German euro coins

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German euro coins have three separate designs for the three series of coins. The 1-cent, 2-cent and 5-cent coins were designed by Rolf Lederbogen  [ de ], the design for the 10-cent, 20-cent and 50-cent coins were designed by Reinhard Heinsdorff  [ de ] and the 1- and 2-euro coins were done by Heinz Hoyer  [ de ] and Sneschana Russewa-Hoyer. Featured in all designs are the 12 stars of the EU and the year of minting.

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In addition to the year, the German coins also feature a small letter as a mint mark indicating the particular mint that minted the coin.

The letters were assigned to the mints as they opened. The mints in Hannover/Vienna (B), Frankfurt am Main (C), Dresden/Muldenhütte (E), and Darmstadt (H) have since been closed; the last, Muldenhütte, in 1953.

German euro design

For images of the common side and a detailed description of the coins, see euro coins.

Depiction of German euro coinage | Obverse side
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German oak twig which was also featured on the former pfennig.
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The Brandenburg Gate as a symbol of division and unity.
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Eur.de.100.gif Eur.de.200.gif The edge lettering features the words "EINIGKEIT UND RECHT UND FREIHEIT" (Unity and Justice and Freedom), Germany's national motto and the beginning of Germany's national anthem.
Interpretation of the German eagle, symbol of German sovereignty.

Circulating Mintage quantities

The following table shows the mintage quantity for all German euro coins, per denomination, per year (the numbers are represented in millions). [1]

Face Value€0.01€0.02€0.05€0.10€0.20€0.50€1.00€2.00
2002 A800.0360.0480.0696.1378.1337.7367.9238.9
2002 D840.0483.0504.0722.0367.0370.2372.6238.9
2002 F960.0507.8576.0838.8421.6430.5439.8281.1
2002 G560.0311.8336.0494.3251.9256.6266.4182.0
2002 J840.0419.4504.0758.6441.0401.4372.3257.8
2002 Total4,840.02,501.42,904.04,268.42,300.52,156.92,186.91,448.0
Face Value€0.01€0.02€0.05€0.10€0.20€0.50€1.00€2.00
2003 A*200.0*50.741.9*50.320.5
2003 D*105.0*50.824.170.6*22.2
2003 F*164.2*6.082.4**24.5
2003 G*80.2*13.042.1**29.1
2003 J*168.6*25.5*39.629.919.5
2003 Total*718.0*146.0190.5110.280.2115.8
*** Small quantities minted for sets only
Face Value€0.01€0.02€0.05€0.10€0.20€0.50€1.00€2.00
2004 A280.0127.0112.0**82.321.931.6
2004 D294.0133.4117.611.249.8*89.319.8
2004 F336.0152.4134.451.4*73.588.2*
2004 G196.088.978.415.5*37.441.7*
2004 J294.0133.4117.6****22.5
2004 Total1,400.0635.1560.078.149.8193.2241.173.9
*** Small quantities minted for sets only
Face Value€0.01€0.02€0.05€0.10€0.20€0.50€1.00€2.00
2005 A120.073.044.0*8.0***
2005 D126.076.746.2*8.4***
2005 F144.087.652.8*9.6***
2005 G84.051.130.8*5.6***
2005 J126.076.746.2*8.4*59.8*
2005 Total600.0365.1220.0*40.0*59.8*
*** Small quantities minted for sets only
Face Value€0.01€0.02€0.05€0.10€0.20€0.50€1.00€2.00 €2.00 CC
2006 A*108.027.0*39.0***6.0
2006 D*113.428.4*41.0***6.3
2006 F*129.632.4*46.8***7.2
2006 G*75.618.9*27.3***4.2
2006 J*148.428.4*41.0***6.3
2006 Total*575.0135.1*195.1***30.0
*** Small quantities minted for sets only
Face Value€0.01€0.02€0.05€0.10€0.20€0.50€1.00€2.00 €2.00 CC1 €2.00 CC2
2007 A119.4100.052.4*21.6***1.041.0
2007 D125.4105.055.0*22.7***11.8414.50
2007 F143.3120.062.9*25.9***11.858.00
2007 G83.670.036.7*15.1***4.25.0
2007 J125.4105.055.0*22.9***1.071.50
2007 Total597.1500.0262.0*108.2***30.030.0
* No coins were minted that year for that denomination

