Ten Pfennigs 1949, Coin from Germany - detailed information

Ten Pfennigs 1949, Coin from Germany (demonetised 2002)
CoinTen Pfennigs 1949

The 10 Pfennig coin, abbreviated 10 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 tenth 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.

Ten pfennig coins issued in 1949 circulated for 53 years until 28 February 2002, after which date they were no longer accepted as valid forms of payment in Germany.

MintMint markTotal Mintage
Hamburg Mint Letter J 154,095,000 (154.1 million)
Bavarian Central Mint - Munich Letter D 140,558,000 (140.6 million)
Stuttgart Mint Letter F 120,932,250 (120.9 million)
Karlsruhe Mint Letter G 82,933,000 (82.9 million)
Obverse
Germany / Ten Pfennigs 1949 - 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 BANK DEUTSCHER LÄNDER (Federal Republic of Germany).

Below that, the year of issue: · 1949 ·.

Obverse Inscription BANK DEUTSCHER LÄNDER · 1949 ·
Reverse
Germany / Ten Pfennigs 1949 - reverse photo

Between two ears of rye, a large numeral for the value: 10; 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 10 PFENNIG
EdgePlainEdge InscriptionNone
Notes

Mintage comprised of (circulation coins + proofs):

Munich (1949 D): 140,558,000 + ?
Stuttgart (1949 F): 120,932,000 + 250
Karlsruhe (1949 G): 82,933,000 + 0
Hamburg (1949 J): 154,095,000 + ?

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

Ten Pfennigs 1949: Known varieties
Variety Proof 1949 D (Munich Mint)
Mintage Issued: unknown
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Proof coins ("PP" from "Polierte Platte" in German) from the Bavarian Central Mint - Munich.

Variety Proof 1949 F (Stuttgart Mint)
Mintage Issued: 250 (included in total)
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Proof coins ("PP" from "Polierte Platte" in German) from the Stuttgart Mint.

Variety Proof 1949 J (Hamburg Mint)
Mintage Issued: unknown
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Proof coins ("PP" from "Polierte Platte" in German) from the Hamburg Mint.

