5 Mark Johannes Kepler


Issuer German Democratic Republic (Germany)
Period Republic (1948-1990)
Type Non-circulating coin
Year 1971
Value 5 Mark (5.00 DDM)
Currency Mark (1948-1990)
Composition Copper-nickel
Weight 12.2 g
Diameter 29 mm
Thickness 1.8 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Demonetized Yes
Number N# 28031
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References KM# 30,
Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins / 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA.
And 4 more volumes.
Schön# 34,
Gerhard Schön; 2020. Weltmünzkatalog / 20. Jahrhundert: 1901-2000 (47. Auflage). Gietl Verlag, Regenstauf, Germany.
And 2 more volumes.
J# 1534,
Kurt Jaeger, Michael Kurt Sonntag; 2019. Die deutschen Münzen seit 1871 : mit Prägezahlen und Bewertungen (26th edition). Battenberg Gietl Verlag, Regenstauf, Germany.
AKS# 805
Paul Arnold, Harald Küthmann, Dirk Steinhilber; 2020. Großer deutscher Münzkatalog von 1800 bis heute (35th edition). Battenberg Gietl Verlag, Regenstauf, Germany.

Commemorative issue

400th Anniversary of the Birth of Johannes Kepler


1971 5 MARK


Design of the coin represents the 2 Kepler laws of movement of planets. The first law is depicted as a planet on an elliptic orbit. The Sun is not in center of it, but a bit aside (in focus of the ellipse). The 16 sectors of equal area represent the second law: for the areas are equal, it takes equal time for planet to pass them.

1571 1630



Lettering: 5 MARK * 5 MARK * 5 MARK * 5 MARK *

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC
1971 A 100 266 $ 10 $ 12 27 melted

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