Fifty Pfennigs 2000 (mint sets only), Coin from Germany - detailed information

Fifty Pfennigs 2000 (mint sets only), Coin from Germany (demonetised 2002)
CoinFifty Pfennigs 2000 (mint sets only)

The 50 Pfennig coin, abbreviated 50 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 half of a Mark.

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. In preparation for the event, Germany stopped issuing new pfennig coins. Some were struck for the mint sets of the year (in uncirculated and in proof grades), but none were issued into circulation.

All coins of this type were demonetised only two years later, and were not acceptable as payment after 28 February 2002.

MintMint markTotal Mintage
Berlin Mint Letter A 115,000
Bavarian Central Mint - Munich Letter D 115,000
SMBW - Stuttgart Letter F 115,000
SMBW - Karlsruhe Letter G 115,000
Hamburg Mint Letter J 115,000
Obverse
Germany / Fifty Pfennigs 2000 (mint sets only) - obverse photo

The obverse features a kneeling barefoot young woman planting a small oak tree. The oak tree had been a German symbol for centuries. This scene represents the hope for the reconstruction of Germany after the war.

Below that, the year of issue: · 2000 ·.

Obverse Inscription 2000
Reverse
Germany / Fifty Pfennigs 2000 (mint sets only) - reverse photo

At centre of the reverse, a large numeral for the value: 50; below that, the denomination · PFENNIG ·.

Around above, the legend BUNDESREPUBLIK DEUTSCHLAND, meaning Federal Republic of Germany.

The mint mark of the mint which struck the coin is a small letter between the value 50 and the word PFENNIG.

Mint marks used in this year were:
A for Berlin Mint
D for Bavarian Central Mint - Munich
F for State Mints of Baden-Württemberg - Stuttgart
G for State Mints of Baden-Württemberg - Karlsruhe
J for Hamburg Mint

Reverse Inscription BUNDESREPUBLIK DEUTSCHLAND 50 · PFENNIG ·
EdgePlainEdge InscriptionNone
Notes

Mintage comprised of (uncirculated coins in sets + proofs):

Berlin (2000 A): 70,000 + 45,000
Munich (2000 D): 70,000 + 45,000
Stuttgart (2000 F): 70,000 + 45,000
Karlsruhe (2000 G): 70,000 + 45,000
Hamburg (2000 J): 70,000 + 45,000

Note that Deutsche Bundesbank provides a PDF file with mintages that differ from the above (figures seem to be rounded, and do not include proofs):
DM-Umlaufmünzen | Deutsche Bundesbank

Fifty Pfennigs 2000 (mint sets only): Known varieties
Variety Proof 2000 A (Berlin Mint)
Mintage Issued: 45,000 (included in total)
Details

Proof coins ("PP" from "Polierte Platte" in German) in the year's "A" proof sets from the Berlin Mint.

Variety Proof 2000 D (Munich Mint)
Images Germany / Fifty Pfennigs 2000 (mint sets only) / Proof 2000 D (Munich Mint) - obverse photo Germany / Fifty Pfennigs 2000 (mint sets only) / Proof 2000 D (Munich Mint) - reverse photo
Mintage Issued: 45,000 (included in total)
Details

Proof coins ("PP" from "Polierte Platte" in German) in the year's "D" proof sets from the Bavarian Central Mint - Munich.

Variety Proof 2000 F (Stuttgart Mint)
Mintage Issued: 45,000 (included in total)
Details

Proof coins ("PP" from "Polierte Platte" in German) in the year's "F" proof sets from the State Mints of Baden-Württemberg - Stuttgart.

Variety Proof 2000 G (Karlsruhe Mint)
Mintage Issued: 45,000 (included in total)
Details

Proof coins ("PP" from "Polierte Platte" in German) in the year's "G" proof sets from the State Mints of Baden-Württemberg - Karlsruhe.

Variety Proof 2000 J (Hamburg Mint)
Mintage Issued: 45,000 (included in total)
Details

Proof coins ("PP" from "Polierte Platte" in German) in the year's "J" proof sets from the Hamburg Mint.

