To mark the introduction of euro cash, the German government had €100 and €200 collector coins (99.99% pure gold) weighing half an ounce (nominal value €100) and 1 ounce (nominal value €200) minted. 500,000 €100 coins were minted (100,000 coins for each of the mints A, D, F, G and J); 100,000 €200 collector coins were produced (20,000 coins per mint). The coins were brought into circulation on 9 May 2002.
From 2003, over a period of several years, the German Federal Ministry of Finance issued a series of €100 collector coins on the theme of UNESCO world heritage sites in Germany. The coins are made of fine gold (99.99% Au) and weigh 15.55g (half an ounce).
Images and descriptions of the €100 and €200 collector coins can be found on the website of the German Sales Agency for Collector's Coins.
These coins are brought into circulation by the German Sales Agency for Collector's Coin, and can be purchased from this agency through a special ordering procedure. The Deutsche Bundesbank plays no part in bringing the coins into circulation.
The file below contains an overview of the € 20, 100 and 200 collector coins that have been minted or are scheduled to be minted in the Federal Republic of Germany.