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 Inscription 1 DEUTSCHE MARK [year]
EdgePlain with repeated incuse ornaments ~*~Edge InscriptionNone
Coin Type: One Mark - (50) Coins
Coin NameReverseObverseDetails
One Mark 1950 Germany / One Mark 1950 - reverse photo Germany / One Mark 1950 - obverse photo Material: CuproNickel
Mints:
- Stuttgart Mint: 69,183,150
- Hamburg Mint: 61,483,000
- Bavarian Central Mint - Munich: 60,467,000
- Karlsruhe Mint: 39,826,200
Total Mintage: 230,959,350
One Mark 1954 Germany / One Mark 1954 - reverse photo Germany / One Mark 1954 - obverse photo Material: CuproNickel
Mints:
- Stuttgart Mint: 6,000,175
- Hamburg Mint: 5,341,000
- Bavarian Central Mint - Munich: 5,202,000
- Karlsruhe Mint: 3,459,015
Total Mintage: 20,002,190
One Mark 1955 Germany / One Mark 1955 - reverse photo Germany / One Mark 1955 - obverse photo Material: CuproNickel
Mints:
- Hamburg Mint: 5,294,000
- Stuttgart Mint: 4,909,020
- Bavarian Central Mint - Munich: 3,093,000
- Karlsruhe Mint: 2,500,000
Total Mintage: 15,796,020
One Mark 1956 Germany / One Mark 1956 - reverse photo Germany / One Mark 1956 - obverse photo Material: CuproNickel
Mints:
- Stuttgart Mint: 14,700,100
- Bavarian Central Mint - Munich: 13,231,000
- Hamburg Mint: 11,478,000
- Karlsruhe Mint: 8,362,000
Total Mintage: 47,771,100
One Mark 1957 Germany / One Mark 1957 - reverse photo Germany / One Mark 1957 - obverse photo Material: CuproNickel
Mints:
- Bavarian Central Mint - Munich: 6,820,100
- Hamburg Mint: 6,632,200
- Stuttgart Mint: 6,390,100
- Karlsruhe Mint: 3,841,027
Total Mintage: 23,683,427
One Mark 1958 Germany / One Mark 1958 - reverse photo Germany / One Mark 1958 - obverse photo Material: CuproNickel
Mints:
- Hamburg Mint: 4,656,037
- Bavarian Central Mint - Munich: 4,150,200
- Stuttgart Mint: 4,109,100
- Karlsruhe Mint: 3,460,020
Total Mintage: 16,375,357
One Mark 1959 Germany / One Mark 1959 - reverse photo Germany / One Mark 1959 - obverse photo Material: CuproNickel
Mints:
- Stuttgart Mint: 11,972,100
- Hamburg Mint: 10,691,025
- Bavarian Central Mint - Munich: 10,409,040
- Karlsruhe Mint: 6,921,020
Total Mintage: 39,993,185
One Mark 1960 Germany / One Mark 1960 - reverse photo Germany / One Mark 1960 - obverse photo Material: CuproNickel
Mints:
- Stuttgart Mint: 5,709,100
- Hamburg Mint: 5,612,036
- Bavarian Central Mint - Munich: 5,453,100
- Karlsruhe Mint: 3,632,100
Total Mintage: 20,406,336
One Mark 1961 Germany / One Mark 1961 - reverse photo Germany / One Mark 1961 - obverse photo Material: CuproNickel
Mints:
- Bavarian Central Mint - Munich: 7,536,060
- Hamburg Mint: 7,483,028
- Stuttgart Mint: 6,029,050
- Karlsruhe Mint: 4,843,070
Total Mintage: 25,891,208
One Mark 1962 Germany / One Mark 1962 - reverse photo Germany / One Mark 1962 - obverse photo Material: CuproNickel
Mints:
- Stuttgart Mint: 11,122,045
- Hamburg Mint: 10,822,028
- Bavarian Central Mint - Munich: 10,327,040
- Karlsruhe Mint: 6,054,100
