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50 Pfennig

50 Pfennig -  obverse50 Pfennig -  reverse

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Features

Country German Democratic Republic
(Germany)
Period Republic (1948-1990)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1958-1990
Value 50 Pfennig (0.50 DDM)
Currency Mark (1948-1990)
Composition Aluminium
Weight 2 g
Diameter 23 mm
Thickness 2.02 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Demonetized 07-01-1991
References KM# 12,
  • Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248979.
  • Thomas Michael (editor), Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2016. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1601-1700 (7th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248573.
  • Thomas Michael (editor); 2016. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800 (7th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440247064.
  • Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900 (9th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248955.
  • Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000 (47th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248962.
Schön# 12
  • Gerhard Schön; 2020. Weltmünzkatalog 20. Jahrhundert: 1901-2000 (47. Auflage). Gietl Verlag, Regenstauf, Germany. ISBN 9783866461840.
  • Helmut Kahnt, Günter Schön; 2016. Weltmünzkatalog 19. Jahrhundert: 1801-1900 (17. Auflage). Gietl Verlag, Regenstauf, Germany. ISBN 9783866461185.
  • Gerhard Schön, Sebastian Krämer; 2017. Weltmünzkatalog 21. Jahrhundert: 2001-2016 (3. Auflage). Gietl Verlag, Regenstauf, Germany. ISBN 9783866461383.

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

Lettering:
DEUTSCHE DEMOKRATISCHE
* REPUBLIK *

Translation:
German Democratic
Republic

Reverse

Face value below an oak leaf

Lettering:
50
PFENNIG
1972

Engraver: Rudi Högner

Edge

Reeded

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 0.25 0.24 0.35 0.35 72% KM#12.1 (small state emblem; Type A)
1968 A 19,860,400 0.28 0.32 0.52 22% KM#12.2 (larger state emblem; Type B)
1971 A 35,829,130 0.16 0.25 1.18 29% KM#12.2 (larger state emblem; Type B)
1972 A 8,117,258 0.35 10% KM#12.2 (larger state emblem; Type B)
1973 A 6,530,456 0.82 9% KM#12.2 (larger state emblem; Type C)
1979 A 1,027,000 2% KM#12.2 (larger state emblem; Type C)
1979 A 0.2% KM#12.2 (larger state emblem; Type C) Proof
1980 A 1,118,000 1.9% 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 0.69 0.60 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 0.16 0.24 0.59 1.07 1.33 24% KM#12.2 (larger state emblem; Type C)
1982 A 2,500 0.5% 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 3,015 0.2% KM#12.2 (larger state emblem; Type C) Proof
1984 A 5,000 0.3% KM#12.2 (larger state emblem; Type C) rare
1985 A 1,565,000 1.7% KM#12.2 (larger state emblem; Type C)
1985 A 2,816 0.2% 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 0.18% 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 0.13% KM#12.2 (larger state emblem; Type C) Proof
1989 A 31,000 0.5% KM#12.2 (larger state emblem; Type C)
1989 A 2,300 0.10% KM#12.2 (larger state emblem; Type C) Proof
1990 A 14,000 0.5% KM#12.2 (larger state emblem; Type C, in Sets only)

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