One Pfennig, Coin Type from Germany - detailed information

One Pfennig, Coin Type from Germany (issued 1948 - 2001)
Coin TypeOne Pfennig

The 1 Pfennig coin, abbreviated 1 Pf., was the smallest 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. It was equal to 1/100 of a Mark. The coinage was first issued under Allied occupation after World War II, by the "Bank deutscher Länder" (Bank of the German States) from 1948, then by the Deutsche Bundesbank (German Federal Bank) since 1957. In the first two years of issue, the coins had the legend Bank deutscher Länder, then Bundesrepublik Deutschland (Federal Republic of Germany).

The coins were made of steel, bronze-plated in 1948 and 1949, then copper-plated. They were struck by five different mints:

- Berlin Mint - mint mark A (from 1991; 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.

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 Pfennig - obverse photo

The obverse features a small oak seedling sprouting five leaves. The oak tree had been a German symbol for centuries. This young shoot represents the hope for the reconstruction of Germany after the war.

Around, the legend BUNDESREPUBLIK DEUTSCHLAND (Federal Republic of Germany).

Below that, the year of issue: · [year] ·.

Obverse Inscription BUNDESREPUBLIK DEUTSCHLAND · [year] ·
Reverse
Germany / One Pfennig - reverse photo

Between two ears of rye, a large numeral for the value: 1; around below that, the denomination PFENNIG.

The mint mark of the mint which struck the coin is a small letter centre top, between the two rye ears.

