Fifty Euro Cents, Germany, Coin Type from Germany - detailed information

Fifty Euro Cents, Germany, Coin Type from Germany (issued 2002 - )
Coin TypeFifty Euro Cents, Germany

The Fifty Euro Cents coin (€0.50) has a value of one half of a Euro and is composed of an alloy called Nordic Gold (89% copper, 5% aluminium, 5% zinc, and 1% tin). Like all other common circulation coins (from 1 cent to €2), the denomination is issued by the separate countries in the Eurozone and is legal tender in all of them, irrespective of which country has issued it. The denomination was introduced in 2002, when Germany retired the German Mark currency and introduced the Euro.

The coins have a common reverse designed by Luc Luycx in 1999 which showed a map of the European Union; it was changed in 2007 to reflect the enlargement of the Union, and later coins show all of western Europe. Each country has its own national obverse; the German obverse was designed by Reinhart Heinsdorff. German 10 Euro Cents feature the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin as a symbol of the reunification of Germany and Europe. The year and mint mark are shown at the bottom.

Germany has five mints striking circulation coins, which have an arrangement whereby each mint strikes a specific proportion of the circulation coins every year. The mints and their mint marks are:
- Berlin Mint - mint mark A
- Munich Mint - mint mark D
- SMBW - Stuttgart (ex Stuttgart Mint) - mint mark F
- SMBW - Karlsruhe (ex Karlsruhe Mint) - mint mark G
- Hamburg Mint - mint mark J
Note that two of them are part of Staatliche Münzen Baden-Württemberg (SMBW) - the State Mints of Baden-Württemberg - after they merged in 1998, but operate separate facilities and use different mint marks.

Obverse
Germany / Fifty Euro Cents, Germany - obverse photo

At centre, the obverse of the coin shows a view of the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin - an 18th-century neoclassical monument built on the orders of Prussian king Frederick William II after the temporary restoration of order during the Batavian Revolution. One of the best-known landmarks of Germany, it was built on the site of a former city gate that marked the start of the road from Berlin to the town of Brandenburg an der Havel, which used to be the capital of the Margraviate of Brandenburg. Throughout its existence, the Brandenburg Gate was often a site for major historical events and is today considered not only as a symbol of the tumultuous history of Europe and Germany, but also of European unity and peace.

Atop the gate is a sculpture by Johann Gottfried Schadow of a quadriga - a chariot drawn by four horses - driven by Victoria, the Roman goddess of victory.

Below, in the inner circle, the date of issue: [year], beneath which a small letter represents the mint mark of the issuing mint.

In the outer ring, the twelve stars of the European Union (representing the twelve original member states).

Obverse Inscription ************ [year]
Reverse
Germany / Fifty Euro Cents, Germany - reverse photo

The reverse of the coin shows on the left a representation of a map of the western part of Europe.

Behind the map and interrupted by it, six vertical lines connect the twelve stars of Europe - six around above left, and six around below left.

On the right, a large numeral value: 50, below which on two lines the denomination EURO CENT.

The designer's monogram LL (for Luc Luycx) is below right.

