Coin catalog: Coins from Germany

Overview time periods and coins Germany

  Coin catalog: Emblem Federal Republic of Germany since 1945   Coin catalog: Flag Federal Republic of Germany since 1945

Coin Catalog Germany - German Coins from 1806 up to the Euro

After the Middle Ages, the variety of coins in Germany was based on efforts to create a unified national state as a single nation state to create one currency. Until the foundation of the German Empire in the year 1871, there was still an almost unimaginable multiplicity of coin mints, since each dominion had its own Currency spent.
The coins of the empire provided an overview and stability. With the defeat of World War I and the following Recession and hyperinflation coins played a minor role at the time. The material value was significantly higher than the Nominal value. Over time, the Weimar Republic managed to consolidate the monetary system and create a new one with new coins. To let confidence in the hard money grow up and to give Germany a uniform coin image.
With Hitlers seizure of power and subsequent National Socialism, both the Third Reich received as well as the occupied territories own coins. After the defeat in World War II until the founding of the BRD let the Allied victorious powers for cash supply Reichspfennige in Germany.
From 1948 until the introduction of the euro was then the German Mark marked with the Pfennig as a sub-currency of the newly founded Federal Republic.

Coins Germany

German coins in the period of the liberation wars up to the founding of the empire - from 1806 to 1871

While in Old Germany / the German states more and more efforts came to get rid of feudalism, Nevertheless, the political map resembled one Patchwork. The war with Napoleon, the defeat and its later strengthening of the Prussians, as well as the Congress of Vienna and the revolution from 1848 drew a clear tendency: Germany grows to a unified state and would accordingly one day will get common currency. But until the time came, the individual principalities, kingdoms and free cities have their own currencies. For example, the Grand Duchy of Baden, which includes the Kronentaler with a likeness by Karl Leopold Friedrich or a Taler with the motif of Ludwig I. was minted. Among collectors particularly popular is the Konventionstaler Grand Duke Karl Friedrich, who is worth over € 7,000. For example, besides the Grand Duchy of Baden, over the Free Hanseatic City of Bremen, the Free City of Frankfurt, the Duchy of Anhalt-Bernburg, the kingdoms Bavaria, Prussia and Würtemberg as well as many other states and institutions did their own coins and currencies.

Mint marks

MarkMint placeTime period
ABerlinFrom 1872
BHanover1872 - 1878
CFrankfurt1872 - 1879
DMunichFrom 1872
EMuldenhüttenFrom 1887
FStuttgartFrom 1872
GKarlsruheFrom 1872
JHamburgFrom 1875

Area and location of Germany

Map Federal Republic of Germany since 1945   Location Federal Republic of Germany since 1945

Data Federal Republic of Germany

Capital cityBerlin
System of governmentParliamentary democracy
Head of stateFederal President
Head of governmentFederal Chancellor
Surface area357.375 km²
Population82.175.684 (2015)
Developed fromGerman Reich


The currency from Germany developed from Kreuzer, Ducat, Thaler, Gulden and Mark up to the Euros now.

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