Five Pfennigs 1974, Coin from Germany - detailed information

Five Pfennigs 1974, Coin from Germany (demonetised 2002)
CoinFive Pfennigs 1974

The 5 Pfennig coin, abbreviated 5 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 5/100 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. The Deutsche Mark ceased to be legal tender immediately upon the introduction of the euro.

Five pfennig coins issued in 1974 circulated for 28 years until 28 February 2002, after which date they were no longer accepted as valid forms of payment in Germany.

MintMint markTotal Mintage
Stuttgart Mint Letter F 18,178,000 (18.2 million)
Hamburg Mint Letter J 16,090,000 (16.1 million)
Bavarian Central Mint - Munich Letter D 15,804,000 (15.8 million)
Karlsruhe Mint Letter G 10,543,000 (10.5 million)
Obverse
Germany / Five Pfennigs 1974 - 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: · 1974 ·.

Obverse Inscription BUNDESREPUBLIK DEUTSCHLAND · 1974 ·
Reverse
Germany / Five Pfennigs 1974 - reverse photo

Between two ears of rye, a large numeral for the value: 5; 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.

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

Reverse Inscription 5 PFENNIG
EdgePlainEdge InscriptionNone
Notes

Mintage comprised of (circulation coins + proofs):

Munich (1974 D): 15,769,000 + 35,000
Stuttgart (1974 F): 18,143,000 + 35,000
Karlsruhe (1974 G): 10,508,000 + 35,000
Hamburg (1974 J): 16,055,000 + 35,000

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

Five Pfennigs 1974: Known varieties
Variety Proof 1974 D (Munich Mint)
Mintage Issued: 35,000 (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 1974 F (Stuttgart Mint)
Mintage Issued: 35,000 (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 1974 G (Karlsruhe Mint)
Mintage Issued: 35,000 (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 1974 J (Hamburg Mint)
Mintage Issued: 35,000 (included in total)
Details

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

Five Pfennigs 1974: References to Information Used
SourceEditionAboutLinkNotes
Deutsche Bundesbank Dimensions, mass link
All (38) Coins of Country: Germany, Type: Five Pfennigs
Coin NameMintageLegend
Five Pfennigs 1949 285,395,919 BANK DEUTSCHER LÄNDER · 1949 ·
Five Pfennigs 1950 1,100,619,300 BUNDESREPUBLIK DEUTSCHLAND · 1950 ·
Five Pfennigs 1966 100,161,170 BUNDESREPUBLIK DEUTSCHLAND · 1966 ·
Five Pfennigs 1967 34,879,500 BUNDESREPUBLIK DEUTSCHLAND · 1967 ·
Five Pfennigs 1968 55,301,023 BUNDESREPUBLIK DEUTSCHLAND · 1968 ·
Five Pfennigs 1969 90,303,800 BUNDESREPUBLIK DEUTSCHLAND · 1969 ·
Five Pfennigs 1970 153,988,340 BUNDESREPUBLIK DEUTSCHLAND · 1970 ·
Five Pfennigs 1971 220,655,000 BUNDESREPUBLIK DEUTSCHLAND · 1971 ·
Five Pfennigs 1972 201,588,000 BUNDESREPUBLIK DEUTSCHLAND · 1972 ·
Five Pfennigs 1973 60,097,000 BUNDESREPUBLIK DEUTSCHLAND · 1973 ·
Five Pfennigs 1974 60,615,000 BUNDESREPUBLIK DEUTSCHLAND · 1974 ·
Five Pfennigs 1975 60,567,000 BUNDESREPUBLIK DEUTSCHLAND · 1975 ·
Five Pfennigs 1976 181,321,000 BUNDESREPUBLIK DEUTSCHLAND · 1976 ·
Five Pfennigs 1977 200,568,000 BUNDESREPUBLIK DEUTSCHLAND · 1977 ·
Five Pfennigs 1978 160,216,000 BUNDESREPUBLIK DEUTSCHLAND · 1978 ·
Five Pfennigs 1979 160,347,000 BUNDESREPUBLIK DEUTSCHLAND · 1979 ·
Five Pfennigs 1980 195,790,000 BUNDESREPUBLIK DEUTSCHLAND · 1980 ·
Five Pfennigs 1981 258,724,000 BUNDESREPUBLIK DEUTSCHLAND · 1981 ·
Five Pfennigs 1982 196,852,000 BUNDESREPUBLIK DEUTSCHLAND · 1982 ·
Five Pfennigs 1983 180,300,000 BUNDESREPUBLIK DEUTSCHLAND · 1983 ·
Five Pfennigs 1984 140,256,000 BUNDESREPUBLIK DEUTSCHLAND · 1984 ·
Five Pfennigs 1985 60,219,000 BUNDESREPUBLIK DEUTSCHLAND · 1985 ·
Five Pfennigs 1986 140,176,000 BUNDESREPUBLIK DEUTSCHLAND · 1986 ·
Five Pfennigs 1987 200,180,000 BUNDESREPUBLIK DEUTSCHLAND · 1987 ·
Five Pfennigs 1988 230,180,000 BUNDESREPUBLIK DEUTSCHLAND · 1988 ·
Five Pfennigs 1989 360,180,000 BUNDESREPUBLIK DEUTSCHLAND · 1989 ·
Five Pfennigs 1990 430,180,000 BUNDESREPUBLIK DEUTSCHLAND · 1990 ·
Five Pfennigs 1991 640,225,000 BUNDESREPUBLIK DEUTSCHLAND · 1991 ·
Five Pfennigs 1992 140,225,000 BUNDESREPUBLIK DEUTSCHLAND · 1992 ·
Five Pfennigs 1993 180,225,000 BUNDESREPUBLIK DEUTSCHLAND · 1993 ·
Five Pfennigs 1994 190,225,000 BUNDESREPUBLIK DEUTSCHLAND · 1994 ·
Five Pfennigs 1995 240,225,000 BUNDESREPUBLIK DEUTSCHLAND · 1995 ·
Five Pfennigs 1996 240,225,000 BUNDESREPUBLIK DEUTSCHLAND · 1996 ·
Five Pfennigs 1997 (mint sets only) 575,000 BUNDESREPUBLIK DEUTSCHLAND · 1997 ·
Five Pfennigs 1998 (mint sets only) 575,000 BUNDESREPUBLIK DEUTSCHLAND · 1998 ·
Five Pfennigs 1999 (mint sets only) 575,000 BUNDESREPUBLIK DEUTSCHLAND · 1999 ·
Five Pfennigs 2000 (mint sets only) 575,000 BUNDESREPUBLIK DEUTSCHLAND · 2000 ·
Five Pfennigs 2001 (mint sets only) 1,040,000 BUNDESREPUBLIK DEUTSCHLAND · 2001 ·
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Five Pfennigs 1974: Details
CountryGermany
CurrencyDeutsche Mark
Coin TypeFive Pfennigs
Issued1974
Face Value5 (x Pfennig)
Circulation Mintage60,475,000 (60.5 million)
Total Mintage60,615,000 (60.6 million)
CurrentNo; demonetised 2002
MaterialBrass-plated Steel
DesignerAdolf Jäger
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size18.500 mm
Thickness1.700 mm
Mass3.000 g
OCC IDWMRA-OQPC-XKDD-EYPL
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Notes: Karlsruhe Mint (G mint mark).
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Five Pfennigs 1974: Catalogue Reference IDs
SourceReference ID
Schön, WeltmünzkatalogDeutschland Schön# 105
Krause, Standard Catalog of World CoinsGermany, Federal Republic KM# 107