German euro coins


German euro coins have three separate designs for the three series of coins. The 1-cent, 2-cent and 5-cent coins were designed by Rolf Lederbogen [de], the design for the 10-cent, 20-cent and 50-cent coins were designed by Reinhard Heinsdorff [de] and the 1- and 2-euro coins were done by Heinz Hoyer [de] and Sneschana Russewa-Hoyer. Featured in all designs are the 12 stars of the EU and the year of minting.

In addition to the year, the German coins also feature a small letter as a mint mark indicating the particular mint that minted the coin.

The letters were assigned to the mints as they opened. The mints in Hannover/Vienna (B), Frankfurt am Main (C), Dresden/Muldenhütte (E), and Darmstadt (H) have since been closed; the last, Muldenhütte, in 1953.

German euro design


For images of the common side and a detailed description of the coins, see euro coins.

Depiction of German euro coinage | Obverse side
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German oak twig which was also featured on the former pfennig.
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The Brandenburg Gate as a symbol of division and unity.
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The edge lettering features the words "EINIGKEIT UND RECHT UND FREIHEIT" (Unity and Justice and Freedom), Germany's national motto and the beginning of Germany's national anthem.
Interpretation of the German eagle, symbol of German sovereignty.

Circulating Mintage quantities


The following table shows the mintage quantity for all German euro coins, per denomination, per year (the numbers are represented in millions).[1]

Face Value €0.01 €0.02 €0.05 €0.10 €0.20 €0.50 €1.00 €2.00
2002 A 800.0 360.0 480.0 696.1 378.1 337.7 367.9 238.9
2002 D 840.0 483.0 504.0 722.0 367.0 370.2 372.6 238.9
2002 F 960.0 507.8 576.0 838.8 421.6 430.5 439.8 281.1
2002 G 560.0 311.8 336.0 494.3 251.9 256.6 266.4 182.0
2002 J 840.0 419.4 504.0 758.6 441.0 401.4 372.3 257.8
2002 Total 4,840.0 2,501.4 2,904.0 4,268.4 2,300.5 2,156.9 2,186.9 1,448.0
Face Value €0.01 €0.02 €0.05 €0.10 €0.20 €0.50 €1.00 €2.00
2003 A * 200.0 * 50.7 41.9 * 50.3 20.5
2003 D * 105.0 * 50.8 24.1 70.6 * 22.2
2003 F * 164.2 * 6.0 82.4 * * 24.5
2003 G * 80.2 * 13.0 42.1 * * 29.1
2003 J * 168.6 * 25.5 * 39.6 29.9 19.5
2003 Total * 718.0 * 146.0 190.5 110.2 80.2 115.8
*** Small quantities minted for sets only
Face Value €0.01 €0.02 €0.05 €0.10 €0.20 €0.50 €1.00 €2.00
2004 A 280.0 127.0 112.0 * * 82.3 21.9 31.6
2004 D 294.0 133.4 117.6 11.2 49.8 * 89.3 19.8
2004 F 336.0 152.4 134.4 51.4 * 73.5 88.2 *
2004 G 196.0 88.9 78.4 15.5 * 37.4 41.7 *
2004 J 294.0 133.4 117.6 * * * * 22.5
2004 Total 1,400.0 635.1 560.0 78.1 49.8 193.2 241.1 73.9
*** Small quantities minted for sets only
Face Value €0.01 €0.02 €0.05 €0.10 €0.20 €0.50 €1.00 €2.00
2005 A 120.0 73.0 44.0 * 8.0 * * *
2005 D 126.0 76.7 46.2 * 8.4 * * *
2005 F 144.0 87.6 52.8 * 9.6 * * *
2005 G 84.0 51.1 30.8 * 5.6 * * *
2005 J 126.0 76.7 46.2 * 8.4 * 59.8 *
2005 Total 600.0 365.1 220.0 * 40.0 * 59.8 *
*** Small quantities minted for sets only
Face Value €0.01 €0.02 €0.05 €0.10 €0.20 €0.50 €1.00 €2.00 €2.00 CC
2006 A * 108.0 27.0 * 39.0 * * * 6.0
2006 D * 113.4 28.4 * 41.0 * * * 6.3
2006 F * 129.6 32.4 * 46.8 * * * 7.2
2006 G * 75.6 18.9 * 27.3 * * * 4.2
2006 J * 148.4 28.4 * 41.0 * * * 6.3
2006 Total * 575.0 135.1 * 195.1 * * * 30.0
*** Small quantities minted for sets only
Face Value €0.01 €0.02 €0.05 €0.10 €0.20 €0.50 €1.00 €2.00 €2.00 CC1 €2.00 CC2
2007 A 119.4 100.0 52.4 * 21.6 * * * 1.04 1.0
2007 D 125.4 105.0 55.0 * 22.7 * * * 11.84 14.50
2007 F 143.3 120.0 62.9 * 25.9 * * * 11.85 8.00
2007 G 83.6 70.0 36.7 * 15.1 * * * 4.2 5.0
2007 J 125.4 105.0 55.0 * 22.9 * * * 1.07 1.50
2007 Total 597.1 500.0 262.0 * 108.2 * * * 30.0 30.0
* No coins were minted that year for that denomination