Total Mintage: 38,325,213
One Mark 1963 Germany / One Mark 1963 - reverse photo Germany / One Mark 1963 - obverse photo Material: CuproNickel
Mints:
- Stuttgart Mint: 18,292,045
- Hamburg Mint: 15,906,028
- Bavarian Central Mint - Munich: 12,624,040
- Karlsruhe Mint: 11,253,200
Total Mintage: 58,075,313
One Mark 1964 Germany / One Mark 1964 - reverse photo Germany / One Mark 1964 - obverse photo Material: CuproNickel
Mints:
- Stuttgart Mint: 12,796,025
- Bavarian Central Mint - Munich: 8,048,040
- Hamburg Mint: 6,958,033
- Karlsruhe Mint: 3,465,368
Total Mintage: 31,267,466
One Mark 1965 Germany / One Mark 1965 - reverse photo Germany / One Mark 1965 - obverse photo Material: CuproNickel
Mints:
- Bavarian Central Mint - Munich: 9,388,000
- Stuttgart Mint: 9,013,080
- Hamburg Mint: 8,023,999
- Karlsruhe Mint: 6,233,200
Total Mintage: 32,658,279
One Mark 1966 Germany / One Mark 1966 - reverse photo Germany / One Mark 1966 - obverse photo Material: CuproNickel
Mints:
- Hamburg Mint: 12,031,000
- Bavarian Central Mint - Munich: 11,717,000
- Stuttgart Mint: 11,368,100
- Karlsruhe Mint: 7,802,070
Total Mintage: 42,918,170
One Mark 1967 Germany / One Mark 1967 - reverse photo Germany / One Mark 1967 - obverse photo Material: CuproNickel
Mints:
- Hamburg Mint: 13,358,500
- Bavarian Central Mint - Munich: 13,017,000
- Stuttgart Mint: 7,501,500
- Karlsruhe Mint: 4,328,500
Total Mintage: 38,205,500
One Mark 1968 Germany / One Mark 1968 - reverse photo Germany / One Mark 1968 - obverse photo Material: CuproNickel
Mints:
- Karlsruhe Mint: 5,204,023
- Stuttgart Mint: 1,503,000
- Hamburg Mint: 1,340,000
- Bavarian Central Mint - Munich: 1,303,000
Total Mintage: 9,350,023
One Mark 1969 Germany / One Mark 1969 - reverse photo Germany / One Mark 1969 - obverse photo Material: CuproNickel
Mints:
- Stuttgart Mint: 15,026,100
- Hamburg Mint: 13,375,000
- Bavarian Central Mint - Munich: 13,025,000
- Karlsruhe Mint: 8,673,700
Total Mintage: 50,099,800
One Mark 1970 Germany / One Mark 1970 - reverse photo Germany / One Mark 1970 - obverse photo Material: CuproNickel
Mints:
- Karlsruhe Mint: 20,396,200
- Stuttgart Mint: 19,413,140
- Bavarian Central Mint - Munich: 17,928,000
- Hamburg Mint: 10,712,000
Total Mintage: 68,449,340
One Mark 1971 Germany / One Mark 1971 - reverse photo Germany / One Mark 1971 - obverse photo Material: CuproNickel
Mints:
- Stuttgart Mint: 28,283,000
- Hamburg Mint: 25,222,000
- Bavarian Central Mint - Munich: 24,521,000
- Karlsruhe Mint: 16,385,000
Total Mintage: 94,411,000
One Mark 1972 Germany / One Mark 1972 - reverse photo Germany / One Mark 1972 - obverse photo Material: CuproNickel
Mints:
- Stuttgart Mint: 24,094,000
- Hamburg Mint: 21,368,000
- Bavarian Central Mint - Munich: 20,912,000
- Karlsruhe Mint: 13,878,000
Total Mintage: 80,252,000
One Mark 1973 Germany / One Mark 1973 - reverse photo Germany / One Mark 1973 - obverse photo Material: CuproNickel
Mints:
- Stuttgart Mint: 16,600,999