Reverse Inscription 50 EURO CENT
EdgeMilledEdge InscriptionNone
Coin Type: Fifty Euro Cents, Germany - (21) Coins
Coin NameReverseObverseDetails
Fifty Euro Cents 2002 Germany / Fifty Euro Cents 2002 - reverse photo Germany / Fifty Euro Cents 2002 - obverse photo Material: Nordic Gold
Mints:
- SMBW - Stuttgart: 430,780,000
- Hamburg Mint: 401,700,000
- Bavarian Central Mint - Munich: 370,540,000
- Berlin Mint: 338,050,000
- SMBW - Karlsruhe: 256,860,000
Total Mintage: 1,797,930,000
Fifty Euro Cents 2003 Germany / Fifty Euro Cents 2003 - reverse photo Germany / Fifty Euro Cents 2003 - obverse photo Material: Nordic Gold
Mints:
- Bavarian Central Mint - Munich: 70,965,000
- Hamburg Mint: 39,945,000
- SMBW - Karlsruhe: 210,000
- Berlin Mint: 165,000
- SMBW - Stuttgart: 165,000
Total Mintage: 111,450,000
Fifty Euro Cents 2004 Germany / Fifty Euro Cents 2004 - reverse photo Germany / Fifty Euro Cents 2004 - obverse photo Material: Nordic Gold
Mints:
- Berlin Mint: 82,560,000
- SMBW - Stuttgart: 73,820,000
- SMBW - Karlsruhe: 37,740,000
- Bavarian Central Mint - Munich: 165,000
- Hamburg Mint: 165,000
Total Mintage: 194,450,000
Fifty Euro Cents 2005 (mint sets only) Germany / Fifty Euro Cents 2005 (mint sets only) - reverse photo Germany / Fifty Euro Cents 2005 (mint sets only) - obverse photo Material: Nordic Gold
Mints:
- Berlin Mint: 165,000
- Bavarian Central Mint - Munich: 165,000
- SMBW - Stuttgart: 165,000
- SMBW - Karlsruhe: 165,000
- Hamburg Mint: 165,000
Total Mintage: 825,000
Fifty Euro Cents 2006 (mint sets only) Germany / Fifty Euro Cents 2006 (mint sets only) - reverse photo Germany / Fifty Euro Cents 2006 (mint sets only) - obverse photo Material: Nordic Gold
Mints:
- Berlin Mint: 165,000
- Bavarian Central Mint - Munich: 165,000
- SMBW - Stuttgart: 165,000
- SMBW - Karlsruhe: 165,000
- Hamburg Mint: 165,000
Total Mintage: 825,000
Fifty Euro Cents 2007 (mint sets only) Germany / Fifty Euro Cents 2007 (mint sets only) - reverse photo Germany / Fifty Euro Cents 2007 (mint sets only) - obverse photo Material: Nordic Gold
Mints:
- Berlin Mint: 153,000
- Bavarian Central Mint - Munich: 153,000
- SMBW - Stuttgart: 153,000
- SMBW - Karlsruhe: 153,000
- Hamburg Mint: 153,000
Total Mintage: 765,000
Fifty Euro Cents 2008 (mint sets only) Germany / Fifty Euro Cents 2008 (mint sets only) - reverse photo Germany / Fifty Euro Cents 2008 (mint sets only) - obverse photo Material: Nordic Gold
Mints:
- Berlin Mint: 130,000
- Bavarian Central Mint - Munich: 130,000
- SMBW - Stuttgart: 130,000
- SMBW - Karlsruhe: 130,000
- Hamburg Mint: 130,000
Total Mintage: 650,000
Fifty Euro Cents 2009 (mint sets only) Germany / Fifty Euro Cents 2009 (mint sets only) - reverse photo Germany / Fifty Euro Cents 2009 (mint sets only) - obverse photo Material: Nordic Gold
Mints:
- Berlin Mint: 110,000
- Bavarian Central Mint - Munich: 110,000
- SMBW - Stuttgart: 110,000
- SMBW - Karlsruhe: 110,000
- Hamburg Mint: 110,000
Total Mintage: 550,000
Fifty Euro Cents 2010 (mint sets only) Germany / Fifty Euro Cents 2010 (mint sets only) - reverse photo Germany / Fifty Euro Cents 2010 (mint sets only) - obverse photo Material: Nordic Gold
Mints:
- Berlin Mint: 98,950
- Bavarian Central Mint - Munich: 86,920
- SMBW - Stuttgart: 86,920
- SMBW - Karlsruhe: 86,920
- Hamburg Mint: 86,920
Total Mintage: 446,630
Fifty Euro Cents 2011 (mint sets only) Germany / Fifty Euro Cents 2011 (mint sets only) - reverse photo Material: Nordic Gold
Mints:
- Berlin Mint: 105,000
- Bavarian Central Mint - Munich: 105,000
- SMBW - Stuttgart: 105,000
- SMBW - Karlsruhe: 105,000
- Hamburg Mint: 105,000
Total Mintage: 525,000
Fifty Euro Cents 2012 (mint sets only) Germany / Fifty Euro Cents 2012 (mint sets only) - reverse photo Material: Nordic Gold
