DM banknotes BBK3 series

From 1 January 2002, euro banknotes and coins are legal tender in all EU member states participating in monetary union. This has nullified the legal tender status of all payment media denominated in Deutsche Mark.

Below you will find information on and images of Deutsche Mark banknotes.

5 DM banknotes, BBK3 series

5 Deutsche Mark (1991) - obverse
5 Deutsche Mark (1991) - reverse
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Colour

Greenish-yellow

Size

122 x 62mm

Front side

Bettina von Armin (1785-1859), writer. In the background, a picture of Wiepesdorf castle and historic buildings of Berlin.

Reverse side

Brandenburg Gate

First issued

27 October 1992

10 DM banknotes, BBK3 series

10 Deutsche Mark (1999) - obverse
10 Deutsche Mark (1999) - reverse
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Colour

Bluish-violet

Size

130 x 65mm

Front side

Carl Friedrich Gauss (1777-1855), mathematician, astronomer, geodesist and physicist. In the background, buildings from historic Göttingen.

Reverse side

A sextant, like the one Gauss used for measuring.

First issued

16 April 1991

20 DM banknotes, BBK3 series

20 Deutsche Mark (1991) - obverse
20 Deutsche Mark (1991) - reverse
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Colour

Bluish-green

Size

138 x 68mm

Front side

Annette von Droste-Hülshoff (1797-1848), poet. In the background, historic buildings of the town of Meersburg.

Reverse side

A quill and a Beech Tree, referred to in Annette von Droste-Hülshoff's short novel "Die Judenbuche" (Jews' Beech Tree).

First issued

30 March 1992

50 DM banknotes, BBK3a series

50 Deutsche Mark (1991) - obverse
50 Deutsche Mark (1991) - reverse
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Colour

Olive brown

Size

146 x 71mm

Front side

Balthasar Neumann (1687-1753), baroque architect. In the background, historic buildings from the town of Würzburg.

Reverse side

Partial view of the stairway of the Würzburg residence and side-view of the St Benedict abbey church in Neresheim.

First issued

02 February 1998

100 DM banknotes, BBK3a series

100 Deutsche Mark (1996) - obverse
100 Deutsche Mark (1996) - reverse
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Colour

Reddish-blue

Size

154 x 74mm

Front side

Clara Schumann (1819-1896), pianist and composer. In the background, buildings from historic Leipzig.

Reverse side

A grand piano and the Hoch Conservatorium in Frankfurt where Clara Schumann taught for four years.

First issued

01 August 1997

200 DM banknotes, BBK3a series

200 Deutsche Mark (1996) - obverse
200 Deutsche Mark (1996) - reverse
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Colour

Red-orange

Size

162 x 77mm

Front side

Paul Ehrlich (1854-1915), doctor and serologist. In the background, historic buildings from the city of Frankfurt.

Reverse side

A microscope, used frequently by Paul Ehrlich in his work.

First issued

01 August 1997

500 DM banknotes, BBK3 series

500 Deutsche Mark (1991) - obverse
500 Deutsche Mark (1991) - reverse
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Colour

Red-purple

Size

170 x 80mm

Front side

Maria Sibylla Merian (1647-1717), painter, copper engraver and natural scientist. In the background, buildings from historical Nuremburg.

Reverse side

A dandelion, with the caterpillar and butterfly of the Pale Tussock Moth.

First issued

27 October 1992

1000 DM banknotes, BBK3 series

1000 Deutsche Mark (1991) - obverse
1000 Deutsche Mark (1991) - reverse
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Colour

Reddish-brown

Size

178 x 83mm

Front side

Wilhelm (1786-1859) and Jacob Grimm (1785-1863), linguists and collectors of German folklore. In the background, historic buildings from the city of Kassel.

Reverse side

The "German dictionary" and the "Royal Library" in Berlin, one of the domains of the Grimm Brothers.

First issued

27 October 1992