One Mark, Coin Type from Germany - detailed information

One Mark, Coin Type from Germany (issued 1950 - 2001)
Coin TypeOne Mark

The One Mark coin, abbreviated 1 DM and known in English as 1 German Mark, was the main circulating denomination of the Deutsche Mark (German mark), which was the official currency of West Germany from 1948 until 1990 and later of unified Germany from 1990 until 2002. The coinage was first issued under Allied occupation after World War II, by the "Bank deutscher Länder" (Bank of the German States) from 1950, then by the Deutsche Bundesbank (German Federal Bank) since 1957.

The coins were struck by five different mints:
- Berlin Mint - mint mark A (from 1990; Berlin was in a different country - the German Democratic Republic - before that)
- Munich Mint - mint mark D
- Stuttgart Mint - mint mark F
- Karlsruhe Mint - mint mark G
- Hamburg Mint - mint mark J

In 1998, the Stuttgart Mint and the Karlsruhe Mint merged to form the Staatliche Münzen Baden-Württemberg (SMBW) - State Mints of Baden-Württemberg, but retained their separate mint marks.

The coins are made of copper-nickel, with composition Cu (copper) 75%, Ni (nickel) 25%.

In 1999, the Deutsche Mark was replaced by the Euro; its coins and banknotes remained in circulation, defined in terms of euros, until the introduction of euro notes and coins on 1 January 2002. The Deutsche Mark ceased to be legal tender immediately upon the introduction of the euro - in contrast to the other eurozone nations, where the euro and legacy currency circulated side by side for up to two months. Mark coins and banknotes continued to be accepted as valid forms of payment in Germany until 28 February 2002.

Obverse
Germany / One Mark - obverse photo

The obverse of the coin depicts, within a beaded circle, the Federal Eagle of Germany, being a one headed eagle, its head facing left, its wings open but with closed feathering.

All around, the legend · BUNDESREPUBLIK DEUTSCHLAND ·, meaning Federal Republic of Germany.

The mint mark of the mint which struck the coin is a small letter under the eagle's tail.

Obverse Inscription· BUNDESREPUBLIK DEUTSCHLAND ·
Reverse
Germany / One Mark - reverse photo

Within a beaded circle, at centre of the reverse, a large numeral for the value: 1 between two small oak branches with two leaves and an acorn each; in two lines below that, the denomination DEUTSCHE MARK, under which the date: [year].

