5 Pfennig

5 Pfennig - obverse5 Pfennig - reverse

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Features

Issuer German Democratic Republic (Germany)
Period Democratic Republic (1949-1990)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1968-1990
Value 5 Pfennigs (5 Pfennige) (0.05 DDM)
Currency Mark (1948-1990)
Composition Aluminium
Weight 1.1 g
Diameter 19 mm
Thickness 1.8 mm
Shape Round
Technique Milled
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Demonetized 1 July 1991
Number
N#
1926
References KM# 9,
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# 9
Gerhard Schön; 2022. Weltmünzkatalog / 20. Jahrhundert: 1901-2000 (47. Auflage). Battenberg Gietl Verlag, Regenstauf, Germany.
And 1 more volumes.

Obverse

Emblem of the GDR (German Democratic Republic) (a hammer and a compass, surrounded by wreath of ears with a ribbon displaying the flag colors: black, red and yellow).

Script: Latin

Lettering:
DEUTSCHE DEMOKRATISCHE
REPUBLIK

Translation: German Democratic Republic

Engraver: Rudi Högner

Reverse

The face value and two oak leaves with the date below and the mintmark at the top.

Script: Latin

Lettering:
A
5
PFENNIG
1968

Engraver: Rudi Högner

Edge

Smooth

5 Pfennig -  obverse

© 1983TwoPence

Mint

A Berlin, Germany (1280-date)

Comments

Reverse variations of KM#9.1:


In 1975, the arms of the German Democratic Republic are slightly smaller on the obverse.

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Date Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1968 A 282 303 197 $ 0.21 $ 0.21 $ 0.21 $ 0.21 $ 0.33 $ 0.41 $ 0.98 67% KM# 9.1 (design farther from the edge)
1972 A 51 461 800 $ 0.27 $ 0.27 $ 0.27 $ 0.27 $ 0.27 21% KM# 9.1
1975 A 84 709 850 $ 0.16 $ 0.16 $ 0.21 $ 0.36 $ 0.78 $ 1.30 29% KM# 9.1 (design closer to the edge)
1976 A 2 0.2% KM# 9.2 (smaller design features)
1978 A 43 257 450 $ 0.12 $ 0.14 $ 0.26 $ 0.26 $ 0.48 16% KM# 9.2 (smaller design features)
1979 A 46 194 200 $ 0.17 $ 0.17 $ 0.20 $ 0.21 $ 0.40 $ 0.51 17% KM# 9.2 (smaller design features)
1979 A 0.3% KM# 9.2 (smaller design features) Proof
1980 A 31 977 000 $ 0.13 $ 0.13 $ 0.21 $ 0.21 $ 0.21 $ 0.54 12% KM# 9.2 (smaller design features)
1980 A 0.4% KM# 9.2 (smaller design features) Proof
1981 A 33 101 999 $ 0.15 $ 0.15 $ 0.21 $ 0.62 $ 0.62 13% KM# 9.2 (smaller design features)
1981 A 40 0.3% KM# 9.2 (smaller design features) Proof
1982 A 916 000 0.9% KM# 9.2 (smaller design features)
1982 A 2 500 0.16% KM# 9.2 (smaller design features) Proof
1983 A 100 890 000 $ 0.08 $ 0.08 $ 0.21 $ 0.22 $ 0.31 $ 0.85 25% KM# 9.2 (smaller design features)
1983 A 2 550 0.4% KM# 9.2 (smaller design features) Proof
1984 A 6 000 0.4% KM# 9.2 (smaller design features)
1984 A 3 015 0.08% KM# 9.2 (smaller design features) Proof
1985 A 1 000 000 $ 1.10 1.3% KM# 9.2 (smaller design features)
1985 A 2 816 0.16% KM# 9.2 (smaller design features) Proof
1986 A 1 000 000 1.2% KM# 9.2 (smaller design features)
1986 A 2 800 0.11% KM# 9.2 (smaller design features) Proof
1987 A 20 000 0.5% KM# 9.2 (smaller design features)
1987 A 2 345 0.11% KM# 9.2 (smaller design features) Proof
1988 A 35 929 000 $ 0.10 $ 0.20 $ 0.21 $ 0.37 $ 0.37 12% KM# 9.2 (smaller design features)
1988 A 2 300 0.17% KM# 9.2 (smaller design features) Proof
1989 A 21 540 000 $ 0.23 $ 0.23 $ 0.48 $ 0.48 $ 0.48 7% KM# 9.2 (smaller design features)
1989 A 2 300 0.19% KM# 9.2 (smaller design features) Proof
1990 A 50 630 000 $ 0.42 $ 0.42 3% KM# 9.2 (smaller design features)

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