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.

Issuance Postponed
€10 collectors’ coin “On the water”

Issuance of the standard quality (mint condition) €10 collector coin “On the water” as well as the mint condition 20 euro collector coin “Grimm's fairy tales: Mother Hulda“, “50 years Show with the Mouse” and “100th birthday Sophie Scholl” have been postponed indefinitely due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

€2 commemorative coin “Saxony-Anhalt”
€2 collectors' coin “Saxony-Anhalt”

The German government has decided to mint a €2 collectors’ coin commemorating “Saxony-Anhalt”. It will be issued on 26 January 2021.

Production and issuance of the €500 banknote will be discontinued
500 euro banknotes in a counting machine

On 4 May 2016, the Governing Council decided that the €500 banknote will be excluded from the Europa series and the issuance of this denomination will be stopped around the end of 2018.

The new Europa series €100 and €200 banknotes
Europa series €100 and €200 banknotes

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 €100 and €200 banknotes will start circulating on 28 May 2019.

Facts and figures about cash
One and Two Euro coins stacked on top of banknotes

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

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Survey on banknote quality
Survey questionnaire

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.

Exchanging DM for euro
DM money

Until further notice, the exchange of Deutsche Mark cash for euro is only possible by post via the Bundesbank branch in Mainz.