Reverse Inscription 1 PFENNIG
EdgePlainEdge InscriptionNone
Coin Type: One Pfennig - (39) Coins
Coin NameReverseObverseDetails
One Pfennig 1948 Germany / One Pfennig 1948 - reverse photo Germany / One Pfennig 1948 - obverse photo Material: Copper-plated Steel
Mints:
- Hamburg Mint: 79,303,828
- Stuttgart Mint: 68,203,176
- Bavarian Central Mint - Munich: 46,325,000
- Karlsruhe Mint: 45,603,980
Total Mintage: 239,435,984
One Pfennig 1949 Germany / One Pfennig 1949 - reverse photo Germany / One Pfennig 1949 - obverse photo Material: Copper-plated Steel
Mints:
- Stuttgart Mint: 129,935,583
- Hamburg Mint: 101,931,670
- Bavarian Central Mint - Munich: 99,863,235
- Karlsruhe Mint: 70,954,463
Total Mintage: 402,684,951
One Pfennig 1950 Germany / One Pfennig 1950 - reverse photo Germany / One Pfennig 1950 - obverse photo Material: Copper-plated Steel
Mints:
- Stuttgart Mint: 898,277,620
- Hamburg Mint: 784,424,300
- Bavarian Central Mint - Munich: 772,592,000
- Karlsruhe Mint: 515,674,800
Total Mintage: 2,970,968,720
One Pfennig 1966 Germany / One Pfennig 1966 - reverse photo Germany / One Pfennig 1966 - obverse photo Material: Copper-plated Steel
Mints:
- Stuttgart Mint: 75,031,100
- Hamburg Mint: 66,843,000
- Bavarian Central Mint - Munich: 65,063,000
- Karlsruhe Mint: 48,264,070
Total Mintage: 255,201,170
One Pfennig 1967 Germany / One Pfennig 1967 - reverse photo Germany / One Pfennig 1967 - obverse photo Material: Copper-plated Steel
Mints:
- Stuttgart Mint: 45,004,500
- Hamburg Mint: 42,584,500
- Bavarian Central Mint - Munich: 39,082,000
- Karlsruhe Mint: 20,791,500
Total Mintage: 147,462,500
One Pfennig 1968 Germany / One Pfennig 1968 - reverse photo Germany / One Pfennig 1968 - obverse photo Material: Copper-plated Steel
Mints:
- Bavarian Central Mint - Munich: 32,796,999
- Stuttgart Mint: 26,341,000
- Hamburg Mint: 23,416,000
- Karlsruhe Mint: 20,388,023
Total Mintage: 102,942,022
One Pfennig 1969 Germany / One Pfennig 1969 - reverse photo Germany / One Pfennig 1969 - obverse photo Material: Copper-plated Steel
Mints:
- Stuttgart Mint: 90,177,100
- Hamburg Mint: 80,226,000
- Bavarian Central Mint - Munich: 78,177,000
- Karlsruhe Mint: 61,844,700
Total Mintage: 310,424,800
One Pfennig 1970 Germany / One Pfennig 1970 - reverse photo Germany / One Pfennig 1970 - obverse photo Material: Copper-plated Steel
Mints:
- Stuttgart Mint: 105,241,140
- Hamburg Mint: 93,460,000
- Bavarian Central Mint - Munich: 91,151,000
- Karlsruhe Mint: 82,431,200
Total Mintage: 372,283,340
One Pfennig 1971 Germany / One Pfennig 1971 - reverse photo Germany / One Pfennig 1971 - obverse photo Material: Copper-plated Steel
Mints:
- Stuttgart Mint: 157,401,000
- Hamburg Mint: 120,226,000
- Bavarian Central Mint - Munich: 116,620,000
- Karlsruhe Mint: 77,684,200
Total Mintage: 471,931,200
One Pfennig 1972 Germany / One Pfennig 1972 - reverse photo Germany / One Pfennig 1972 - obverse photo Material: Copper-plated Steel
Mints:
- Stuttgart Mint: 105,014,000
- Hamburg Mint: 93,500,000
- Bavarian Central Mint - Munich: 90,704,000
- Karlsruhe Mint: 60,670,000
Total Mintage: 349,888,000
One Pfennig 1973 Germany / One Pfennig 1973 - reverse photo Germany / One Pfennig 1973 - obverse photo Material: Copper-plated Steel
Mints:
- Stuttgart Mint: 45,015,000
- Hamburg Mint: 40,066,000
- Bavarian Central Mint - Munich: 38,985,000
- Karlsruhe Mint: 25,820,000
Total Mintage: 149,886,000
One Pfennig 1974 Germany / One Pfennig 1974 - reverse photo Germany / One Pfennig 1974 - obverse photo Material: Copper-plated Steel
Mints:
- Stuttgart Mint: 105,126,000
- Hamburg Mint: 93,562,000
- Bavarian Central Mint - Munich: 90,986,000
- Karlsruhe Mint: 60,583,000
Total Mintage: 350,257,000
One Pfennig 1975 Germany / One Pfennig 1975 - reverse photo Germany / One Pfennig 1975 - obverse photo Material: Copper-plated Steel
Mints:
- Stuttgart Mint: 105,050,000
- Hamburg Mint: 93,538,000
- Bavarian Central Mint - Munich: 91,096,000
- Karlsruhe Mint: 60,747,000
