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1 Pfennig

1 Pfennig -  obverse 1 Pfennig -  reverse

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Features

Country German Democratic Republic
Type Common coin
Years 1952-1953
Value 1 Pfennig (0.01 DDM)
Metal Aluminium
Weight 0.75 g
Diameter 17 mm
Thickness 1.60 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Demonetized 31-12-1970
References KM# 5, Schön# 5
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)
Weltmünzkatalog
by Gerhard Schön, Günter Schön
(Battenberg Gietl Verlag)

Obverse

Hammer and compass on two wheat stalks symbolizing the alliance of the working class with the toiling peasants and the creative intelligentsia, after the emblem of the Five-Year Plan.

Lettering: 1952

Engraver: Franz Paul Krischker

Reverse

Value

Lettering:
DEUTSCHLAND
1 PFENNIG
E

Translation:
Germany
Pfennig

Engraver: Franz Paul Krischker

Edge

Smooth

Comments

Berlin "A" mintages have legend closer to rim than Muldenhütten "E" mintages.

How to understand the difference between large "A" and small "A" for 1952:

this is large "A":


and this is small "A":

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Year Mintage VG F VF XF UNC
1952 A 297,213,351 large "A" (like KM# 1)
1952 A small "A" (like 1953)
1952 E 49,295,502
1953 A 114,001,762 1.08
1953 E 50,876,044

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