- Hamburg Mint: 14,713,000
- Bavarian Central Mint - Munich: 14,336,000
- Karlsruhe Mint: 10,418,000
Total Mintage: 56,067,999
One Mark 1974 Germany / One Mark 1974 - reverse photo Germany / One Mark 1974 - obverse photo Material: CuproNickel
Mints:
- Stuttgart Mint: 24,092,000
- Hamburg Mint: 21,475,000
- Bavarian Central Mint - Munich: 20,911,000
- Karlsruhe Mint: 13,966,000
Total Mintage: 80,444,000
One Mark 1975 Germany / One Mark 1975 - reverse photo Germany / One Mark 1975 - obverse photo Material: CuproNickel
Mints:
- Stuttgart Mint: 21,102,000
- Hamburg Mint: 18,813,000
- Bavarian Central Mint - Munich: 18,284,000
- Karlsruhe Mint: 12,185,000
Total Mintage: 70,384,000
One Mark 1976 Germany / One Mark 1976 - reverse photo Germany / One Mark 1976 - obverse photo Material: CuproNickel
Mints:
- Stuttgart Mint: 18,148,000
- Hamburg Mint: 16,089,000
- Bavarian Central Mint - Munich: 15,713,000
- Karlsruhe Mint: 10,425,000
Total Mintage: 60,375,000
One Mark 1977 Germany / One Mark 1977 - reverse photo Germany / One Mark 1977 - obverse photo Material: CuproNickel
Mints:
- Stuttgart Mint: 24,077,000
- Hamburg Mint: 21,467,000
- Bavarian Central Mint - Munich: 20,852,000
- Karlsruhe Mint: 13,900,000
Total Mintage: 80,296,000
One Mark 1978 Germany / One Mark 1978 - reverse photo Germany / One Mark 1978 - obverse photo Material: CuproNickel
Mints:
- Stuttgart Mint: 18,054,000
- Hamburg Mint: 16,074,000
- Bavarian Central Mint - Munich: 15,654,000
- Karlsruhe Mint: 10,434,000
Total Mintage: 60,216,000
One Mark 1979 Germany / One Mark 1979 - reverse photo Germany / One Mark 1979 - obverse photo Material: CuproNickel
Mints:
- Stuttgart Mint: 21,089,000
- Hamburg Mint: 18,779,000
- Bavarian Central Mint - Munich: 18,289,000
- Karlsruhe Mint: 12,199,000
Total Mintage: 70,356,000
One Mark 1980 Germany / One Mark 1980 - reverse photo Germany / One Mark 1980 - obverse photo Material: CuproNickel
Mints:
- Bavarian Central Mint - Munich: 24,440,000
- Hamburg Mint: 16,120,000
- Stuttgart Mint: 9,780,000
- Karlsruhe Mint: 8,650,000
Total Mintage: 58,990,000
One Mark 1981 Germany / One Mark 1981 - reverse photo Germany / One Mark 1981 - obverse photo Material: CuproNickel
Mints:
- Stuttgart Mint: 26,001,000
- Bavarian Central Mint - Munich: 21,241,000
- Hamburg Mint: 18,891,000
- Karlsruhe Mint: 14,181,000
Total Mintage: 80,314,000
One Mark 1982 Germany / One Mark 1982 - reverse photo Germany / One Mark 1982 - obverse photo Material: CuproNickel
Mints:
- Stuttgart Mint: 23,068,000
- Bavarian Central Mint - Munich: 20,668,000
- Karlsruhe Mint: 14,978,000
- Hamburg Mint: 11,598,000
Total Mintage: 70,312,000
One Mark 1983 Germany / One Mark 1983 - reverse photo Germany / One Mark 1983 - obverse photo Material: CuproNickel
Mints:
- Stuttgart Mint: 21,075,000
- Hamburg Mint: 18,765,000
- Bavarian Central Mint - Munich: 18,275,000
- Karlsruhe Mint: 12,175,000
Total Mintage: 70,290,000
