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1 Pfennig

1 Pfennig -  obverse1 Pfennig -  reverse

© Idolenz

Features

Country Germany - Federal Republic
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1950-2001
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
References KM# 105,
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)
J# 380,
Die deutschen Münzen seit 1871
by Kurt Jaeger
(Gietl)
Schön# 103
Weltmünzkatalog
by Gerhard Schön, Günter Schön
(Battenberg Gietl Verlag)

Obverse

An oak seedling.

Different designs:
Type 1: 1950 DFGJ
Type 2: 1950 DG, 1966-1970 (slight change at leaves and stalks)
Type 3: 1971-1980 (thinner lettering and slight change at leaf stalks)
Type 4: 1980-1990 (thinner date)
1990 F to 1996: new design of leaf stalks every year

Lettering:
BUNDESREPUBLIK DEUTSCHLAND
1950

Translation:
FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF GERMANY
1950

Engraver: Adolf Jäger

Reverse

Face value between two rye ears. Mintmark at top.

Mainly two different designs:
Type 1: 1950-1973 (short thick corns)
Type 2: 1971-1996 (long thin corns)

Lettering:
F
1
PFENNIG

Edge

Smooth. Copper plating partly stretched over steel core.

1 Pfennig -  obverse

© Cyrillius

Comments

Mintmark A indicates Berlin, D Munich, F Stuttgart, G Karlsruhe, J Hamburg

1980 F - bold date or thin date  with 1 and 9 different.

See also

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