*** Small quantities minted for sets only

Face Value€0.01€0.02€0.05€0.10€0.20€0.50€1.00€2.00 €2.00 CC
2008 A101.280.029.2***15.8******11.41.0
2008 D106.384.030.7***16.6******11.998.9
2008 F121.496.035.0***19.0******13.79.6
2008 G70.856.020.4***11.1******8.04.2
2008 J106.384.030.7***16.3******12.06.3
2008 Total506.0400.0146.0***78.8******56.930.0
*** Small quantities minted for sets only
Face Value€0.01€0.02€0.05€0.10€0.20€0.50€1.00€2.00 €2.00 CC1 €2.00 CC2
2009 A100.059.039.6***21.6*******6.06.0
2009 D105.062.041.6***22.7*******6.36.3
2009 F120.070.847.5***25.9*******7.27.2
2009 G70.041.327.7***15.1*******4.24.2
2009 J105.062.041.6***22.7*******6.36.3
2009 Total500.0295.1198.0***108.0*******30.030.0
* No coins were minted that year for that denomination
*** Small quantities minted for sets only
Face Value€0.01€0.02€0.05€0.10€0.20€0.50€1.00€2.00 €2.00 CC
2010 A94.472.839.8***24.4******19.66.0
2010 D99.176.441.8***25.6******20.66.3
2010 F113.387.447.8***29.3******23.57.2
2010 G66.151.027.9***17.1******13.74.2
2010 J99.176.441.8***25.6******20.66.3
2010 Total472.0364.0199.1***122.0******98.030.0
*** Small quantities minted for sets only
Face Value€0.01€0.02€0.05€0.10€0.20€0.50€1.00€2.00 €2.00 CC
2011 A118.4100.459.2***33.0******23.86.0
2011 D124.3105.462.2***34.7******24.986.30
2011 F142.1120.571.0***39.6******27.527.2
2011 G82.970.341.4***23.1******17.464.2
2011 J124.3105.462.2***34.7******24.986.3
2011 Total592.0502.0296.0***165.1******118.930.0
*** Small quantities minted for sets only
Face Value€0.01€0.02€0.05€0.10€0.20€0.50€1.00€2.00 €2.00 CC1 €2.00 CC2
2012 A104.2077.4041.80*21.20***6.006.00
2012 D109.4181.2643.89*22.26***6.306.30
2012 F125.0492.8850.16*25.44***7.207.20
2012 G72.9454.1829.26*14.84***4.204.20
2012 J109.4181.3143.89*22.26***6.306.30
2012 Total521.00387.00209.000106.0000030.0030.00
*** Small quantities minted for sets only
Source: [2]
Face Value€0.01€0.02€0.05€0.10€0.20€0.50€1.00€2.00 €2.00 CC1 €2.00 CC2
2013 A60,0060,0032,00*16,00***6,002.20
2013 D63.0063.0033.60*16.80***6.302.31
2013 F72.0072.0038.40*19.20***7.202.64
2013 G42.0042.0022.40*11.20***4.201.54
2013 J63.0063.0033.60*16.80***6.302.31
2013 Total300.00300.00160.00080.0000029.7011.00
*** Small quantities minted for sets only
Source: [2]
Face Value€0.01€0.02€0.05€0.10€0.20€0.50€1.00€2.00 €2.00 CC
2014 A66.0061.8032.00*19.20**5.606.00
2014 D69,3064.8933.60*20.16**5.886.30
2014 F79,2074.1638.40*23.04**6.727.20
2014 G46.2042.2622.40*13.44**3.924.20
2014 J69.3064.8933.60*20.16**5.886.30
2014 Total330.00309.00160.00096.000028.0030.00
*** Small quantities minted for sets only
Source: [2]
Face Value€0.01€0.02€0.05€0.10€0.20€0.50€1.00€2.00 €2.00 CC1 €2.00 CC2 €2.00 CC3
2015 A86.2076.0032.80*20.80***6.006.006.00
2015 D90.5179.8034.44*23.94***6.306.306.30
2015 F102.4491.2039.36*27.36***7.207.207.20
2015 G60.3453.2022.96*15.96***4.204.204.20
2015 J90.5179.8034.44*23.94***6.306.306.30
2015 Total431.00380.00164.000114.0000030.0030.0030.00
*** Small quantities minted for sets only
Source: [2]
Face Value€0.01€0.02€0.05€0.10€0.20€0.50€1.00€2.00 €2.00 CC
2016 A116.60101.4049.20***38.40******14.206.00
2016 D122.43106.4751.66***40.32******14.916.30
2016 F139.92121.6859.04***46.08******17.047.20
2016 G81.6270.9834.44***26.88******9.944.20
2016 J122.43106.4751.66***40.32******14.916.30
2016 Total583.00507.00246.00***192.00******71.0030.00
*** Small quantities minted for sets only
Source: [2]

