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.

Day of issue postponed!

Due to the latest developments regarding the Corona virus the issuance of the €10 collector coin at the Deutsche Bundesbank, credit instituts and coin merchants will be postponed to an indefinite point in time.

Production and issuance of the €500 banknote will be discontinued

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

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.

€2 collectors' coin “Brandenburg”

As part of the “Federal States” series, the German government has decided to mint a  €2 commemorative coin “Brandenburg” (featuring Sanssouci Palace). It will be issued on 28 January 2020.

€20 collectors' coin “250th anniversary of Ludwig van Beethoven’s birth”

The German government has decided to mint a €20 collectors’ coin to mark the 250th anniversary of Ludwig van Beethoven’s birth, to be issued on 20 February 2020.

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

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