Five Marks 1959, Coin from Germany - detailed information

Five Marks 1959, Coin from Germany (demonetised 1975)
CoinFive Marks 1959

The Five Marks coin, abbreviated 5 DM and known in English as 5 German Marks, was the largest 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.

All coins of the denomination coins were initially made of silver but this was later changed to CuproNickel-clad nickel. There was also an extensive series of commemorative 5 Marks coins.

The edge inscription was the same throughout the history of the denomination: Einigkeit und Recht und Freiheit, meaning "Unity and Justice and Freedom" (same as on the 2 DM coins).

Silver 5 Mark coins issued in 1959 circulated for 16 years until they were demonetised on 1st August 1975.

MintMint markTotal Mintage
Hamburg Mint Letter J 713,000
Karlsruhe Mint Letter G 692,000
Bavarian Central Mint - Munich Letter D 496,000
Obverse
Germany / Five Marks 1959 - obverse photo

The obverse of the coin depicts, within a beaded circle, the Federal Eagle of Germany, being a one headed eagle, its head turned to the right (i.e. facing left on the coin), its wings open and with open feathering.

There is no inscription.

Obverse Inscription (none)
Reverse
Germany / Five Marks 1959 - reverse photo

Within a beaded circle, the reverse features text only. At centre, the numeral of the value: 5; around, the denomination DEUTSCHE MARK (German Mark) separated by four-pointed stars from the date: + 1959 +.

All around that, the legend · BUNDESREPUBLIK DEUTSCHLAND ·, meaning Federal Republic of Germany, and the mint mark (below the date).

Mint marks used in this year were:
D for Bavarian Central Mint - Munich
G for Karlsruhe Mint
J for Hamburg Mint

Reverse Inscription 5 DEUTSCHE MARK + 1959 + · BUNDESREPUBLIK DEUTSCHLAND ·
EdgeInscribed (incuse lettering)Edge InscriptionEINIGKEIT UND RECHT UND FREIHEIT
Notes

Proof mintages for this year are not known.

Five Marks 1959: Known varieties
Variety Proof 1959 D (Munich Mint)
Mintage Issued: unknown
Details

Proof coins ("PP" from "Polierte Platte" in German) from the Munich Mint.

Variety Proof 1959 G (Karlsruhe Mint)
Mintage Issued: unknown
Details

Proof coins ("PP" from "Polierte Platte" in German) from the Karlsruhe Mint.

Variety Proof 1959 J (Hamburg Mint)
Mintage Issued: unknown
Details

Proof coins ("PP" from "Polierte Platte" in German) from the Hamburg Mint.