Mints:
- Berlin Mint: 85,000
- Bavarian Central Mint - Munich: 85,000
- SMBW - Stuttgart: 85,000
- SMBW - Karlsruhe: 85,000
- Hamburg Mint: 85,000
Total Mintage: 425,000
Fifty Euro Cents 2013 (mint sets only) Germany / Fifty Euro Cents 2013 (mint sets only) - reverse photo Germany / Fifty Euro Cents 2013 (mint sets only) - obverse photo Material: Nordic Gold
Mints:
- Berlin Mint: 77,500
- SMBW - Stuttgart: 66,100
- SMBW - Karlsruhe: 66,100
- Hamburg Mint: 66,100
- Bavarian Central Mint - Munich: 61,100
Total Mintage: 336,900
Fifty Euro Cents 2014 (mint sets only) Germany / Fifty Euro Cents 2014 (mint sets only) - reverse photo Material: Nordic Gold
Mints:
- Berlin Mint: 72,000
- Bavarian Central Mint - Munich: 60,000
- SMBW - Stuttgart: 60,000
- SMBW - Karlsruhe: 60,000
- Hamburg Mint: 60,000
Total Mintage: 312,000
Fifty Euro Cents 2015 (mint sets only) Germany / Fifty Euro Cents 2015 (mint sets only) - reverse photo Material: Nordic Gold
Mints:
- Berlin Mint: 73,800
- Bavarian Central Mint - Munich: 60,825
- SMBW - Stuttgart: 60,825
- SMBW - Karlsruhe: 60,825
- Hamburg Mint: 60,825
Total Mintage: 317,100
Fifty Euro Cents 2016 (mint sets only) Germany / Fifty Euro Cents 2016 (mint sets only) - reverse photo Germany / Fifty Euro Cents 2016 (mint sets only) - obverse photo Material: Nordic Gold
Mints:
- Berlin Mint: 63,000
- Bavarian Central Mint - Munich: 63,000
- SMBW - Stuttgart: 63,000
- SMBW - Karlsruhe: 63,000
- Hamburg Mint: 63,000
Total Mintage: 315,000
Fifty Euro Cents 2017 (mint sets only) Germany / Fifty Euro Cents 2017 (mint sets only) - reverse photo Germany / Fifty Euro Cents 2017 (mint sets only) - obverse photo Material: Nordic Gold
Mints:
- Bavarian Central Mint - Munich: 180,000
- SMBW - Stuttgart: 90,000
- SMBW - Karlsruhe: 90,000
- Hamburg Mint: 90,000
- Berlin Mint: 58,000
Total Mintage: 508,000
Fifty Euro Cents 2018 (mint sets only) Germany / Fifty Euro Cents 2018 (mint sets only) - reverse photo Material: Nordic Gold
Mints:
- Bavarian Central Mint - Munich: 170,500
- SMBW - Stuttgart: 170,500
- SMBW - Karlsruhe: 170,500
- Hamburg Mint: 170,500
- Berlin Mint: 51,400
Total Mintage: 733,400
Fifty Euro Cents 2019 (mint sets only) Germany / Fifty Euro Cents 2019 (mint sets only) - reverse photo Material: Nordic Gold
Mints:
- Bavarian Central Mint - Munich: 144,400
- SMBW - Stuttgart: 144,400
- SMBW - Karlsruhe: 144,400
- Hamburg Mint: 144,400
- Berlin Mint: 44,900
Total Mintage: 622,500
Fifty Euro Cents 2020 (mint sets only) Germany / Fifty Euro Cents 2020 (mint sets only) - reverse photo Material: Nordic Gold
Mints:
- Bavarian Central Mint - Munich: 135,200
- SMBW - Stuttgart: 135,200
- SMBW - Karlsruhe: 135,200
- Hamburg Mint: 135,200
- Berlin Mint: 42,200
Total Mintage: 583,000
Fifty Euro Cents 2021 (mint sets only) Germany / Fifty Euro Cents 2021 (mint sets only) - reverse photo Material: Nordic Gold
Mints:
- Berlin Mint: 44,500
- Bavarian Central Mint - Munich: 44,500
- SMBW - Stuttgart: 44,500
- SMBW - Karlsruhe: 44,500
- Hamburg Mint: 44,500
Total Mintage: 222,500
Fifty Euro Cents 2022 Germany / Fifty Euro Cents 2022 - reverse photo Material: Nordic Gold
Mints:
- SMBW - Stuttgart: 4,800,000
- Bavarian Central Mint - Munich: 4,200,000
- Hamburg Mint: 4,200,000
- Berlin Mint: 4,000,000
- SMBW - Karlsruhe: 2,800,000
Total Mintage: 20,000,000
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Fifty Euro Cents, Germany: Details
CountryGermany
CurrencyEuro, Germany
From2002
Face Value50 (x Euro Cent, Germany)
CurrentYes
MaterialNordic Gold
DesignerLuc Luycx, Reinhart Heinsdorff
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size24.2500 mm
Thickness2.3800 mm
Mass7.8000 g