Variety Small J (Hamburg Mint)
Mintage Issued: unknown (included in total)
Ten Pfennigs 1949: References to Information Used
SourceEditionAboutLinkNotes
Deutsche Bundesbank Dimensions, mass link
All (38) Coins of Country: Germany, Type: Ten Pfennigs
Coin NameMintageLegend
Ten Pfennigs 1949 498,518,250 BANK DEUTSCHER LÄNDER · 1949 ·
Ten Pfennigs 1950 1,689,048,300 BUNDESREPUBLIK DEUTSCHLAND · 1950 ·
Ten Pfennigs 1966 124,775,170 BUNDESREPUBLIK DEUTSCHLAND · 1966 ·
Ten Pfennigs 1967 51,257,499 BUNDESREPUBLIK DEUTSCHLAND · 1967 ·
Ten Pfennigs 1968 29,034,023 BUNDESREPUBLIK DEUTSCHLAND · 1968 ·
Ten Pfennigs 1969 181,311,800 BUNDESREPUBLIK DEUTSCHLAND · 1969 ·
Ten Pfennigs 1970 190,206,340 BUNDESREPUBLIK DEUTSCHLAND · 1970 ·
Ten Pfennigs 1971 300,826,000 BUNDESREPUBLIK DEUTSCHLAND · 1971 ·
Ten Pfennigs 1972 383,313,000 BUNDESREPUBLIK DEUTSCHLAND · 1972 ·
Ten Pfennigs 1973 100,226,000 BUNDESREPUBLIK DEUTSCHLAND · 1973 ·
Ten Pfennigs 1974 60,488,000 BUNDESREPUBLIK DEUTSCHLAND · 1974 ·
Ten Pfennigs 1975 60,383,000 BUNDESREPUBLIK DEUTSCHLAND · 1975 ·
Ten Pfennigs 1976 250,956,000 BUNDESREPUBLIK DEUTSCHLAND · 1976 ·
Ten Pfennigs 1977 250,345,000 BUNDESREPUBLIK DEUTSCHLAND · 1977 ·
Ten Pfennigs 1978 350,296,000 BUNDESREPUBLIK DEUTSCHLAND · 1978 ·
Ten Pfennigs 1979 400,356,000 BUNDESREPUBLIK DEUTSCHLAND · 1979 ·
Ten Pfennigs 1980 335,040,000 BUNDESREPUBLIK DEUTSCHLAND · 1980 ·
Ten Pfennigs 1981 460,774,000 BUNDESREPUBLIK DEUTSCHLAND · 1981 ·
Ten Pfennigs 1982 291,602,000 BUNDESREPUBLIK DEUTSCHLAND · 1982 ·
Ten Pfennigs 1983 130,300,000 BUNDESREPUBLIK DEUTSCHLAND · 1983 ·
Ten Pfennigs 1984 200,256,000 BUNDESREPUBLIK DEUTSCHLAND · 1984 ·
Ten Pfennigs 1985 300,219,000 BUNDESREPUBLIK DEUTSCHLAND · 1985 ·
Ten Pfennigs 1986 160,176,000 BUNDESREPUBLIK DEUTSCHLAND · 1986 ·
Ten Pfennigs 1987 225,180,000 BUNDESREPUBLIK DEUTSCHLAND · 1987 ·
Ten Pfennigs 1988 420,180,000 BUNDESREPUBLIK DEUTSCHLAND · 1988 ·
Ten Pfennigs 1989 460,180,000 BUNDESREPUBLIK DEUTSCHLAND · 1989 ·
Ten Pfennigs 1990 700,180,000 BUNDESREPUBLIK DEUTSCHLAND · 1990 ·
Ten Pfennigs 1991 850,275,000 BUNDESREPUBLIK DEUTSCHLAND · 1991 ·
Ten Pfennigs 1992 400,225,000 BUNDESREPUBLIK DEUTSCHLAND · 1992 ·
Ten Pfennigs 1993 400,225,000 BUNDESREPUBLIK DEUTSCHLAND · 1993 ·
Ten Pfennigs 1994 500,225,000 BUNDESREPUBLIK DEUTSCHLAND · 1994 ·
Ten Pfennigs 1995 549,225,000 BUNDESREPUBLIK DEUTSCHLAND · 1995 ·
Ten Pfennigs 1996 450,225,000 BUNDESREPUBLIK DEUTSCHLAND · 1996 ·
Ten Pfennigs 1997 (mint sets only) 575,000 BUNDESREPUBLIK DEUTSCHLAND · 1997 ·
Ten Pfennigs 1998 (mint sets only) 575,000 BUNDESREPUBLIK DEUTSCHLAND · 1998 ·
Ten Pfennigs 1999 (mint sets only) 575,000 BUNDESREPUBLIK DEUTSCHLAND · 1999 ·
Ten Pfennigs 2000 (mint sets only) 575,000 BUNDESREPUBLIK DEUTSCHLAND · 2000 ·
Ten Pfennigs 2001 (mint sets only) 1,040,000 BUNDESREPUBLIK DEUTSCHLAND · 2001 ·
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Ten Pfennigs 1949: Details
CountryGermany
CurrencyDeutsche Mark
Coin TypeTen Pfennigs
Issued1949
Face Value10 (x Pfennig)
Circulation Mintage498,518,000 (498.5 million)
Total Mintage498,518,250 (498.5 million)
CurrentNo; demonetised 2002
MaterialBrass-plated Steel
DesignerAdolf Jäger
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size21.500 mm
Thickness1.700 mm
Mass4.000 g
OCC IDGAVP-OXAC-AJWB-EMDY
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Ten Pfennigs 1949: Catalogue Reference IDs
SourceReference ID
Schön, WeltmünzkatalogDeutschland Schön# 101
Krause, Standard Catalog of World CoinsGermany, Federal Republic KM# 103