Total Mintage: 350,431,000
One Pfennig 1976 Germany / One Pfennig 1976 - reverse photo Germany / One Pfennig 1976 - obverse photo Material: Copper-plated Steel
Mints:
- Stuttgart Mint: 150,080,000
- Hamburg Mint: 133,543,000
- Bavarian Central Mint - Munich: 130,270,000
- Karlsruhe Mint: 86,629,000
Total Mintage: 500,522,000
One Pfennig 1977 Germany / One Pfennig 1977 - reverse photo Germany / One Pfennig 1977 - obverse photo Material: Copper-plated Steel
Mints:
- Stuttgart Mint: 165,051,000
- Hamburg Mint: 146,839,000
- Bavarian Central Mint - Munich: 143,052,000
- Karlsruhe Mint: 95,252,000
Total Mintage: 550,194,000
One Pfennig 1978 Germany / One Pfennig 1978 - reverse photo Germany / One Pfennig 1978 - obverse photo Material: Copper-plated Steel
Mints:
- Stuttgart Mint: 180,054,000
- Hamburg Mint: 160,254,000
- Bavarian Central Mint - Munich: 156,054,000
- Karlsruhe Mint: 103,854,000
Total Mintage: 600,216,000
One Pfennig 1979 Germany / One Pfennig 1979 - reverse photo Germany / One Pfennig 1979 - obverse photo Material: Copper-plated Steel
Mints:
- Stuttgart Mint: 180,089,000
- Hamburg Mint: 160,289,000
- Bavarian Central Mint - Munich: 156,089,000
- Karlsruhe Mint: 103,889,000
Total Mintage: 600,356,000
One Pfennig 1980 Germany / One Pfennig 1980 - reverse photo Germany / One Pfennig 1980 - obverse photo Material: Copper-plated Steel
Mints:
- Stuttgart Mint: 200,730,000
- Bavarian Central Mint - Munich: 200,190,000
- Hamburg Mint: 143,220,000
- Karlsruhe Mint: 72,050,000
Total Mintage: 616,190,000
One Pfennig 1981 Germany / One Pfennig 1981 - reverse photo Germany / One Pfennig 1981 - obverse photo Material: Copper-plated Steel
Mints:
- Stuttgart Mint: 274,101,000
- Hamburg Mint: 189,181,000
- Karlsruhe Mint: 178,101,000
- Bavarian Central Mint - Munich: 169,641,000
Total Mintage: 811,024,000
One Pfennig 1982 Germany / One Pfennig 1982 - reverse photo Germany / One Pfennig 1982 - obverse photo Material: Copper-plated Steel
Mints:
- Bavarian Central Mint - Munich: 130,168,000
- Hamburg Mint: 124,798,000
- Stuttgart Mint: 108,468,000
- Karlsruhe Mint: 77,818,000
Total Mintage: 441,252,000
One Pfennig 1983 Germany / One Pfennig 1983 - reverse photo Germany / One Pfennig 1983 - obverse photo Material: Copper-plated Steel
Mints:
- Stuttgart Mint: 54,075,000
- Hamburg Mint: 48,135,000
- Bavarian Central Mint - Munich: 46,875,000
- Karlsruhe Mint: 31,215,000
Total Mintage: 180,300,000
One Pfennig 1984 Germany / One Pfennig 1984 - reverse photo Germany / One Pfennig 1984 - obverse photo Material: Copper-plated Steel
Mints:
- Stuttgart Mint: 67,564,000
- Hamburg Mint: 60,164,000
- Bavarian Central Mint - Munich: 58,564,000
- Karlsruhe Mint: 38,964,000
Total Mintage: 225,256,000
One Pfennig 1985 Germany / One Pfennig 1985 - reverse photo Germany / One Pfennig 1985 - obverse photo Material: Copper-plated Steel
Mints:
- Stuttgart Mint: 22,554,000
- Hamburg Mint: 20,054,000
- Bavarian Central Mint - Munich: 19,556,000
- Karlsruhe Mint: 13,055,000
Total Mintage: 75,219,000
One Pfennig 1986 Germany / One Pfennig 1986 - reverse photo Germany / One Pfennig 1986 - obverse photo Material: Copper-plated Steel
Mints:
- Stuttgart Mint: 45,044,000
- Hamburg Mint: 40,144,000
- Bavarian Central Mint - Munich: 39,044,000
- Karlsruhe Mint: 25,944,000
Total Mintage: 150,176,000
One Pfennig 1987 Germany / One Pfennig 1987 - reverse photo Germany / One Pfennig 1987 - obverse photo Material: Copper-plated Steel
Mints:
- Stuttgart Mint: 7,545,000
- Hamburg Mint: 6,725,000
- Bavarian Central Mint - Munich: 6,545,000
- Karlsruhe Mint: 4,375,000
Total Mintage: 25,190,000
One Pfennig 1988 Germany / One Pfennig 1988 - reverse photo Germany / One Pfennig 1988 - obverse photo Material: Copper-plated Steel
Mints:
- Stuttgart Mint: 60,045,000
- Hamburg Mint: 53,445,000
- Bavarian Central Mint - Munich: 52,045,000
- Karlsruhe Mint: 34,645,000
Total Mintage: 200,180,000
One Pfennig 1989 Germany / One Pfennig 1989 - reverse photo Germany / One Pfennig 1989 - obverse photo Material: Copper-plated Steel
