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2 Deutsche Mark Franz Josef Strauss

2 Deutsche Mark (Franz Josef Strauss) -  obverse 2 Deutsche Mark (Franz Josef Strauss) -  reverse

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Features

Country Germany - Federal Republic
Type Circulating commemorative coin
Years 1990-2001
Value 2 Deutsche Mark (2 DEM)
Metal Copper-nickel clad Nickel
Weight 7 g
Diameter 26.75 mm
Thickness 1.79 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Demonetized 12-31-2001
References KM# 175, J# 450, Schön# 174
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)
Die deutschen Münzen seit 1871
by Kurt Jaeger
(Gietl)
Weltmünzkatalog
by Gerhard Schön, Günter Schön
(Battenberg Gietl Verlag)

Commemorative issue

40 years of Federal Republic of Germany

Obverse

An eagle, emblem of Germany

Lettering:
BUNDESREPUBLIK DEUTSCHLAND
1999
J
2 DEUTSCHE MARK

Reverse

Portrait of Franz Josef Strauß (1915-1988), a highly influential political man. He notably was defense minister in 1956, in charge of rebuilding the Bundeswehr, chairman of the Bavarian political party CSU from 1961 on and Bavarian minister-president from 1978 to his death.
1949-1989 celebrate 40 years of the western Federal Republic, from its founding to its reunification in 1990. F.J. Strauß was a political actor during this period from the early 50s to his death in 1988.

Lettering:
·BUNDESREPUBLIK DEUTSCHLAND·
1949 1989

Engraver: Erich Ott

Erich Ott is a German sculptor, engraver, and designer. He is best known for his design of numerous German commemorative coins and designed the German Deutsche Mark coins in 1977, the 5 DM coin, commemorating the 200th anniversary of Carl Friedrich Gauss.

Edge

Smooth with the inscription of the German motto (unity, justice and freedom)

Two varieties:
Edge text readable with obverse face up,
Edge text readable with reverse face up.

Lettering: EINIGKEIT UND RECHT UND FREIHEIT

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
1990 D 18,370,000 1.62
1990 D 45,000 Proof
1990 F 21,200,000 0.80
1990 F 45,000 Proof
1990 G 12,220,000 1.14
1990 G 45,000 Proof
1990 J 18,870,000 1.14
1990 J 45,000 Proof
1991 A 4,000,000
1991 A 45,000 Proof
1991 D 4,200,000
1991 D 45,000 Proof
1991 F 4,800,000
1991 F 45,000 Proof
1991 G 2,800,000
1991 G 45,000 Proof
1991 J 4,200,000
1991 J 45,000 Proof
1992 A 7,330,000
1992 A 45,000 Proof
1992 D 7,700,000
1992 D 45,000 Proof
1992 F 8,800,000
1992 F 45,000 Proof
1992 G 5,130,000
1992 G 45,000 Proof
1992 J 7,700,000
1992 J 45,000 Proof
1993 A 45,000 Proof
1993 A 600,000 rare
1993 D 45,000 Proof
1993 D 630,000 rare
1993 F 45,000 Proof
1993 F 720,000 rare
1993 G 45,000 Proof
1993 G 420,000 rare
1993 J 45,000 Proof
1993 J 630,000 rare
1994 A 5,000,000
1994 A 45,000 Proof
1994 D 5,250,000
1994 D 45,000 Proof
1994 F 6,000,000
1994 F 45,000 Proof
1994 G 3,500,000
1994 G 45,000 Proof
1994 J 5,250,000
1994 J 45,000 Proof
1995 A 1,595,000
1995 A 45,000 Proof
1995 D 20,000 in Sets only
1995 D 45,000 Proof
1995 F 20,000 in Sets only
1995 F 45,000 Proof
1995 G 620,000
1995 G 45,000 Proof
1995 J 20,000
1995 J 45,000 Proof
1996 A in Sets only
1996 A 45,000 Proof
1996 D in Sets only
1996 D 45,000 Proof
1996 F in Sets only
1996 F 45,000 Proof
1996 G in Sets only
1996 G 45,000 Proof
1996 J in Sets only
1996 J 45,000 Proof
1997 A 70,000 in Sets only
1997 A 45,000 Proof
1997 D 70,000 in Sets only
1997 D 45,000 Proof
1997 F 70,000 in Sets only
1997 F 45,000 Proof
1997 G 70,000 in Sets only
1997 G 45,000 Proof
1997 J 70,000 in Sets only
1997 J 45,000 Proof
1998 A 70,000 in Sets only
1998 A 45,000 Proof
1998 D 70,000 in Sets only
1998 D 45,000 Proof
1998 F 70,000 in Sets only
1998 F 45,000 Proof
1998 G 70,000 in Sets only
1998 G 45,000 Proof
1998 J 70,000 in Sets only
1998 J 45,000 Proof
1999 A 70,000 in Sets only
1999 A 45,000 Proof
1999 D 70,000 in Sets only
1999 D 45,000 Proof
1999 F 70,000 in Sets only
1999 F 45,000 Proof
1999 G 70,000 in Sets only
1999 G 45,000 Proof
1999 J 70,000 in Sets only
1999 J 45,000 Proof
2000 A 70,000 in Sets only
2000 A 45,000 Proof
2000 D 70,000 in Sets only
2000 D 45,000 Proof
2000 F 70,000 in Sets only
2000 F 45,000 Proof
2000 G 70,000 in Sets only
2000 G 45,000 Proof
2000 J 70,000 in Sets only
2000 J 45,000 Proof
2001 A 130,000 in Sets only
2001 A 78,000 Proof
2001 D 130,000 in Sets only
2001 D 78,000 Proof
2001 F 130,000 in Sets only
2001 F 78,000 Proof
2001 G 130,000 in Sets only
2001 G 78,000 Proof
2001 J 130,000 in Sets only
2001 J 78,000 Proof

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