Fifty Pfennigs 2000 (mint sets only): References to Information Used
SourceEditionAboutLinkNotes
Deutsche Bundesbank Dimensions, mass link
All (38) Coins of Country: Germany, Type: Fifty Pfennigs
Coin NameMintageLegend
Fifty Pfennigs 1949 152,453,452 BANK DEUTSCHER LÄNDER 50 · PFENNIG ·
Fifty Pfennigs 1950 413,404,850 BUNDESREPUBLIK DEUTSCHLAND 50 · PFENNIG ·
Fifty Pfennigs 1966 32,049,169 BUNDESREPUBLIK DEUTSCHLAND 50 · PFENNIG ·
Fifty Pfennigs 1967 23,746,500 BUNDESREPUBLIK DEUTSCHLAND 50 · PFENNIG ·
Fifty Pfennigs 1968 20,310,023 BUNDESREPUBLIK DEUTSCHLAND 50 · PFENNIG ·
Fifty Pfennigs 1969 56,056,800 BUNDESREPUBLIK DEUTSCHLAND 50 · PFENNIG ·
Fifty Pfennigs 1970 74,407,340 BUNDESREPUBLIK DEUTSCHLAND 50 · PFENNIG ·
Fifty Pfennigs 1971 92,773,000 BUNDESREPUBLIK DEUTSCHLAND 50 · PFENNIG ·
Fifty Pfennigs 1972 100,129,000 BUNDESREPUBLIK DEUTSCHLAND 50 · PFENNIG ·
Fifty Pfennigs 1973 30,051,999 BUNDESREPUBLIK DEUTSCHLAND 50 · PFENNIG ·
Fifty Pfennigs 1974 70,351,000 BUNDESREPUBLIK DEUTSCHLAND 50 · PFENNIG ·
Fifty Pfennigs 1975 50,284,000 BUNDESREPUBLIK DEUTSCHLAND 50 · PFENNIG ·
Fifty Pfennigs 1976 40,000,000 BUNDESREPUBLIK DEUTSCHLAND 50 · PFENNIG ·
Fifty Pfennigs 1977 40,233,000 BUNDESREPUBLIK DEUTSCHLAND 50 · PFENNIG ·
Fifty Pfennigs 1978 39,936,000 BUNDESREPUBLIK DEUTSCHLAND 50 · PFENNIG ·
Fifty Pfennigs 1979 40,356,000 BUNDESREPUBLIK DEUTSCHLAND 50 · PFENNIG ·
Fifty Pfennigs 1980 87,620,000 BUNDESREPUBLIK DEUTSCHLAND 50 · PFENNIG ·
Fifty Pfennigs 1981 83,094,000 BUNDESREPUBLIK DEUTSCHLAND 50 · PFENNIG ·
Fifty Pfennigs 1982 87,672,000 BUNDESREPUBLIK DEUTSCHLAND 50 · PFENNIG ·
Fifty Pfennigs 1983 80,300,000 BUNDESREPUBLIK DEUTSCHLAND 50 · PFENNIG ·
Fifty Pfennigs 1984 45,256,000 BUNDESREPUBLIK DEUTSCHLAND 50 · PFENNIG ·
Fifty Pfennigs 1985 60,419,000 BUNDESREPUBLIK DEUTSCHLAND 50 · PFENNIG ·
Fifty Pfennigs 1986 8,176,000 BUNDESREPUBLIK DEUTSCHLAND 50 · PFENNIG ·
Fifty Pfennigs 1987 2,180,000 BUNDESREPUBLIK DEUTSCHLAND 50 · PFENNIG ·
Fifty Pfennigs 1988 16,210,000 BUNDESREPUBLIK DEUTSCHLAND 50 · PFENNIG ·
Fifty Pfennigs 1989 140,180,000 BUNDESREPUBLIK DEUTSCHLAND 50 · PFENNIG ·
Fifty Pfennigs 1990 700,180,000 BUNDESREPUBLIK DEUTSCHLAND 50 · PFENNIG ·
Fifty Pfennigs 1991 133,745,000 BUNDESREPUBLIK DEUTSCHLAND 50 · PFENNIG ·
Fifty Pfennigs 1992 90,225,000 BUNDESREPUBLIK DEUTSCHLAND 50 · PFENNIG ·
Fifty Pfennigs 1993 80,225,000 BUNDESREPUBLIK DEUTSCHLAND 50 · PFENNIG ·
Fifty Pfennigs 1994 37,725,000 BUNDESREPUBLIK DEUTSCHLAND 50 · PFENNIG ·
Fifty Pfennigs 1995 3,080,000 BUNDESREPUBLIK DEUTSCHLAND 50 · PFENNIG ·
Fifty Pfennigs 1996 (mint sets only) 475,000 BUNDESREPUBLIK DEUTSCHLAND 50 · PFENNIG ·
Fifty Pfennigs 1997 (mint sets only) 575,000 BUNDESREPUBLIK DEUTSCHLAND 50 · PFENNIG ·
Fifty Pfennigs 1998 (mint sets only) 575,000 BUNDESREPUBLIK DEUTSCHLAND 50 · PFENNIG ·
Fifty Pfennigs 1999 (mint sets only) 575,000 BUNDESREPUBLIK DEUTSCHLAND 50 · PFENNIG ·
Fifty Pfennigs 2000 (mint sets only) 575,000 BUNDESREPUBLIK DEUTSCHLAND 50 · PFENNIG ·
Fifty Pfennigs 2001 (mint sets only) 1,040,000 BUNDESREPUBLIK DEUTSCHLAND 50 · PFENNIG ·
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Fifty Pfennigs 2000 (mint sets only): Details
CountryGermany
CurrencyDeutsche Mark
Coin TypeFifty Pfennigs
Issued2000
Face Value50 (x Pfennig)
Circulation MintageNone
Total Mintage575,000
CurrentNo; demonetised 2002
MaterialCuproNickel
DesignerRichard M. Werner
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size20.000 mm
Thickness1.580 mm
Mass3.500 g
OCC IDLBRP-ERRC-BLBB-EMNY
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Fifty Pfennigs 2000 (mint sets only): Photos
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Proof Coin, Germany, 50 Pfennig 2000
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Notes: Munich Mint (D mint mark).
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Proof Coin, Germany, 50 Pfennig 2000
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Fifty Pfennigs 2000 (mint sets only): Catalogue Reference IDs
SourceReference ID
Schön, WeltmünzkatalogDeutschland Schön# 107
Krause, Standard Catalog of World CoinsGermany, Federal Republic KM# 109.2