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.

€5 collectors' coin "Supolar climate zone"
5 Euro collectors' coin “subpolar climate zone” with a turquoise ring

The €5 collectors' coin "Subpolar climate zone" with its turquoise polymer ring will be issued as of 10 September 2020 at the Deutsche Bundesbank, credit institutes and coin merchants.  

€10 collectors’ coin “On land”
€10 collectors’ coin “On land”

Due to the latest developments regarding the Corona virus the issuance of the €10 collector coin was postponed. The coin will be issued as of 10 September 2020 at the Deutsche Bundesbank, credit institutes and coin merchants. 

Branches of the Deutsche Bundesbank
€20 collectors' coin “300th anniversary of Baron Münchhausen’s birth”
€20 collectors' coin “300th anniversary of Baron Münchhausen’s birth”

Due to the latest developments, regarding the Corona virus the issuance will be postponed to 9 July 2020. 

€20 collectors' coin “900th anniversary of the city of Freiburgh”
€20 collectors' coin “900th anniversary of the city of Freiburg”

The German government has decided to mint a €20 commemorative coin marking the 900th anniversary of the city of Freiburg, to be issued on 9 July 2020.

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.

€2 collectors' coin “Brandenburg”
€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.

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

It is possible to exchange DM for euro at Deutsche Bundesbank branches and by post via the Mainz Branch. Information on the restricted opening hours of Bundesbank branches can be found on the website of the respective branch.