One Mark 1984 Germany / One Mark 1984 - reverse photo Germany / One Mark 1984 - obverse photo Material: CuproNickel
Mints:
- Stuttgart Mint: 9,764,000
- Hamburg Mint: 8,764,000
- Bavarian Central Mint - Munich: 8,464,000
- Karlsruhe Mint: 5,664,000
Total Mintage: 32,656,000
One Mark 1985 Germany / One Mark 1985 - reverse photo Germany / One Mark 1985 - obverse photo Material: CuproNickel
Mints:
- Stuttgart Mint: 13,554,000
- Hamburg Mint: 12,054,000
- Bavarian Central Mint - Munich: 11,756,000
- Karlsruhe Mint: 7,855,000
Total Mintage: 45,219,000
One Mark 1986 Germany / One Mark 1986 - reverse photo Germany / One Mark 1986 - obverse photo Material: CuproNickel
Mints:
- Stuttgart Mint: 12,044,000
- Hamburg Mint: 10,744,000
- Bavarian Central Mint - Munich: 10,444,000
- Karlsruhe Mint: 6,944,000
Total Mintage: 40,176,000
One Mark 1987 Germany / One Mark 1987 - reverse photo Germany / One Mark 1987 - obverse photo Material: CuproNickel
Mints:
- Stuttgart Mint: 3,645,000
- Hamburg Mint: 3,245,000
- Bavarian Central Mint - Munich: 3,165,000
- Karlsruhe Mint: 2,125,000
Total Mintage: 12,180,000
One Mark 1988 Germany / One Mark 1988 - reverse photo Germany / One Mark 1988 - obverse photo Material: CuproNickel
Mints:
- Stuttgart Mint: 24,045,000
- Hamburg Mint: 21,445,000
- Bavarian Central Mint - Munich: 20,845,000
- Karlsruhe Mint: 13,845,000
Total Mintage: 80,180,000
One Mark 1989 Germany / One Mark 1989 - reverse photo Germany / One Mark 1989 - obverse photo Material: CuproNickel
Mints:
- Stuttgart Mint: 45,045,000
- Hamburg Mint: 40,095,000
- Bavarian Central Mint - Munich: 39,045,000
- Karlsruhe Mint: 25,995,000
Total Mintage: 150,180,000
One Mark 1990 Germany / One Mark 1990 - reverse photo Germany / One Mark 1990 - obverse photo Material: CuproNickel
Mints:
- Stuttgart Mint: 89,745,000
- Hamburg Mint: 79,875,000
- Bavarian Central Mint - Munich: 77,785,000
- Berlin Mint: 55,000,000
- Karlsruhe Mint: 51,765,000
Total Mintage: 354,170,000
One Mark 1991 Germany / One Mark 1991 - reverse photo Germany / One Mark 1991 - obverse photo Material: CuproNickel
Mints:
- Stuttgart Mint: 36,045,000
- Bavarian Central Mint - Munich: 31,545,000
- Hamburg Mint: 31,545,000
- Berlin Mint: 30,045,000
- Karlsruhe Mint: 21,045,000
Total Mintage: 150,225,000
One Mark 1992 Germany / One Mark 1992 - reverse photo Germany / One Mark 1992 - obverse photo Material: CuproNickel
Mints:
- Stuttgart Mint: 36,045,000
- Bavarian Central Mint - Munich: 31,545,000
- Hamburg Mint: 31,545,000
- Berlin Mint: 30,045,000
- Karlsruhe Mint: 21,045,000
Total Mintage: 150,225,000
One Mark 1993 Germany / One Mark 1993 - reverse photo Germany / One Mark 1993 - obverse photo Material: CuproNickel
Mints:
- Stuttgart Mint: 9,645,000
- Bavarian Central Mint - Munich: 8,445,000
- Hamburg Mint: 8,445,000
- Berlin Mint: 8,045,000
- Karlsruhe Mint: 5,645,000
Total Mintage: 40,225,000
One Mark 1994 Germany / One Mark 1994 - reverse photo Germany / One Mark 1994 - obverse photo Material: CuproNickel
Mints:
