The Bundesbank is entrusted with the task of ensuring that sufficient cash is available for the execution of payments. It is not involved in the business of trading coins and therefore cannot provide any information regarding their collector’s value.
Various coin catalogues containing information on DM coins can be accessed in libraries or purchased from booksellers.
The Bundesbank's euro for DM exchange guarantee covers an unlimited amount of cash and runs for an indefinite period. An overview of the exchange periods that apply within the euro area is given in the table "Exchange periods applying within the euro area".
As a result of the introduction of euro banknotes and coins, all payment media denominated in DM ceased to be legal tender on 31 December 2001. No further issue by the Bundesbank is therefore possible. However, both standard DM coins and DM commemorative coins with a face value of DM5 and DM10 are obtainable through commercial coin dealers.
Production of DM coins for payment purposes stopped in 1996.
Between 1997 and 2001 only small quantities of DM coins were minted for the collectors' series handled by the Selling Agency for Collectors' Coins. However, all these coins have since been sold. The sets of collectors' coins were offered in both a proof finish and a standard finish.
Yes. You can exchange unlimited amounts of the banknotes and coins listed below indefinitely and free of charge at all Deutsche Bundesbank branches during counter opening hours. The official euro conversion rate is EUR 1 for DEM 1.95583.