50 Pfennig

50 Pfennig - obverse50 Pfennig - reverse

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Features

Issuer German Democratic Republic (Germany)
Period Democratic Republic (1949-1990)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1958-1990
Value 50 Pfennigs (50 Pfennige) (0.50 DDM)
Currency Mark (1948-1990)
Composition Aluminium
Weight 2 g
Diameter 23 mm
Thickness 2.02 mm
Shape Round
Technique Milled
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Demonetized 1 July 1991
Number
N#
2032
References KM# 12,
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# 12
Gerhard Schön; 2022. Weltmünzkatalog / 20. Jahrhundert: 1901-2000 (47. Auflage). Battenberg Gietl Verlag, Regenstauf, Germany.
And 1 more volumes.

Obverse

State emblem of the German Democratic Republic (hammer and a compass, surrounded by a ring of rye with a ribbon displaying the flag colours: black, red and yellow), also known as East Germany, with the country name around the rim.

Script: Latin

Lettering:
DEUTSCHE DEMOKRATISCHE
* REPUBLIK *

Translation:
German Democratic
Republic

Reverse

Face value below an oak leaf.

Script: Latin

Lettering:
A
50
PFENNIG
1958

Engraver: Rudi Högner

Edge

Reeded

50 Pfennig -  obverse

Mint

a Berlin, Germany (1280-date)

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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Date Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1958 A 101 605 933 $ 0.06 $ 0.21 $ 0.21 $ 0.32 $ 0.39 $ 0.74 $ 2.40 71% KM#12.1 (small state emblem; Type A)
1968 A 19 860 400 $ 0.30 $ 0.31 $ 0.45 $ 0.58 $ 2.10 23% KM#12.2 (larger state emblem; Type B)
1971 A 35 829 130 $ 0.10 $ 0.23 $ 0.23 $ 0.23 $ 0.80 $ 1.20 $ 1.40 29% KM#12.2 (larger state emblem; Type B)
1972 A 8 117 258 $ 0.32 $ 0.42 $ 0.75 $ 1.90 10% KM#12.2 (larger state emblem; Type B)
1973 A 6 530 456 $ 0.74 $ 0.74 $ 0.74 9% KM#12.2 (larger state emblem; Type C)
1979 A 1 027 000 $ 7.90 2% KM#12.2 (larger state emblem; Type C)
1979 A 0.2% KM#12.2 (larger state emblem; Type C) Proof
1980 A Photo 1 118 000 2% KM#12.2 (larger state emblem; Type C)
1980 A 0.15% KM#12.2 (larger state emblem; Type C) Proof
1981 A 10 546 050 $ 0.53 $ 0.58 $ 0.59 $ 0.59 9% KM#12.2 (larger state emblem; Type C)
1981 A 40 0.2% KM#12.2 (larger state emblem; Type C) Proof
1982 A 79 832 250 $ 0.12 $ 0.21 $ 0.21 $ 0.21 $ 0.53 $ 0.91 $ 2.00 25% KM#12.2 (larger state emblem; Type C)
1982 A 2 500 0.4% KM#12.2 (larger state emblem; Type C) Proof
1983 A 1 308 550 2% KM#12.2 (larger state emblem; Type C)
1983 A 2 550 0.13% KM#12.2 (larger state emblem; Type C) Proof
1984 A 5 000 0.4% KM#12.2 (larger state emblem; Type C)
1984 A 3 015 0.15% KM#12.2 (larger state emblem; Type C) Proof
1985 A 1 565 000 $ 1.10 1.8% KM#12.2 (larger state emblem; Type C)
1985 A 2 816 0.17% KM#12.2 (larger state emblem; Type C) Proof
1986 A 776 000 1.3% KM#12.2 (larger state emblem; Type C)
1986 A 2 800 0.15% KM#12.2 (larger state emblem; Type C) Proof
1987 A 21 000 0.9% KM#12.2 (larger state emblem; Type C, in Sets only)
1987 A 2 345 0.2% KM#12.2 (larger state emblem; Type C) Proof
1988 A 15 000 0.4% KM#12.2 (larger state emblem; Type C, in Sets only)
1988 A 2 300 0.09% KM#12.2 (larger state emblem; Type C) Proof
1989 A 31 000 0.6% KM#12.2 (larger state emblem; Type C)
1989 A 2 300 0.07% KM#12.2 (larger state emblem; Type C) Proof
1990 A 14 000 0.4% KM#12.2 (larger state emblem; Type C, in Sets only)

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Past sales

Pictures Sale Date Version Grade Sold price
Picture 1 of a sold 50 Pfennig
Katz
Auction 72
Lot 1752
Internet Archive
Dec 21, 2022 1980 A – KM#12.2 (larger state emblem; Type C) UNC USD 27.71
(EUR 26.00)
(+ buyer's premium)
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