€2 commemorative coins

German Bundesländer series

Germany started the commemorative coin series Die 16 Bundesländer der Bundesrepublik Deutschland (The 16 States of the Federal Republic of Germany) in 2006, to continue until 2021. The year in which the coin for a specific state is issued coincides with that state's Presidency of the Bundesrat. [3] In 2018, Daniel Günther, the Minister President of Schleswig-Holstein, became the President of the Bundesrat for a one-year term. As a Schleswig-Holstein coin had already been minted in 2006, it was decided to delay the release of the following three states' coins by a year. Instead of honouring a state in 2019, the minted coin commemorates 70 years since the constitution of the German Federal Council or Bundesrat. The last three coins of the series were therefore postponed to 2020, 2021 and 2022, respectively. The coins issued are:

YearNumberStateDesign
20061Flag of Schleswig-Holstein.svg  Schleswig-Holstein Holstentor in Lübeck
20072Flag of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania.svg  Mecklenburg-Vorpommern Schwerin Castle
20083Flag of Hamburg.svg  Hamburg St. Michael's Church
20094Flag of Saarland.svg  Saarland Ludwigskirche in Saarbrücken
20105Flag of Bremen.svg  Bremen City Hall and Roland
20116Flag of North Rhine-Westphalia.svg  North Rhine-Westphalia Cologne Cathedral
20127Flag of Bavaria (lozengy).svg  Bavaria Neuschwanstein Castle near Füssen
20138Flag of Baden-Wurttemberg.svg  Baden-Württemberg Maulbronn Abbey
20149Flag of Lower Saxony.svg  Lower Saxony St. Michael's Church in Hildesheim
201510Flag of Hesse.svg  Hesse St. Paul's Church in Frankfurt am Main
201611Flag of Saxony.svg  Saxony Zwinger Palace in Dresden
201712Flag of Rhineland-Palatinate.svg  Rhineland-Palatinate Porta Nigra in Trier
201813Flag of Berlin.svg  Berlin Charlottenburg Palace
201914 Prussian House of Lords
202015Flag of Brandenburg.svg  Brandenburg Sanssouci Palace in Potsdam
202116Flag of Saxony-Anhalt (state).svg  Saxony-Anhalt Magdeburg Cathedral
202217Flag of Thuringia.svg  Thuringia Wartburg Castle in Eisenach

The original designs for the these states were changed and were as follows: [3]

Others

As of 2019, Germany has issued eight other €2 commemorative coins in addition to those of the "Bundesländer" series:

YearSubject
200750th anniversary of the signing of the Treaty of Rome
200910th anniversary of the creation of the European Monetary Union
201210th anniversary of the introduction of the euro
201350th anniversary of the signing of the Élysée Treaty
201525th anniversary of the reunification of Germany
201530th anniversary of the flag of Europe being adopted as the flag of the European Union
2018100th anniversary of the birth of Helmut Schmidt
201930th anniversary of the Fall of the Berlin Wall. Joint Issue with France

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