Reverse Inscription1 DEUTSCHE MARK [year]
EdgePlain with repeated incuse ornaments ~*~
Edge InscriptionNone
All Coins of Type: One Mark (50)
Coin NameMintageSymbolLegend
One Mark 1950 230,959,350 Federal Eagle of Germany · BUNDESREPUBLIK DEUTSCHLAND ·
One Mark 1954 20,002,190 Federal Eagle of Germany · BUNDESREPUBLIK DEUTSCHLAND ·
One Mark 1955 15,796,020 Federal Eagle of Germany · BUNDESREPUBLIK DEUTSCHLAND ·
One Mark 1956 47,771,100 Federal Eagle of Germany · BUNDESREPUBLIK DEUTSCHLAND ·
One Mark 1957 23,683,427 Federal Eagle of Germany · BUNDESREPUBLIK DEUTSCHLAND ·
One Mark 1958 16,375,357 Federal Eagle of Germany · BUNDESREPUBLIK DEUTSCHLAND ·
One Mark 1959 39,993,185 Federal Eagle of Germany · BUNDESREPUBLIK DEUTSCHLAND ·
One Mark 1960 20,406,336 Federal Eagle of Germany · BUNDESREPUBLIK DEUTSCHLAND ·
One Mark 1961 25,891,208 Federal Eagle of Germany · BUNDESREPUBLIK DEUTSCHLAND ·
One Mark 1962 38,325,213 Federal Eagle of Germany · BUNDESREPUBLIK DEUTSCHLAND ·
One Mark 1963 58,075,313 Federal Eagle of Germany · BUNDESREPUBLIK DEUTSCHLAND ·
One Mark 1964 31,267,466 Federal Eagle of Germany · BUNDESREPUBLIK DEUTSCHLAND ·
One Mark 1965 32,658,279 Federal Eagle of Germany · BUNDESREPUBLIK DEUTSCHLAND ·
One Mark 1966 42,918,170 Federal Eagle of Germany · BUNDESREPUBLIK DEUTSCHLAND ·
One Mark 1967 38,205,500 Federal Eagle of Germany · BUNDESREPUBLIK DEUTSCHLAND ·
One Mark 1968 9,350,023 Federal Eagle of Germany · BUNDESREPUBLIK DEUTSCHLAND ·
One Mark 1969 50,099,800 Federal Eagle of Germany · BUNDESREPUBLIK DEUTSCHLAND ·
One Mark 1970 68,449,340 Federal Eagle of Germany · BUNDESREPUBLIK DEUTSCHLAND ·
One Mark 1971 94,411,000 Federal Eagle of Germany · BUNDESREPUBLIK DEUTSCHLAND ·
One Mark 1972 80,252,000 Federal Eagle of Germany · BUNDESREPUBLIK DEUTSCHLAND ·
One Mark 1973 56,067,999 Federal Eagle of Germany · BUNDESREPUBLIK DEUTSCHLAND ·
One Mark 1974 80,444,000 Federal Eagle of Germany · BUNDESREPUBLIK DEUTSCHLAND ·
One Mark 1975 70,384,000 Federal Eagle of Germany · BUNDESREPUBLIK DEUTSCHLAND ·
One Mark 1976 60,375,000 Federal Eagle of Germany · BUNDESREPUBLIK DEUTSCHLAND ·
One Mark 1977 80,296,000 Federal Eagle of Germany · BUNDESREPUBLIK DEUTSCHLAND ·
One Mark 1978 60,216,000 Federal Eagle of Germany · BUNDESREPUBLIK DEUTSCHLAND ·
One Mark 1979 70,356,000 Federal Eagle of Germany · BUNDESREPUBLIK DEUTSCHLAND ·
One Mark 1980 58,990,000 Federal Eagle of Germany · BUNDESREPUBLIK DEUTSCHLAND ·
One Mark 1981 80,314,000 Federal Eagle of Germany · BUNDESREPUBLIK DEUTSCHLAND ·
One Mark 1982 70,312,000 Federal Eagle of Germany · BUNDESREPUBLIK DEUTSCHLAND ·
One Mark 1983 70,290,000 Federal Eagle of Germany · BUNDESREPUBLIK DEUTSCHLAND ·
One Mark 1984 32,656,000 Federal Eagle of Germany · BUNDESREPUBLIK DEUTSCHLAND ·
One Mark 1985 45,219,000 Federal Eagle of Germany · BUNDESREPUBLIK DEUTSCHLAND ·
One Mark 1986 40,176,000 Federal Eagle of Germany · BUNDESREPUBLIK DEUTSCHLAND ·
One Mark 1987 12,180,000 Federal Eagle of Germany · BUNDESREPUBLIK DEUTSCHLAND ·
One Mark 1988 80,180,000 Federal Eagle of Germany · BUNDESREPUBLIK DEUTSCHLAND ·
One Mark 1989 150,180,000 Federal Eagle of Germany · BUNDESREPUBLIK DEUTSCHLAND ·
One Mark 1990 354,170,000 Federal Eagle of Germany · BUNDESREPUBLIK DEUTSCHLAND ·
One Mark 1991 150,225,000 Federal Eagle of Germany · BUNDESREPUBLIK DEUTSCHLAND ·
One Mark 1992 150,225,000 Federal Eagle of Germany · BUNDESREPUBLIK DEUTSCHLAND ·
One Mark 1993 40,225,000 Federal Eagle of Germany · BUNDESREPUBLIK DEUTSCHLAND ·
One Mark 1994 83,425,000 Federal Eagle of Germany · BUNDESREPUBLIK DEUTSCHLAND ·
One Mark 1995 405,000 Federal Eagle of Germany · BUNDESREPUBLIK DEUTSCHLAND ·
One Mark 1996 (mint sets only) 475,000 Federal Eagle of Germany · BUNDESREPUBLIK DEUTSCHLAND ·
One Mark 1997 (mint sets only) 575,000 Federal Eagle of Germany · BUNDESREPUBLIK DEUTSCHLAND ·
One Mark 1998 (mint sets only) 575,000 Federal Eagle of Germany · BUNDESREPUBLIK DEUTSCHLAND ·
One Mark 1999 (mint sets only) 575,000 Federal Eagle of Germany · BUNDESREPUBLIK DEUTSCHLAND ·
One Mark 2000 (mint sets only) 575,000 Federal Eagle of Germany · BUNDESREPUBLIK DEUTSCHLAND ·
One Mark 2001 (mint sets only) 1,040,000 Federal Eagle of Germany · BUNDESREPUBLIK DEUTSCHLAND ·
One Mark 2001 Gold 1,000,000 Federal Eagle of Germany · DEUTSCHE BUNDESBANK ·
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One Mark: Details
CountryGermany
CurrencyDeutsche Mark
From1950
To2001
Face Value1 (x Mark)
CurrentNo (demonetised 2002)
MaterialCuproNickel
DesignerJosef Bernhart
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size (mm)23.5000
Thickness (mm)1.7500
Mass (g)5.5000
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