Five Marks 1959: References to Information Used
SourceEditionAboutLinkNotes
Deutsche Bundesbank Dimensions, mass link
All (46) Coins of Country: Germany, Type: Five Marks
Coin NameMintageSymbolLegend
Five Marks 1951 79,800,000 Federal Eagle of Germany 5 DEUTSCHE MARK + 1951 + · BUNDESREPUBLIK DEUTSCHLAND ·
Five Marks 1956 3,360,023 Federal Eagle of Germany 5 DEUTSCHE MARK + 1956 + · BUNDESREPUBLIK DEUTSCHLAND ·
Five Marks 1957 4,988,000 Federal Eagle of Germany 5 DEUTSCHE MARK + 1957 + · BUNDESREPUBLIK DEUTSCHLAND ·
Five Marks 1958 3,443,100 Federal Eagle of Germany 5 DEUTSCHE MARK + 1958 + · BUNDESREPUBLIK DEUTSCHLAND ·
Five Marks 1959 1,901,000 Federal Eagle of Germany 5 DEUTSCHE MARK + 1959 + · BUNDESREPUBLIK DEUTSCHLAND ·
Five Marks 1960 4,926,050 Federal Eagle of Germany 5 DEUTSCHE MARK + 1960 + · BUNDESREPUBLIK DEUTSCHLAND ·
Five Marks 1961 2,382,000 Federal Eagle of Germany 5 DEUTSCHE MARK + 1961 + · BUNDESREPUBLIK DEUTSCHLAND ·
Five Marks 1963 5,552,100 Federal Eagle of Germany 5 DEUTSCHE MARK + 1963 + · BUNDESREPUBLIK DEUTSCHLAND ·
Five Marks 1964 6,086,600 Federal Eagle of Germany 5 DEUTSCHE MARK + 1964 + · BUNDESREPUBLIK DEUTSCHLAND ·
Five Marks 1965 14,352,313 Federal Eagle of Germany 5 DEUTSCHE MARK + 1965 + · BUNDESREPUBLIK DEUTSCHLAND ·
Five Marks 1966 20,004,170 Federal Eagle of Germany 5 DEUTSCHE MARK + 1966 + · BUNDESREPUBLIK DEUTSCHLAND ·
Five Marks 1967 11,335,500 Federal Eagle of Germany 5 DEUTSCHE MARK + 1967 + · BUNDESREPUBLIK DEUTSCHLAND ·
Five Marks 1968 5,678,023 Federal Eagle of Germany 5 DEUTSCHE MARK + 1968 + · BUNDESREPUBLIK DEUTSCHLAND ·
Five Marks 1969 10,113,700 Federal Eagle of Germany 5 DEUTSCHE MARK + 1969 + · BUNDESREPUBLIK DEUTSCHLAND ·
Five Marks 1970 14,015,340 Federal Eagle of Germany 5 DEUTSCHE MARK + 1970 + · BUNDESREPUBLIK DEUTSCHLAND ·
Five Marks 1971 20,037,000 Federal Eagle of Germany 5 DEUTSCHE MARK + 1971 + · BUNDESREPUBLIK DEUTSCHLAND ·
Five Marks 1972 23,025,100 Federal Eagle of Germany 5 DEUTSCHE MARK + 1972 + · BUNDESREPUBLIK DEUTSCHLAND ·
Five Marks 1973 15,118,100 Federal Eagle of Germany 5 DEUTSCHE MARK + 1973 + · BUNDESREPUBLIK DEUTSCHLAND ·
Five Marks 1974 17,924,000 Federal Eagle of Germany 5 DEUTSCHE MARK + 1974 + · BUNDESREPUBLIK DEUTSCHLAND ·
Five Marks 1975 251,506,000 Federal Eagle of Germany 5 DEUTSCHE MARK · BUNDESREPUBLIK DEUTSCHLAND ·
Five Marks 1976 30,917,000 Federal Eagle of Germany 5 DEUTSCHE MARK · BUNDESREPUBLIK DEUTSCHLAND ·
Five Marks 1977 32,460,000 Federal Eagle of Germany 5 DEUTSCHE MARK · BUNDESREPUBLIK DEUTSCHLAND ·
Five Marks 1978 30,432,000 Federal Eagle of Germany 5 DEUTSCHE MARK · BUNDESREPUBLIK DEUTSCHLAND ·
Five Marks 1979 30,712,000 Federal Eagle of Germany 5 DEUTSCHE MARK · BUNDESREPUBLIK DEUTSCHLAND ·
Five Marks 1980 32,380,000 Federal Eagle of Germany 5 DEUTSCHE MARK · BUNDESREPUBLIK DEUTSCHLAND ·
Five Marks 1981 32,264,000 Federal Eagle of Germany 5 DEUTSCHE MARK · BUNDESREPUBLIK DEUTSCHLAND ·
Five Marks 1982 34,602,000 Federal Eagle of Germany 5 DEUTSCHE MARK · BUNDESREPUBLIK DEUTSCHLAND ·
