1 Pfennig

1 Pfennig - obverse1 Pfennig - reverse

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Features

Issuer German Democratic Republic (Germany)
Period Republic (1948-1990)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1960-1990
Value 1 Pfennig (0.01 DDM)
Currency Mark (1948-1990)
Composition Aluminium
Weight 0.75 g
Diameter 17 mm
Thickness 1.6 mm
Shape Round
Technique Milled
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Demonetized 1 July 1991
Number N# 1004
References KM# 8,
Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins / 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, United States.
And 5 more volumes.
Schön# 8
Gerhard Schön; 2022. Weltmünzkatalog / 20. Jahrhundert: 1901-2000 (47. Auflage). Battenberg Gietl Verlag, Regenstauf, Germany.
And 2 more volumes.

Obverse

State emblem of the German Democratic Republic (a hammer and a compass, surrounded by a ring of ears with a ribbon displaying the flag colors: black, red and yellow) with the country name around the rim.

Script: Latin

Lettering:
DEUTSCHE DEMOKRATISCHE
* REPUBLIK *

Translation:
German Democratic
Republic

Reverse

The face value and two oak leaves and the mintmark above the value, date at the bottom.

Script: Latin

Lettering:
A
1
PFENNIG
1968

Engraver: Rudi Högner

Edge

Smooth

1 Pfennig -  obverse

© 1983TwoPence

Mints

A Berlin, Germany (1280-date)
A Saint Petersburg / Leningrad / Petrograd, Russia (1724-date)

Comments

Different types of sides are known.

Obverse
Die 1 - details close to wide rim, at bottom stalks snuggle to ribbon, middle ear between orbits of ribbon on left side shows 7 grains and on right side  - 6 grains,  2 grains of the right ear between orbits touches the top orbit, the top left grain of the middle right ear has shape of triangle.
Die 2  - details close to wide rim, at bottom stalks snuggle to ribbon, middle ear between orbits of ribbon on left side shows 7 grains and on right side  - 6 grains,  2 grains of the right ear between orbits touches the top orbit, the top left grain of the middle right ear has shape of trapezium.
Die 3 - details close to narrower rim, at bottom stalks snuggle to ribbon, middle ear between orbits of ribbon on left side shows 7 grains and on right side  - 6 grains,  3 grains of the right ear between orbits touches the top orbit.
Die 4 - details closer to center, at bottom stalks snuggle to ribbon, middle ear between orbits of ribbon shows 4 grains on both sides.
Die 5 - details closer to center, at bottom stalks protrude from ribbon, middle ear between orbits of ribbon shows 4 grains on both sides.
Picture: © Images courtesy of Alexandr Prokofyev.


Reverse
Die A - details closer to narrow rim.
Die B - all details so large, that letters touch the rim.
Die C - details far from narrow rim.
Die D - details in finer lines very far from wide rim.
Die E - details in bolder lines very far from wide rim, wide date.
Note. There are many other differences between the dies, some of them in the shape of leaves additionally shown in the photos.
Picture: © Images courtesy of Alexandr Prokofyev.


Combinations
1+A: 1960-65, 1972, 1973.
1+C: 1975.
2+B: 1968 (Leningrad mint)
3+C: 1975.
4+D: 1977-1986.
4+E: 1987.
5+E: 1988-90.

Correspondence with Standard Catalog of World Coins:
1+A, 1+C, 2+B, 3+C - KM#8.1.
4+D, 4+E, 5+E - KM#8.2.

