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 “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.

2020 – 50th anniversary of the Warsaw genuflection
€2 commemorative coin “50th anniversary of the Warsaw genuflection”

On 8 October 2020, the German government will issue a €2 commemorative collector’s coin “50th anniversary of the Warsaw genuflection”.

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 DM into Euro is only possible by post via the Mainz branch.