Mints:
- Stuttgart Mint: 120,045,000
- Hamburg Mint: 106,845,000
- Bavarian Central Mint - Munich: 104,045,000
- Karlsruhe Mint: 69,245,000
Total Mintage: 400,180,000
One Pfennig 1990 Germany / One Pfennig 1990 - reverse photo Germany / One Pfennig 1990 - obverse photo Material: Copper-plated Steel
Mints:
- Stuttgart Mint: 195,045,000
- Hamburg Mint: 173,595,000
- Bavarian Central Mint - Munich: 169,045,000
- Karlsruhe Mint: 112,495,000
Total Mintage: 650,180,000
One Pfennig 1991 Germany / One Pfennig 1991 - reverse photo Germany / One Pfennig 1991 - obverse photo Material: Copper-plated Steel
Mints:
- Stuttgart Mint: 312,045,000
- Bavarian Central Mint - Munich: 273,045,000
- Hamburg Mint: 273,045,000
- Berlin Mint: 260,045,000
- Karlsruhe Mint: 182,045,000
Total Mintage: 1,300,225,000
One Pfennig 1992 Germany / One Pfennig 1992 - reverse photo Germany / One Pfennig 1992 - obverse photo Material: Copper-plated Steel
Mints:
- Stuttgart Mint: 48,045,000
- Bavarian Central Mint - Munich: 42,045,000
- Hamburg Mint: 42,045,000
- Berlin Mint: 40,045,000
- Karlsruhe Mint: 28,045,000
Total Mintage: 200,225,000
One Pfennig 1993 Germany / One Pfennig 1993 - reverse photo Germany / One Pfennig 1993 - obverse photo Material: Copper-plated Steel
Mints:
- Stuttgart Mint: 48,045,000
- Bavarian Central Mint - Munich: 42,045,000
- Hamburg Mint: 42,045,000
- Berlin Mint: 40,045,000
- Karlsruhe Mint: 28,045,000
Total Mintage: 200,225,000
One Pfennig 1994 Germany / One Pfennig 1994 - reverse photo Germany / One Pfennig 1994 - obverse photo Material: Copper-plated Steel
Mints:
- Stuttgart Mint: 120,045,000
- Bavarian Central Mint - Munich: 105,045,000
- Hamburg Mint: 105,045,000
- Berlin Mint: 100,045,000
- Karlsruhe Mint: 70,045,000
Total Mintage: 500,225,000
One Pfennig 1995 Germany / One Pfennig 1995 - reverse photo Germany / One Pfennig 1995 - obverse photo Material: Copper-plated Steel
Mints:
- Stuttgart Mint: 120,045,000
- Bavarian Central Mint - Munich: 105,045,000
- Hamburg Mint: 105,045,000
- Berlin Mint: 100,045,000
- Karlsruhe Mint: 70,045,000
Total Mintage: 500,225,000
One Pfennig 1996 Germany / One Pfennig 1996 - reverse photo Germany / One Pfennig 1996 - obverse photo Material: Copper-plated Steel
Mints:
- Stuttgart Mint: 96,045,000
- Bavarian Central Mint - Munich: 84,045,000
- Hamburg Mint: 84,045,000
- Berlin Mint: 80,045,000
- Karlsruhe Mint: 56,045,000
Total Mintage: 400,225,000
One Pfennig 1997 (mint sets only) Germany / One Pfennig 1997 (mint sets only) - reverse photo Germany / One Pfennig 1997 (mint sets only) - obverse photo Material: Copper-plated Steel
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 Pfennig 1998 (mint sets only) Germany / One Pfennig 1998 (mint sets only) - reverse photo Germany / One Pfennig 1998 (mint sets only) - obverse photo Material: Copper-plated Steel
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 Pfennig 1999 (mint sets only) Germany / One Pfennig 1999 (mint sets only) - reverse photo Germany / One Pfennig 1999 (mint sets only) - obverse photo Material: Copper-plated Steel
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 Pfennig 2000 (mint sets only) Germany / One Pfennig 2000 (mint sets only) - reverse photo Germany / One Pfennig 2000 (mint sets only) - obverse photo Material: Copper-plated Steel
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 Pfennig 2001 (mint sets only) Germany / One Pfennig 2001 (mint sets only) - reverse photo Germany / One Pfennig 2001 (mint sets only) - obverse photo Material: Copper-plated Steel
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
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One Pfennig: Details
CountryGermany
CurrencyDeutsche Mark
From1948
To2001
Face Value1 (x Pfennig)
CurrentNo (demonetised 2002)
MaterialCopper-plated Steel
DesignerAdolf Jäger
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size16.500 mm
Thickness1.380 mm
Mass2.000 g