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.
As part of the easing of restrictions enforced in connection with the coronavirus pandemic, the Deutsche Bundesbank is preparing to resume retail banking operations while preserving the infection protection measures. The majority of branches will open bank counters for private customers again in June. However, the range of services on offer will be limited until further notice, with, for example, no collectors’ coins being issued initially. For more information on the respective opening dates and general conditions of the individual branches, click here.
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.
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.
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.
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.