Two Pfennigs 1981, Coin from Germany - detailed information

Two Pfennigs 1981, Coin from Germany (demonetised 2002)
CoinTwo Pfennigs 1981

The 2 Pfennig coin, abbreviated 2 Pf., was the second smallest 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 2/100 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.

Coins issued in 1981 circulated for 21 years until 28 February 2002, after which date they were no longer accepted as valid forms of payment in Germany.

MintMint markTotal Mintage
Bavarian Central Mint - Munich Letter D 94,001,000 (94.0 million)
Karlsruhe Mint Letter G 89,941,000 (89.9 million)
Hamburg Mint Letter J 87,341,000 (87.3 million)
Stuttgart Mint Letter F 83,801,000 (83.8 million)
Obverse
Germany / Two Pfennigs 1981 - 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: · 1981 ·.

Obverse Inscription BUNDESREPUBLIK DEUTSCHLAND · 1981 ·
Reverse
Germany / Two Pfennigs 1981 - reverse photo

Between two ears of rye, a large numeral for the value: 2; 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 2 PFENNIG
EdgePlainEdge InscriptionNone
Notes

Mintage comprised of (circulation coins + proofs):

Munich (1981 D): 93,910,000 + 91,000
Stuttgart (1981 F): 83,710,000 + 91,000
Karlsruhe (1981 G): 89,850,000 + 91,000
Hamburg (1981 J): 87,250,000 + 91,000

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

Two Pfennigs 1981: Known varieties
Variety Proof 1981 D (Munich Mint)
Mintage Issued: 91,000 (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 1981 F (Stuttgart Mint)
Mintage Issued: 91,000 (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 1981 G (Karlsruhe Mint)
Mintage Issued: 91,000 (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 1981 J (Hamburg Mint)
Mintage Issued: 91,000 (included in total)
Details

