Five Marks 1977, Coin from Germany - detailed information

Five Marks 1977, Coin from Germany (demonetised 2002)
CoinFive Marks 1977

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.

The coins were initially made of silver but this was later changed to these three-layered coins with CuproNickel outer layer and a Nickel core (which makes the coins magnetic), with a new design. There was also an extensive series of commemorative 5 Marks coins (listed separately).

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).

5 Mark coins issued in 1977 circulated for 25 years until 28 February 2002, after which date they were no longer accepted as valid forms of payment in Germany; the country changed to the Euro currency.

MintMint markTotal Mintage
Stuttgart Mint Letter F 9,663,000 (9.7 million)
Hamburg Mint Letter J 8,628,000 (8.6 million)
Bavarian Central Mint - Munich Letter D 8,372,000 (8.4 million)
Karlsruhe Mint Letter G 5,797,000 (5.8 million)
Obverse
Germany / Five Marks 1977 - 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.

Below that is the date: 1977.

Below the date, a small letter indicates which mint struck the coin.

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

Obverse Inscription 1977
Reverse
Germany / Five Marks 1977 - reverse photo

At centre, the numeral of the value 5 is incuse within a rounded square which is in relief; this resembles a TV screen, thus the nickname "the TV fiver" for the coin.

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

Around below, the denomination DEUTSCHE MARK (German Mark).

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

Mintage comprised of (circulation coins + proofs):

Munich (1977 D): 8,321,000 + 51,000
Stuttgart (1977 F): 9,612,000 + 51,000
Karlsruhe (1977 G): 5,746,000 + 51,000
Hamburg (1977 J): 8,577,000 + 51,000

Five Marks 1977: Known varieties
Variety Proof 1977 D (Munich Mint)
Mintage Issued: 43,000 (included in total)
Details

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

Variety Proof 1977 F (Stuttgart Mint)
Mintage Issued: 43,000 (included in total)
Details

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

Variety Proof 1977 G (Karlsruhe Mint)
Mintage Issued: 43,000 (included in total)
Details

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

Variety Proof 1977 J (Hamburg Mint)
Mintage Issued: 43,000 (included in total)
Details

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

Five Marks 1977: References to Information Used
SourceEditionAboutLinkNotes
Deutsche Bundesbank Dimensions, mass link
All (46) coins of 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 1977: Details
CountryGermany
CurrencyDeutsche Mark
Coin TypeFive Marks, Nickel
Issued1977
SymbolFederal Eagle of Germany
Face Value5 (x Mark)
Circulation Mintage32,256,000 (32.3 million)
Total Mintage32,460,000 (32.5 million)
CurrentNo; demonetised 2002
MaterialCuproNickel-clad Nickel
DesignerWolfgang Doehm
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size29.000 mm
Thickness10.000 mm
Mass2.070 g
OCC IDRNAZ-EGWC-VMKX-EXJL
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Five Marks 1977: Photos
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Notes: Stuttgart Mint (F mint mark).
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Five Marks 1977: Catalogue Reference IDs
SourceReference ID
Schön, WeltmünzkatalogDeutschland Schön# 139
Krause, Standard Catalog of World CoinsGermany, Federal Republic KM# 140.1