1 Deutsche Mark

1 Deutsche Mark -  obverse1 Deutsche Mark -  reverse

© Ulmo

Features

Issuer German Democratic Republic (Germany)
Period Republic (1948-1990)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1956-1963
Value 1 Deutsche Mark (1 DDM)
Currency Mark (1948-1990)
Composition Aluminium
Weight 2.4 g
Diameter 25 mm
Thickness 2.1 mm
Shape Round
Technique Milled
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Demonetized 30 June 1990
Number N# 6076
Numista type number (https://en.numista.com/help/what-is-the-n-number-visible-in-the-catalogue-33.html)
References KM# 13,
Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins / 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA.
And 5 more volumes.
Schön# 13
Gerhard Schön; 2018. Weltmünzkatalog / 20. Jahrhundert: 1901-2000 (46. Auflage). Battenberg Gietl Verlag, Regenstauf, Germany.
And 2 more volumes.

Obverse

State emblem (hammer and a compass, surrounded by wreath of ears with a ribbon displaying the flag colors: black, red and gold).

Lettering:
DEUTSCHE DEMOKRATISCHE
* REPUBLIK *

Translation:
German Democratic
Republic

Reverse

Value flanked by oak leaves, mintmark above.

Lettering:
A
1
DEUTSCHE
MARK
1963

Engraver: Rudi Högner

Edge

Smooth with imprints (13 small 6-rays stars).

1 Deutsche Mark -  obverse

© jasanche

Comments

A few different dies are known. There are many differences between dies, here marked those, which are enough for attribution.

Obverse
Die 1 - small embossed and spaced grains, at the bottom stalks snuggle to short ribbon.
Die 2 - large flat grains, at the bottom stalks protrude from long ribbon.

Reverse
Die 1956 - embossed font, small serifs at the right top of K to MARK.
Die 1962 - flat font, small serifs at the right top of K to MARK.
Die 1963 - flat font, very long serif at the right top of K to MARK.
Picture: © Images courtesy of Alexandr Prokofyev.


Combinations
Obv. Die 1 + Rev. 1956.
Obv. Die 1 + Rev. 1962.
Obv. Die 2 + Rev. 1963.

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Date Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1956 A 112 108 235 $ 0.14 $ 0.48 $ 0.48 $ 0.52 $ 0.83 $ 1.40 83%
1962 A 45 920 218 $ 0.48 $ 0.48 $ 1.04 28%
1963 A 31 909 934 $ 0.49 $ 0.49 $ 0.76 $ 2.09 18%

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