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

Five Euro Cents, Germany, Coin Type from Germany (issued 2002 - )
Coin TypeFive Euro Cents, Germany

The Five Euro Cents coin (€0.05) has a value of one twentieth of a Euro and is composed of copper-plated steel. It is the third-lowest-value coin in the Eurozone. 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 coins have a common reverse (designed by Luc Luycx in 1999), and each country has its own national obverse; the German obverse was designed by Rolf Lederbogen.

The denomination was introduced in 2002, when Germany retired the German Mark currency and introduced the Euro. The five-cent coin was not redesigned in 2007 as was the case with the higher-value coins.

German Euro Cents feature an oak twig on the obverse - an image carried over from the previous five pfennigs denomination. 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 / Five Euro Cents, Germany - obverse photo

At centre, the obverse of the coin features an oak twig with two acorns. Around, the twelve stars of the European Union - symbolising the original twelve states.

Around below right in the inner circle, next to the stem of the oak twig, the date of issue: [year].

Below left, a small letter represents the mint mark of the issuing mint.

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

The reverse of the coin shows the globe below right, showing Europe in relation to Africa and Asia. The design of the 1- to 5-cent coins is intended to show the European Union's (EU) place in the world, as opposed to the one- and two-euro coins showing the 15 states as one and the 10- to 50-cent coins showing separate EU states.

Behind the globe, six diagonal lines connect the twelve stars of Europe - six around below left, and six around above right.

The designer's monogram LL (for Luc Luycx) are on the right.

Above left, the numeral value: 5; on two lines above, the denomination EURO CENT.

Reverse Inscription 5 EURO CENT
EdgePlainEdge InscriptionNone
Coin Type: Five Euro Cents, Germany - (20) Coins
Coin NameMintageLegend
Five Euro Cents 2002 2,401,175,000 ************ 2002
Five Euro Cents 2003 (mint sets only) 1,500,000 ************ 2003
Five Euro Cents 2004 561,205,000 ************ 2004
Five Euro Cents 2005 220,925,000 ************ 2005
Five Euro Cents 2006 135,900,000 ************ 2006
Five Euro Cents 2007 262,135,000 ************ 2007
Five Euro Cents 2008 146,650,000 ************ 2008
Five Euro Cents 2009 198,550,000 ************ 2009
Five Euro Cents 2010 199,550,000 ************ 2010
Five Euro Cents 2011 296,550,000 ************ 2011
Five Euro Cents 2012 209,380,400 ************ 2012
Five Euro Cents 2013 160,341,900 ************ 2013
Five Euro Cents 2014 160,312,000 ************ 2014
Five Euro Cents 2015 164,317,100 ************ 2015
Five Euro Cents 2016 246,315,000 ************ 2016
Five Euro Cents 2017 150,778,000 ************ 2017
Five Euro Cents 2018 203,733,400 ************ 2018
Five Euro Cents 2019 202,382,500 ************ 2019
Five Euro Cents 2020 98,583,000 ************ 2020
Five Euro Cents 2021 238,222,500 ************ 2021
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Five Euro Cents, Germany: Details
CountryGermany
CurrencyEuro, Germany
From2002
Face Value5 (x Euro Cent, Germany)
CurrentYes
MaterialCopper Plated Steel
DesignerLuc Luycx, Rolf Lederbogen
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size21.250 mm
Thickness1.670 mm
Mass3.920 g