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Date Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1960 A 101 807 993 $ 0.03 $ 0.09 $ 0.15 $ 0.21 $ 0.76 15% KM# 8.1
1961 A 101 775 914 $ 0.11 $ 0.21 $ 0.21 $ 0.27 $ 0.84 14% KM# 8.1
1962 A 81 459 160 $ 0.11 $ 0.16 $ 0.33 $ 0.50 $ 2.70 13% KM# 8.1
1963 A 101 401 582 $ 0.11 $ 0.13 $ 0.21 $ 0.38 $ 2.40 15% KM# 8.1
1964 A 98 967 334 $ 0.12 $ 0.14 $ 0.32 $ 0.40 $ 0.95 15% KM# 8.1
1965 A 38 584 510 $ 0.12 $ 0.54 $ 1.80 8% KM# 8.1
1968 A 813 680 000 $ 0.08 $ 0.12 $ 0.16 $ 0.17 $ 0.33 $ 0.75 $ 0.90 61% KM# 8.1 - Leningrad Mint (USSR)
1972 A 4 800 734 $ 0.24 $ 0.91 3% KM# 8.1
1973 A 5 517 600 $ 1.80 2% KM# 8.1
1975 A 202 752 200 $ 0.09 $ 0.16 $ 0.16 $ 0.32 $ 0.75 $ 1.40 25% KM# 8.1
1977 A 61 560 000 $ 0.06 $ 0.11 $ 0.17 $ 0.17 $ 0.17 $ 1.90 16% KM# 8.2 (smaller design features)
1978 A 200 050 000 $ 0.12 $ 0.16 $ 0.16 $ 0.21 $ 0.24 15% KM# 8.2 (smaller design features)
1979 A 100 640 000 $ 0.11 $ 0.12 $ 0.20 $ 0.41 $ 0.69 14% KM# 8.2 (smaller design features)
1979 A 0.3% KM# 8.2 (smaller design features) Proof
1980 A 153 000 020 $ 0.05 $ 0.12 $ 0.21 $ 0.48 $ 0.91 17% KM# 8.2 (smaller design features)
1980 A 0.4% KM# 8.2 (smaller design features) Proof
1981 A 200 436 000 $ 0.08 $ 0.11 $ 0.11 $ 0.21 $ 0.39 $ 0.95 19% KM# 8.2 (smaller design features)
1981 A 40 0.3% KM# 8.2 (smaller design features) Proof
1982 A 99 200 000 $ 0.16 $ 0.17 $ 0.17 $ 0.46 14% KM# 8.2 (smaller design features)
1982 A 2 500 0.19% KM# 8.2 (smaller design features) Proof
1983 A 150 000 000 $ 0.11 $ 0.14 $ 0.20 $ 0.20 $ 1.00 16% KM# 8.2 (smaller design features)
1983 A 2 550 0.2% KM# 8.2 (smaller design features) Proof
1984 A 137 600 000 $ 0.19 $ 0.19 $ 0.19 $ 0.21 $ 0.21 $ 0.74 14% KM# 8.2 (smaller design features)
1984 A 3 015 0.17% KM# 8.2 (smaller design features) Proof
1985 A 125 060 000 $ 0.11 $ 0.11 $ 0.21 $ 0.27 $ 0.33 14% KM# 8.2 (smaller design features)
1985 A 2 816 0.3% KM# 8.2 (smaller design features) Proof
1986 A 73 900 000 $ 0.05 $ 0.10 $ 0.11 $ 0.17 $ 0.47 $ 0.47 11% KM# 8.2 (smaller design features)
1986 A 2 800 0.17% KM# 8.2 (smaller design features) Proof
1987 A 50 015 000 $ 0.11 $ 0.11 $ 0.21 8% KM# 8.2 (smaller design features)
1987 A 2 345 0.16% KM# 8.2 (smaller design features) Proof
1988 A 75 450 000 $ 0.11 $ 0.11 $ 0.20 $ 0.42 $ 0.42 12% KM# 8.2 (smaller design features)
1988 A 2 300 0.2% KM# 8.2 (smaller design features) Proof
1989 A 84 410 000 $ 0.11 $ 0.19 $ 0.19 $ 0.27 $ 0.80 12% KM# 8.2 (smaller design features)
1989 A 2 300 0.3% KM# 8.2 (smaller design features) Proof
1990 A 15 670 000 0.5% KM# 8.2 (smaller design features)

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