*** Small quantities minted for sets only

Face Value €0.01 €0.02 €0.05 €0.10 €0.20 €0.50 €1.00 €2.00 €2.00 CC
2008 A 101.2 80.0 29.2 *** 15.8 *** *** 11.4 1.0
2008 D 106.3 84.0 30.7 *** 16.6 *** *** 11.99 8.9
2008 F 121.4 96.0 35.0 *** 19.0 *** *** 13.7 9.6
2008 G 70.8 56.0 20.4 *** 11.1 *** *** 8.0 4.2
2008 J 106.3 84.0 30.7 *** 16.3 *** *** 12.0 6.3
2008 Total 506.0 400.0 146.0 *** 78.8 *** *** 56.9 30.0
*** Small quantities minted for sets only
Face Value €0.01 €0.02 €0.05 €0.10 €0.20 €0.50 €1.00 €2.00 €2.00 CC1 €2.00 CC2
2009 A 100.0 59.0 39.6 *** 21.6 *** *** * 6.0 6.0
2009 D 105.0 62.0 41.6 *** 22.7 *** *** * 6.3 6.3
2009 F 120.0 70.8 47.5 *** 25.9 *** *** * 7.2 7.2
2009 G 70.0 41.3 27.7 *** 15.1 *** *** * 4.2 4.2
2009 J 105.0 62.0 41.6 *** 22.7 *** *** * 6.3 6.3
2009 Total 500.0 295.1 198.0 *** 108.0 *** *** * 30.0 30.0
* No coins were minted that year for that denomination
*** Small quantities minted for sets only
Face Value €0.01 €0.02 €0.05 €0.10 €0.20 €0.50 €1.00 €2.00 €2.00 CC
2010 A 94.4 72.8 39.8 *** 24.4 *** *** 19.6 6.0
2010 D 99.1 76.4 41.8 *** 25.6 *** *** 20.6 6.3
2010 F 113.3 87.4 47.8 *** 29.3 *** *** 23.5 7.2
2010 G 66.1 51.0 27.9 *** 17.1 *** *** 13.7 4.2
2010 J 99.1 76.4 41.8 *** 25.6 *** *** 20.6 6.3
2010 Total 472.0 364.0 199.1 *** 122.0 *** *** 98.0 30.0
*** Small quantities minted for sets only
Face Value €0.01 €0.02 €0.05 €0.10 €0.20 €0.50 €1.00 €2.00 €2.00 CC
2011 A 118.4 100.4 59.2 *** 33.0 *** *** 23.8 6.0
2011 D 124.3 105.4 62.2 *** 34.7 *** *** 24.98 6.30
2011 F 142.1 120.5 71.0 *** 39.6 *** *** 27.52 7.2
2011 G 82.9 70.3 41.4 *** 23.1 *** *** 17.46 4.2
2011 J 124.3 105.4 62.2 *** 34.7 *** *** 24.98 6.3
2011 Total 592.0 502.0 296.0 *** 165.1 *** *** 118.9 30.0
*** Small quantities minted for sets only
Face Value €0.01 €0.02 €0.05 €0.10 €0.20 €0.50 €1.00 €2.00 €2.00 CC1 €2.00 CC2
2012 A 104.20 77.40 41.80 * 21.20 * * * 6.00 6.00
2012 D 109.41 81.26 43.89 * 22.26 * * * 6.30 6.30
2012 F 125.04 92.88 50.16 * 25.44 * * * 7.20 7.20
2012 G 72.94 54.18 29.26 * 14.84 * * * 4.20 4.20
2012 J 109.41 81.31 43.89 * 22.26 * * * 6.30 6.30
2012 Total 521.00 387.00 209.00 0 106.00 0 0 0 30.00 30.00
*** Small quantities minted for sets only
Source:[2]
Face Value €0.01 €0.02 €0.05 €0.10 €0.20 €0.50 €1.00 €2.00 €2.00 CC1 €2.00 CC2
2013 A 60,00 60,00 32,00 * 16,00 * * * 6,00 2.20
2013 D 63.00 63.00 33.60 * 16.80 * * * 6.30 2.31
2013 F 72.00 72.00 38.40 * 19.20 * * * 7.20 2.64
2013 G 42.00 42.00 22.40 * 11.20 * * * 4.20 1.54
2013 J 63.00 63.00 33.60 * 16.80 * * * 6.30 2.31
2013 Total 300.00 300.00 160.00 0 80.00 0 0 0 29.70 11.00
*** Small quantities minted for sets only
Source:[2]
Face Value €0.01 €0.02 €0.05 €0.10 €0.20 €0.50 €1.00 €2.00 €2.00 CC
2014 A 66.00 61.80 32.00 * 19.20 * * 5.60 6.00
2014 D 69,30 64.89 33.60 * 20.16 * * 5.88 6.30
2014 F 79,20 74.16 38.40 * 23.04 * * 6.72 7.20
2014 G 46.20 42.26 22.40 * 13.44 * * 3.92 4.20
2014 J 69.30 64.89 33.60 * 20.16 * * 5.88 6.30
2014 Total 330.00 309.00 160.00 0 96.00 0 0 28.00 30.00
*** Small quantities minted for sets only
Source:[2]
Face Value €0.01 €0.02 €0.05 €0.10 €0.20 €0.50 €1.00 €2.00 €2.00 CC1 €2.00 CC2 €2.00 CC3
2015 A 86.20 76.00 32.80 * 20.80 * * * 6.00 6.00 6.00
2015 D 90.51 79.80 34.44 * 23.94 * * * 6.30 6.30 6.30
2015 F 102.44 91.20 39.36 * 27.36 * * * 7.20 7.20 7.20
2015 G 60.34 53.20 22.96 * 15.96 * * * 4.20 4.20 4.20
2015 J 90.51 79.80 34.44 * 23.94 * * * 6.30 6.30 6.30
2015 Total 431.00 380.00 164.00 0 114.00 0 0 0 30.00 30.00 30.00
*** Small quantities minted for sets only
Source:[2]
Face Value €0.01 €0.02 €0.05 €0.10 €0.20 €0.50 €1.00 €2.00 €2.00 CC
2016 A 116.60 101.40 49.20 *** 38.40 *** *** 14.20 6.00
2016 D 122.43 106.47 51.66 *** 40.32 *** *** 14.91 6.30
2016 F 139.92 121.68 59.04 *** 46.08 *** *** 17.04 7.20
2016 G 81.62 70.98 34.44 *** 26.88 *** *** 9.94 4.20
2016 J 122.43 106.47 51.66 *** 40.32 *** *** 14.91 6.30
2016 Total 583.00 507.00 246.00 *** 192.00 *** *** 71.00 30.00
*** Small quantities minted for sets only
Source:[2]

