1 Pfennig

Features

Country Federal Republic of Germany
Period Federal Republic (1949-date)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1948-1949
Value 1 Pfennig (0.01 DEM)
Currency Deutsche Mark (1948-2001)
Composition Copper clad steel
Weight 2 g
Diameter 16.5 mm
Thickness 1.38 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Demonetized 12-31-2001
Number N# 3423
Numista (https://numista.com)
References KM# A101,
Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins / 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA.
And 4 more volumes.
J# 376,
Kurt Jaeger, Michael Kurt Sonntag; 2019. Die deutschen Münzen seit 1871 : mit Prägezahlen und Bewertungen (26th edition). Battenberg Gietl Verlag, Regenstauf, Germany.
Schön# 99
Gerhard Schön; 2020. Weltmünzkatalog / 20. Jahrhundert: 1901-2000 (47. Auflage). Gietl Verlag, Regenstauf, Germany.
And 2 more volumes.

Obverse

Oak Sprig with the date below

Lettering:
BANK DEUTSCHER LÄNDER
· 1949 ·

Translation:
Bank of German States
1949

Engraver: Adolf Jäger

Reverse

Denomination between two Rye ears (Binomial Name: Secale cereal) and the mintmark at the top

Lettering:
J
1
PFENNIG

Engraver: Adolf Jäger

Edge

Smooth. Copper plating partly stretched over steel core, orientation is random.

1 Pfennig -  obverse

© Cyrillius

Mints

D Munich, Germany (1158-date)
F Staatliche Münze Baden-Württemberg, Stuttgart, Germany (1374-date)
G Staatliche Münze Baden-Württemberg, Karlsruhe, Germany (1827-date)
J Hamburgische Münze, Germany (801-date)

Comments

Varieties

Reverse

Die A - letter J larger and higher.
Die B - letter J smaller and lower.

Picture: © Images courtesy of Alexandr Prokofyev

Combinations
Die A: 1948 J, 1949 J.
Die B: 1949 J.

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Date Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1948 D 46 325 000 0.24 0.46 20%
1948 F 68 202 926 0.12 0.35 0.48 0.59 24%
1948 F 250 0.3% Proof
1948 G 45 603 980 0.24 0.48 11.59 19%
1948 J 79 303 828 0.48 0.43 14%
1949 D 99 862 985 0.92 0.07 0.66 0.35 1.18 0.48 32%
1949 D 250 0.6% Proof
1949 F 129 935 333 0.05 0.12 0.25 0.39 4.54 38%
1949 F 250 0.5% Proof
1949 G 70 954 463 0.05 0.27 0.28 0.59 8.15 23%
1949 J 101 931 670 0.20 0.30 0.30 1.18 37% Die A and B
1949 J 0.6% Proof

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