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.

Limited resumption of retail banking
Exchanging DM for euro

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.

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.

€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”

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

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.

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.