20 Pfennig

20 Pfennig - obverse20 Pfennig - reverse

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Features

Issuer German Democratic Republic (Germany)
Period Republic (1948-1990)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1969-1990
Value 20 Pfennig (0.2 DDM)
Currency Mark (1948-1990)
Composition Brass
Weight 5.4 g
Diameter 22.2 mm
Thickness 1.94 mm
Shape Round
Technique Milled
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Demonetized 1 July 1991
Number N# 1924
Numista type number (https://en.numista.com/help/what-is-the-n-number-visible-in-the-catalogue-33.html)
References KM# 11,
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# 11,
Gerhard Schön; 2022. Weltmünzkatalog / 20. Jahrhundert: 1901-2000 (47. Auflage). Battenberg Gietl Verlag, Regenstauf, Germany.
And 2 more volumes.
J# 1511a,
Kurt Jaeger, Michael Kurt Sonntag; 2019. Die deutschen Münzen seit 1871 : mit Prägezahlen und Bewertungen (26th edition). Battenberg Gietl Verlag, Regenstauf, Germany.
J# 1511b,
Kurt Jaeger, Michael Kurt Sonntag; 2019. Die deutschen Münzen seit 1871 : mit Prägezahlen und Bewertungen (26th edition). Battenberg Gietl Verlag, Regenstauf, Germany.
AKS# 706
Paul Arnold, Harald Küthmann, Dirk Steinhilber; 2020. Großer deutscher Münzkatalog von 1800 bis heute (35th edition). Battenberg Gietl Verlag, Regenstauf, Germany.

Obverse

The emblem of the German Democratic Republic, also known as East Germany (hammer and a compass, surrounded by wreath of ears with a ribbon displaying the flag colors: black, red and gold).

Script: Latin

Lettering:
DEUTSCHE DEMOKRATISCHE
* REPUBLIK *

Translation:
German Democratic
Republic

Reverse

Value above date, mintmak if present at the top.

Script: Latin

Lettering:
20
PFENNIG
1969

Engraver: Axel Bertram

Edge

Smooth

20 Pfennig -  obverse

Mint

A Berlin, Germany (1280-date)

Comments

J# 1511a : Without mintmark.
J# 1511b : With mintmark.

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Date Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1969  167 168 134 $ 0.09 $ 0.10 $ 0.21 $ 0.26 $ 0.52 $ 0.52 81%
1971  24 562 709 $ 0.27 $ 0.27 $ 0.68 19%
1972 A 5 006 887 $ 0.47 $ 1.00 6%
1973 A 2 524 000 $ 0.26 $ 0.92 4%
1974 A 7 458 000 $ 0.28 $ 0.28 $ 0.42 8%
1979 A 292 000 $ 0.21 2.0%
1979 A 0.16% Proof
1980 A 2 190 000 $ 0.52 2%
1980 A 0.14% Proof
1981 A 983 000 $ 0.95 $ 0.95 2%
1981 A 40 0.14% Proof
1982 A 10 458 000 2%
1982 A 2 500 0.18% Proof
1983 A 25 809 000 $ 0.23 $ 0.35 $ 0.35 $ 1.00 $ 1.10 $ 1.30 20%
1983 A 2 550 0.18% Proof
1984 A 25 009 000 $ 0.16 $ 0.29 $ 0.48 $ 0.58 $ 1.30 14%
1984 A 3 015 0.2% Proof
1985 A 1 559 000 $ 0.21 2%
1985 A 2 816 0.18% Proof
1986 A 1 147 000 1.7%
1986 A 2 800 0.12% Proof
1987 A 20 000 0.5% In Sets only
1987 A 2 345 0.14% Proof
1988 A 15 000 0.4% In Sets only
1988 A 2 300 0.08% Proof
1989 A 14 690 000 $ 0.30 $ 0.48 $ 0.48 $ 0.71 $ 1.00 7%
1989 A 2 300 0.12% Proof
1990 A 13 600 0.3% In Sets only

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