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50 Pfennig

50 Pfennig -  obverse 50 Pfennig -  reverse

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Features

Country German Democratic Republic
(Germany)
Type Common coin
Years 1958-1990
Value 50 Pfennig (0.50 DDM)
Metal Aluminium
Weight 2 g
Diameter 23 mm
Thickness 2.02 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Demonetized 01-07-1991
References KM# 12, Schön# 12
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)
Weltmünzkatalog
by Gerhard Schön, Günter Schön
(Battenberg Gietl Verlag)

Obverse

State emblem (hammer and a compass, surrounded by a ring of rye with a ribbon displaying the flag colors: black, red and yellow)

Lettering:
DEUTSCHE DEMOKRATISCHE
* REPUBLIK *

Translation: German Democratic Republic

Reverse

Facial value and an oak leaf

Lettering: 50 PFENNIG 1972

Engraver: Rudi Högner

Edge

Reeded

Comments

Different types of grain ears design
in coat of arms and size of "PFENNIG" letters.
Type A: smaller "PFENNIG"; smaller but more
embossed and spaced grain ears.
Type B: smaller "PFENNIG"; larger but flat relief and nearer grain ears.
Type C: larger "PFENNIG"; smaller but more embossed and spaced grain ears.

Inscription varieties exist.

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
1958 A 101,605,933 0.12 0.58 0.34 0.30 KM#12.1 (small state emblem; Type A)
1968 A 19,860,400 0.46 KM#12.2 (larger state emblem; Type B)
1971 A 35,829,130 0.23 1.52 KM#12.2 (larger state emblem; Type B)
1972 A 8,117,258 KM#12.2 (larger state emblem; Type B)
1973 A 6,530,456 0.64 KM#12.2 (larger state emblem; Type C)
1979 A 1,027,000 KM#12.2 (larger state emblem; Type C)
1979 A KM#12.2 (larger state emblem; Type C) Proof
1980 A 1,118,000 KM#12.2 (larger state emblem; Type C)
1980 A KM#12.2 (larger state emblem; Type C) Proof
1981 A 10,546,050 0.66 KM#12.2 (larger state emblem; Type C)
1981 A 40 KM#12.2 (larger state emblem; Type C) Proof
1982 A 79,832,250 0.37 0.27 0.35 KM#12.2 (larger state emblem; Type C)
1982 A 2,500 KM#12.2 (larger state emblem; Type C) Proof
1983 A 1,308,550 KM#12.2 (larger state emblem; Type C)
1983 A 2,550 KM#12.2 (larger state emblem; Type C) Proof
1984 A 3,015 KM#12.2 (larger state emblem; Type C) Proof
1984 A 5,000 KM#12.2 (larger state emblem; Type C) rare
1985 A 1,565,000 KM#12.2 (larger state emblem; Type C)
1985 A 2,816 KM#12.2 (larger state emblem; Type C) Proof
1986 A 776,000 KM#12.2 (larger state emblem; Type C)
1986 A 2,800 KM#12.2 (larger state emblem; Type C) Proof
1987 A 21,000 KM#12.2 (larger state emblem; Type C, in Sets only)
1987 A 2,345 KM#12.2 (larger state emblem; Type C) Proof
1988 A 15,000 KM#12.2 (larger state emblem; Type C, in Sets only)
1988 A 2,300 KM#12.2 (larger state emblem; Type C) Proof
1989 A 31,000 KM#12.2 (larger state emblem; Type C)
1989 A 2,300 KM#12.2 (larger state emblem; Type C) Proof
1990 A 14,000 KM#12.2 (larger state emblem; Type C, in Sets only)

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