€2 commemorative coins


German Bundesländer series

Germany started the commemorative coin series Die 16 Bundesländer der Bundesrepublik Deutschland (The 16 States of the Federal Republic of Germany) in 2006, to continue until 2021. The year in which the coin for a specific state is issued coincides with that state's Presidency of the Bundesrat.[3] In 2018, Daniel Günther, the Minister President of Schleswig-Holstein, became the President of the Bundesrat for a one-year term. As a Schleswig-Holstein coin had already been minted in 2006, it was decided to delay the release of the following three states' coins by a year. Instead of honouring a state in 2019, the minted coin commemorates 70 years since the constitution of the German Federal Council or Bundesrat. The last three coins of the series were therefore postponed to 2020, 2021 and 2022, respectively. The coins issued are:

YearNumberStateDesign
20061 Schleswig-HolsteinHolstentor in Lübeck
20072 Mecklenburg-VorpommernSchwerin Castle
20083 HamburgSt. Michael's Church
20094 SaarlandLudwigskirche in Saarbrücken
20105 BremenCity Hall and Roland
20116 North Rhine-WestphaliaCologne Cathedral
20127 BavariaNeuschwanstein Castle near Füssen
20138 Baden-WürttembergMaulbronn Abbey
20149 Lower SaxonySt. Michael's Church in Hildesheim
201510 HesseSt. Paul's Church in Frankfurt am Main
201611 SaxonyZwinger Palace in Dresden
201712 Rhineland-PalatinatePorta Nigra in Trier
201813 BerlinCharlottenburg Palace
201914Prussian House of Lords
202015 BrandenburgSanssouci Palace in Potsdam
202116 Saxony-AnhaltMagdeburg Cathedral
202217 ThuringiaWartburg Castle in Eisenach

The original designs for these states were changed and were as follows:[3]

Others

As of 2019, Germany has issued eight other €2 commemorative coins in addition to those of the "Bundesländer" series:

YearSubject
200750th anniversary of the signing of the Treaty of Rome
200910th anniversary of the creation of the European Monetary Union
201210th anniversary of the introduction of the euro
201350th anniversary of the signing of the Élysée Treaty
201525th anniversary of the reunification of Germany
201530th anniversary of the flag of Europe being adopted as the flag of the European Union
2018100th anniversary of the birth of Helmut Schmidt
201930th anniversary of the Fall of the Berlin Wall. Joint Issue with France

Collector coins


References


  1. "Circulating Mintage quantities". Henning Agt. Retrieved 22 August 2008.
  2. "Vom Bundesministerium der Finanzen erteilte Aufträge zur Prägung von Euro-Umlaufmünzen" (PDF). Deutsche Bundesbank Zentralbereich Bargeld. 27 November 2018.
  3. "The Euro – FAQ: Bundesländer Series". 7 April 2007. Retrieved 7 April 2007.