Ten Pfennigs, Coin Type from Germany - detailed information

Ten Pfennigs, Coin Type from Germany (issued 1949 - 2001)
Coin TypeTen Pfennigs

The 10 Pfennigs coin (German: Zehn Pfennig), abbreviated 10 Pf., was a small 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 one tenth 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 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.

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 / Ten Pfennigs - 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 InscriptionBUNDESREPUBLIK DEUTSCHLAND · [year] ·
Reverse
Germany / Ten Pfennigs - reverse photo

Between two ears of rye, a large numeral for the value: 10; 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 Inscription10 PFENNIG
EdgePlain
Edge InscriptionNone
All Coins of Type: Ten Pfennigs (38)
Coin NameMintageLegend
Ten Pfennigs 1949 498,518,250 BANK DEUTSCHER LÄNDER · 1949 ·
Ten Pfennigs 1950 1,689,048,300 BUNDESREPUBLIK DEUTSCHLAND · 1950 ·
Ten Pfennigs 1966 124,775,170 BUNDESREPUBLIK DEUTSCHLAND · 1966 ·
Ten Pfennigs 1967 51,257,499 BUNDESREPUBLIK DEUTSCHLAND · 1967 ·
Ten Pfennigs 1968 29,034,023 BUNDESREPUBLIK DEUTSCHLAND · 1968 ·
Ten Pfennigs 1969 181,311,800 BUNDESREPUBLIK DEUTSCHLAND · 1969 ·
Ten Pfennigs 1970 190,206,340 BUNDESREPUBLIK DEUTSCHLAND · 1970 ·
Ten Pfennigs 1971 300,826,000 BUNDESREPUBLIK DEUTSCHLAND · 1971 ·
Ten Pfennigs 1972 383,313,000 BUNDESREPUBLIK DEUTSCHLAND · 1972 ·
Ten Pfennigs 1973 100,226,000 BUNDESREPUBLIK DEUTSCHLAND · 1973 ·
Ten Pfennigs 1974 60,488,000 BUNDESREPUBLIK DEUTSCHLAND · 1974 ·
Ten Pfennigs 1975 60,383,000 BUNDESREPUBLIK DEUTSCHLAND · 1975 ·
Ten Pfennigs 1976 250,956,000 BUNDESREPUBLIK DEUTSCHLAND · 1976 ·
Ten Pfennigs 1977 250,345,000 BUNDESREPUBLIK DEUTSCHLAND · 1977 ·
Ten Pfennigs 1978 350,296,000 BUNDESREPUBLIK DEUTSCHLAND · 1978 ·
Ten Pfennigs 1979 400,356,000 BUNDESREPUBLIK DEUTSCHLAND · 1979 ·
Ten Pfennigs 1980 335,040,000 BUNDESREPUBLIK DEUTSCHLAND · 1980 ·
Ten Pfennigs 1981 460,774,000 BUNDESREPUBLIK DEUTSCHLAND · 1981 ·
Ten Pfennigs 1982 291,602,000 BUNDESREPUBLIK DEUTSCHLAND · 1982 ·
Ten Pfennigs 1983 130,300,000 BUNDESREPUBLIK DEUTSCHLAND · 1983 ·
Ten Pfennigs 1984 200,256,000 BUNDESREPUBLIK DEUTSCHLAND · 1984 ·
Ten Pfennigs 1985 300,219,000 BUNDESREPUBLIK DEUTSCHLAND · 1985 ·
Ten Pfennigs 1986 160,176,000 BUNDESREPUBLIK DEUTSCHLAND · 1986 ·
Ten Pfennigs 1987 225,180,000 BUNDESREPUBLIK DEUTSCHLAND · 1987 ·
Ten Pfennigs 1988 420,180,000 BUNDESREPUBLIK DEUTSCHLAND · 1988 ·
Ten Pfennigs 1989 460,180,000 BUNDESREPUBLIK DEUTSCHLAND · 1989 ·
Ten Pfennigs 1990 700,180,000 BUNDESREPUBLIK DEUTSCHLAND · 1990 ·
Ten Pfennigs 1991 850,275,000 BUNDESREPUBLIK DEUTSCHLAND · 1991 ·
Ten Pfennigs 1992 400,225,000 BUNDESREPUBLIK DEUTSCHLAND · 1992 ·
Ten Pfennigs 1993 400,225,000 BUNDESREPUBLIK DEUTSCHLAND · 1993 ·
Ten Pfennigs 1994 500,225,000 BUNDESREPUBLIK DEUTSCHLAND · 1994 ·
Ten Pfennigs 1995 549,225,000 BUNDESREPUBLIK DEUTSCHLAND · 1995 ·
Ten Pfennigs 1996 450,225,000 BUNDESREPUBLIK DEUTSCHLAND · 1996 ·
Ten Pfennigs 1997 (mint sets only) 575,000 BUNDESREPUBLIK DEUTSCHLAND · 1997 ·
Ten Pfennigs 1998 (mint sets only) 575,000 BUNDESREPUBLIK DEUTSCHLAND · 1998 ·
Ten Pfennigs 1999 (mint sets only) 575,000 BUNDESREPUBLIK DEUTSCHLAND · 1999 ·
Ten Pfennigs 2000 (mint sets only) 575,000 BUNDESREPUBLIK DEUTSCHLAND · 2000 ·
Ten Pfennigs 2001 (mint sets only) 1,040,000 BUNDESREPUBLIK DEUTSCHLAND · 2001 ·
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Ten Pfennigs: Details
CountryGermany
CurrencyDeutsche Mark
From1949
To2001
Face Value10 (x Pfennig)
CurrentNo (demonetised 2002)
MaterialBrass-plated Steel
DesignerAdolf Jäger
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size (mm)21.5000
Thickness (mm)1.7000
Mass (g)4