Five Marks 1983 24,300,000 Federal Eagle of Germany 5 DEUTSCHE MARK · BUNDESREPUBLIK DEUTSCHLAND ·
Five Marks 1984 23,256,000 Federal Eagle of Germany 5 DEUTSCHE MARK · BUNDESREPUBLIK DEUTSCHLAND ·
Five Marks 1985 19,219,000 Federal Eagle of Germany 5 DEUTSCHE MARK · BUNDESREPUBLIK DEUTSCHLAND ·
Five Marks 1986 19,176,000 Federal Eagle of Germany 5 DEUTSCHE MARK · BUNDESREPUBLIK DEUTSCHLAND ·
Five Marks 1987 26,180,000 Federal Eagle of Germany 5 DEUTSCHE MARK · BUNDESREPUBLIK DEUTSCHLAND ·
Five Marks 1988 46,180,000 Federal Eagle of Germany 5 DEUTSCHE MARK · BUNDESREPUBLIK DEUTSCHLAND ·
Five Marks 1989 66,180,000 Federal Eagle of Germany 5 DEUTSCHE MARK · BUNDESREPUBLIK DEUTSCHLAND ·
Five Marks 1990 80,580,000 Federal Eagle of Germany 5 DEUTSCHE MARK · BUNDESREPUBLIK DEUTSCHLAND ·
Five Marks 1991 90,225,000 Federal Eagle of Germany 5 DEUTSCHE MARK · BUNDESREPUBLIK DEUTSCHLAND ·
Five Marks 1992 80,225,000 Federal Eagle of Germany 5 DEUTSCHE MARK · BUNDESREPUBLIK DEUTSCHLAND ·
Five Marks 1993 16,245,000 Federal Eagle of Germany 5 DEUTSCHE MARK · BUNDESREPUBLIK DEUTSCHLAND ·
Five Marks 1994 20,225,000 Federal Eagle of Germany 5 DEUTSCHE MARK · BUNDESREPUBLIK DEUTSCHLAND ·
Five Marks 1995 (mint sets only) 325,000 Federal Eagle of Germany 5 DEUTSCHE MARK · BUNDESREPUBLIK DEUTSCHLAND ·
Five Marks 1996 (mint sets only) 475,000 Federal Eagle of Germany 5 DEUTSCHE MARK · BUNDESREPUBLIK DEUTSCHLAND ·
Five Marks 1997 (mint sets only) 575,000 Federal Eagle of Germany 5 DEUTSCHE MARK · BUNDESREPUBLIK DEUTSCHLAND ·
Five Marks 1998 (mint sets only) 575,000 Federal Eagle of Germany 5 DEUTSCHE MARK · BUNDESREPUBLIK DEUTSCHLAND ·
Five Marks 1999 (mint sets only) 575,000 Federal Eagle of Germany 5 DEUTSCHE MARK · BUNDESREPUBLIK DEUTSCHLAND ·
Five Marks 2000 (mint sets only) 575,000 Federal Eagle of Germany 5 DEUTSCHE MARK · BUNDESREPUBLIK DEUTSCHLAND ·
Five Marks 2001 (mint sets only) 1,040,000 Federal Eagle of Germany 5 DEUTSCHE MARK · BUNDESREPUBLIK DEUTSCHLAND ·
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Five Marks 1959: Details
CountryGermany
CurrencyDeutsche Mark
Coin TypeFive Marks, Silver
Issued1959
SymbolFederal Eagle of Germany
Face Value5 (x Mark)
Circulation Mintage1,901,000 (1.9 million)
Total Mintage1,901,000 (1.9 million)
CurrentNo; demonetised 1975
Material0.625 Silver
DesignerAlbert Holl
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size29.000 mm
Thickness2.070 mm
Mass11.200 g
OCC IDRNAZ-OGWC-VMLX-OXJL
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Five Marks 1959: Photos
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Coin, Germany, 5 Mark 1959
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Notes: Karlsruhe Mint (G mint mark).
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Five Marks 1959: Catalogue Reference IDs
SourceReference ID
Schön, WeltmünzkatalogDeutschland Schön# 110
Krause, Standard Catalog of World CoinsGermany, Federal Republic KM# 112.1