- Stuttgart Mint: 21,845,000
- Bavarian Central Mint - Munich: 18,945,000
- Hamburg Mint: 18,945,000
- Berlin Mint: 18,045,000
- Karlsruhe Mint: 5,645,000
Total Mintage: 83,425,000
One Mark 1995 Germany / One Mark 1995 - reverse photo Germany / One Mark 1995 - obverse photo Material: CuproNickel
Mints:
- Hamburg Mint: 145,000
- Berlin Mint: 65,000
- Bavarian Central Mint - Munich: 65,000
- Stuttgart Mint: 65,000
- Karlsruhe Mint: 65,000
Total Mintage: 405,000
One Mark 1996 (mint sets only) Germany / One Mark 1996 (mint sets only) - reverse photo Germany / One Mark 1996 (mint sets only) - obverse photo Material: CuproNickel
Mints:
- Berlin Mint: 95,000
- Bavarian Central Mint - Munich: 95,000
- Stuttgart Mint: 95,000
- Karlsruhe Mint: 95,000
- Hamburg Mint: 95,000
Total Mintage: 475,000
One Mark 1997 (mint sets only) Germany / One Mark 1997 (mint sets only) - reverse photo Germany / One Mark 1997 (mint sets only) - obverse photo Material: CuproNickel
Mints:
- Berlin Mint: 115,000
- Bavarian Central Mint - Munich: 115,000
- Stuttgart Mint: 115,000
- Karlsruhe Mint: 115,000
- Hamburg Mint: 115,000
Total Mintage: 575,000
One Mark 1998 (mint sets only) Germany / One Mark 1998 (mint sets only) - reverse photo Germany / One Mark 1998 (mint sets only) - obverse photo Material: CuproNickel
Mints:
- Berlin Mint: 115,000
- Bavarian Central Mint - Munich: 115,000
- Stuttgart Mint: 115,000
- Karlsruhe Mint: 115,000
- Hamburg Mint: 115,000
Total Mintage: 575,000
One Mark 1999 (mint sets only) Germany / One Mark 1999 (mint sets only) - reverse photo Germany / One Mark 1999 (mint sets only) - obverse photo Material: CuproNickel
Mints:
- Berlin Mint: 115,000
- Bavarian Central Mint - Munich: 115,000
- SMBW - Stuttgart: 115,000
- SMBW - Karlsruhe: 115,000
- Hamburg Mint: 115,000
Total Mintage: 575,000
One Mark 2000 (mint sets only) Germany / One Mark 2000 (mint sets only) - reverse photo Germany / One Mark 2000 (mint sets only) - obverse photo Material: CuproNickel
Mints:
- Berlin Mint: 115,000
- Bavarian Central Mint - Munich: 115,000
- SMBW - Stuttgart: 115,000
- SMBW - Karlsruhe: 115,000
- Hamburg Mint: 115,000
Total Mintage: 575,000
One Mark 2001 (mint sets only) Germany / One Mark 2001 (mint sets only) - reverse photo Germany / One Mark 2001 (mint sets only) - obverse photo Material: CuproNickel
Mints:
- Berlin Mint: 208,000
- Bavarian Central Mint - Munich: 208,000
- SMBW - Stuttgart: 208,000
- SMBW - Karlsruhe: 208,000
- Hamburg Mint: 208,000
Total Mintage: 1,040,000
One Mark 2001 Gold Germany / One Mark 2001 Gold - reverse photo Germany / One Mark 2001 Gold - obverse photo Material: 0.9999 Gold
Mints:
- Berlin Mint: 200,000
- Bavarian Central Mint - Munich: 200,000
- SMBW - Stuttgart: 200,000
- SMBW - Karlsruhe: 200,000
- Hamburg Mint: 200,000
Total Mintage: 1,000,000
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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)
Size23.500 mm
Thickness1.750 mm
Mass5.500 g