The Two Marks coin, abbreviated 2 DM and known in English as 2 German Marks, was a relatively large 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:
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.
Unlike the smaller denominations, which had the same appearance throughout their existence, the 2 Marks saw several different designs:
Note that after 1969, new designs (featuring portraits of politicians) did not supplant the previous ones; older designs continued to be issued and used in parallel.
The coins are made of copper-nickel, with composition Cu (copper) 75%, Ni (nickel) 25%; coins of the "politicians" series which started in 1969 had three layers, with CuproNickel outer layers and a Nickel core. The edge inscription was the same throughout the history of the denomination: Einigkeit und Recht und Freiheit, meaning "Unity and Justice and Freedom".
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.
|Two Marks 2001 Franz Josef Strauß (mint sets only)||1,040,000||· BUNDESREPUBLIK DEUTSCHLAND · 1949 1989|
|Two Marks 2001 Willy Brandt (mint sets only)||1,040,000||· BUNDESREPUBLIK DEUTSCHLAND · 1949 1994|
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Two Marks, German Eagle|
Two Marks, Max Planck
Two Marks, Konrad Adenauer
Two Marks, Theodor Heuss
Two Marks, Kurt Schumacher
Two Marks, Ludwig Erhard
Two Marks, Franz Josef Strauß
Two Marks, Willy Brandt
|Face Value||2 (x Mark)|
|Current||No (demonetised 2002)|
|Orientation||Medal Alignment (Axis 0)|
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