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

Two Pfennigs 1981: References to Information Used
SourceEditionAboutLinkNotes
Deutsche Bundesbank Dimensions, mass link
All (45) coins of type: Two Pfennigs
Coin NameMintageLegend
Two Pfennigs 1950 100,908,200 BUNDESREPUBLIK DEUTSCHLAND · 1950 ·
Two Pfennigs 1958 80,067,100 BUNDESREPUBLIK DEUTSCHLAND · 1958 ·
Two Pfennigs 1959 83,088,075 BUNDESREPUBLIK DEUTSCHLAND · 1959 ·
Two Pfennigs 1960 58,495,075 BUNDESREPUBLIK DEUTSCHLAND · 1960 ·
Two Pfennigs 1961 91,859,000 BUNDESREPUBLIK DEUTSCHLAND · 1961 ·
Two Pfennigs 1962 111,489,000 BUNDESREPUBLIK DEUTSCHLAND · 1962 ·
Two Pfennigs 1963 104,669,000 BUNDESREPUBLIK DEUTSCHLAND · 1963 ·
Two Pfennigs 1964 83,537,600 BUNDESREPUBLIK DEUTSCHLAND · 1964 ·
Two Pfennigs 1965 122,523,280 BUNDESREPUBLIK DEUTSCHLAND · 1965 ·
Two Pfennigs 1966 205,182,170 BUNDESREPUBLIK DEUTSCHLAND · 1966 ·
Two Pfennigs 1967 89,013,500 BUNDESREPUBLIK DEUTSCHLAND · 1967 ·
Two Pfennigs 1968 84,917,023 BUNDESREPUBLIK DEUTSCHLAND · 1968 ·
Two Pfennigs 1969 156,318,799 BUNDESREPUBLIK DEUTSCHLAND · 1969 ·
Two Pfennigs 1970 196,456,340 BUNDESREPUBLIK DEUTSCHLAND · 1970 ·
Two Pfennigs 1971 276,045,000 BUNDESREPUBLIK DEUTSCHLAND · 1971 ·
Two Pfennigs 1972 201,246,000 BUNDESREPUBLIK DEUTSCHLAND · 1972 ·
Two Pfennigs 1973 100,595,000 BUNDESREPUBLIK DEUTSCHLAND · 1973 ·
Two Pfennigs 1974 225,605,000 BUNDESREPUBLIK DEUTSCHLAND · 1974 ·
Two Pfennigs 1975 226,089,000 BUNDESREPUBLIK DEUTSCHLAND · 1975 ·
Two Pfennigs 1976 300,509,000 BUNDESREPUBLIK DEUTSCHLAND · 1976 ·
Two Pfennigs 1977 325,388,000 BUNDESREPUBLIK DEUTSCHLAND · 1977 ·
Two Pfennigs 1978 325,216,000 BUNDESREPUBLIK DEUTSCHLAND · 1978 ·
Two Pfennigs 1979 350,386,000 BUNDESREPUBLIK DEUTSCHLAND · 1979 ·
Two Pfennigs 1980 367,250,000 BUNDESREPUBLIK DEUTSCHLAND · 1980 ·
Two Pfennigs 1981 355,084,000 BUNDESREPUBLIK DEUTSCHLAND · 1981 ·
Two Pfennigs 1982 217,852,000 BUNDESREPUBLIK DEUTSCHLAND · 1982 ·
Two Pfennigs 1983 275,300,000 BUNDESREPUBLIK DEUTSCHLAND · 1983 ·
Two Pfennigs 1984 225,256,000 BUNDESREPUBLIK DEUTSCHLAND · 1984 ·
Two Pfennigs 1985 75,219,000 BUNDESREPUBLIK DEUTSCHLAND · 1985 ·
Two Pfennigs 1986 150,176,000 BUNDESREPUBLIK DEUTSCHLAND · 1986 ·
Two Pfennigs 1987 25,190,000 BUNDESREPUBLIK DEUTSCHLAND · 1987 ·
Two Pfennigs 1988 200,180,000 BUNDESREPUBLIK DEUTSCHLAND · 1988 ·
Two Pfennigs 1989 200,180,000 BUNDESREPUBLIK DEUTSCHLAND · 1989 ·
Two Pfennigs 1990 275,170,000 BUNDESREPUBLIK DEUTSCHLAND · 1990 ·
Two Pfennigs 1991 575,225,000 BUNDESREPUBLIK DEUTSCHLAND · 1991 ·
Two Pfennigs 1992 300,225,000 BUNDESREPUBLIK DEUTSCHLAND · 1992 ·
Two Pfennigs 1993 49,725,000 BUNDESREPUBLIK DEUTSCHLAND · 1993 ·
Two Pfennigs 1994 275,225,000 BUNDESREPUBLIK DEUTSCHLAND · 1994 ·
Two Pfennigs 1995 1,400,225,000 BUNDESREPUBLIK DEUTSCHLAND · 1995 ·
Two Pfennigs 1996 200,225,000 BUNDESREPUBLIK DEUTSCHLAND · 1996 ·
Two Pfennigs 1997 (mint sets only) 575,000 BUNDESREPUBLIK DEUTSCHLAND · 1997 ·
Two Pfennigs 1998 (mint sets only) 575,000 BUNDESREPUBLIK DEUTSCHLAND · 1998 ·
Two Pfennigs 1999 (mint sets only) 575,000 BUNDESREPUBLIK DEUTSCHLAND · 1999 ·
Two Pfennigs 2000 (mint sets only) 575,000 BUNDESREPUBLIK DEUTSCHLAND · 2000 ·
Two Pfennigs 2001 (mint sets only) 1,040,000 BUNDESREPUBLIK DEUTSCHLAND · 2001 ·
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Two Pfennigs 1981: Details
CountryGermany
CurrencyDeutsche Mark
Coin TypeTwo Pfennigs
Issued1981
Face Value2 (x Pfennig)
Circulation Mintage354,720,000 (354.7 million)
Total Mintage355,084,000 (355.1 million)
CurrentNo; demonetised 2002
MaterialCopper-plated Steel
DesignerAdolf Jäger
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size19.250 mm
Thickness1.520 mm
Mass2.900 g
OCC IDRMKG-OZAC-DZMG-ENXQ
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Notes: Hamburg Mint (J mint mark).
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Two Pfennigs 1981: Catalogue Reference IDs
SourceReference ID
Schön, WeltmünzkatalogDeutschland Schön# 104a
Krause, Standard Catalog of World CoinsGermany, Federal Republic KM# 106a