrating this anniversary with several events and exhibitions in 2022.

Cash symposium 2021
100-Euro-Bankoten

The Bundesbank hosted its fifth cash symposium in Berlin on 10 November 2021. The event took place at the Grand Hyatt Berlin and was once again aimed at participants from the world of economics, politics and public administration.

Facts and figures about cash
Euro banknotes

The most relevant facts and figures about euro banknotes and coins can be found here.

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Exchanging DM for euro
DM money

The exchange from DM to Euro is possible indefinitely and free of charge at the branches of Deutsche Bundesbank and by mail via the Mainz branch.