German Democratic Republic coins catalog

 

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German Democratic Republic - GDR (1949-1990)

Mark=100 pfennig

coin East Germany 20 mark 1971
20 mark 1971

copper-nickel
commemorative coin
85th Birthday of Ernst Thälmann (leader of the Communist Party of Germany)
1971 20 MARK / DEUTSCHE DEMOKRATISCHE REPUBLIK / State emblem
ERNST THALMANN / 1886-1944 / Head left
Coin value - 2-3 USD

 

coin East Germany 20 mark 1971
20 mark 1971

copper-nickel
commemorative coin
100th Birthday of Heinrich Mann (writer)
1971 20 MARK / DEUTSCHE DEMOKRATISCHE REPUBLIK / State emblem
HEINRICH MANN / 1871-1950 / Head left
Coin value - 2-3 USD

 

coin East Germany 20 mark 1972
20 mark 1972

copper-nickel
commemorative coin
Friedrich von Schiller (poet)
1972 20 MARK / DEUTSCHE DEMOKRATISCHE REPUBLIK / State emblem
FRIEDRICH V SCHILLER / 1759 1805 / Head right
Coin value - 1-2 USD

 

coin East Germany 20 mark 1972
20 mark 1972

copper-nickel
commemorative coin
Wilhelm Pieck (President of GDR)
1972 20 MARK / DEUTSCHE DEMOKRATISCHE REPUBLIK / State emblem
WILLHELM PIECK / 1876 1960 / Head left
Coin value - 1-2 USD

 

coin East Germany 20 mark 1973
20 mark 1973

copper-nickel
commemorative coin
Otto Grotewohl (politician)
20 1973 MARK / DEUTSCHE DEMOKRATISCHE REPUBLIK / State emblem
OTTO GROTEWOHL / 1894 1964 / Head left
Coin value - 2-3 USD

 

coin Germany DDR 20 mark 1979
20 mark 1979

copper-nickel
commemorative coin
30th Anniversary of GDR
20 1979 MARK / DEUTSCHE DEMOKRATISCHE REPUBLIK / State emblem
30 JAHRE DDR / Two heads, chemical factory at left
Coin value - 4-5 USD

 

coin Germany DDR 20 mark 1983
20 mark 1983

copper-nickel
commemorative coin
100 Years from the Death of Karl Marx (philosopher)
DDR 20 MARK 1983 / DIE PHILOSOPHEN HABEN DIE WELT NUR VERSCHIEDEN INTERPETIERT; ES KOMMT ABER DARAUF ANN, SIE ZU VERANDERN / State emblem
KARL MARKS 1818-1883 / Head facing
Coin value - 5-7 USD

 

 

coin East Germany 10 mark 1972
10 mark 1972

copper-nickel
commemorative coin
Buchenwald Memorial
1972 10 MARK / DEUTSCHE DEMOKRATISCHE REPUBLIK / State emblem
BUCHENWALD / MACHN UND GEDENKSTATTE / Monument
Coin value - 1-2 USD

 

coin East Germany 10 mark 1973
10 mark 1973

copper-nickel
commemorative coin
10th Youth Festival
10 1973 MARK / DEUTSCHE DEMOKRATISCHE REPUBLIK / State emblem
X WELTFESTSPIELE / DER JUGEND UND STUDENTEN / 1973 IN BERLIN / HAUPTSTADT DER DDR / Games symbol
Coin value - 1-2 USD

 

coin East Germany 10 mark 1974
10 mark 1974

copper-nickel
commemorative coin
25th Anniversary of DDR
1974 10 MARK / DEUTSCHE DEMOKRATISCHE REPUBLIK / Denomination
ALLES MIT DEM VOLK / ALLES FOR DAS VOLK / 1949 1974 / State emblem
Coin value - 1-2 USD

 

coin East Germany 10 mark 1975
10 mark 1975

copper-nickel
commemorative coin
20th Anniversary of Warsaw Pact
1975 10 MARK / DEUTSCHE DEMOKRATISCHE REPUBLIK / State emblem
WARSCHAUER VERTRAG / 1955-1975 20 JAHRE / Roman numerals, "XX" divide seven shields
Coin value - 2-3 USD

 

coin East Germany 10 mark 1976
10 mark 1976

copper-nickel
commemorative coin
20th Anniversary of National People’s Army
10 1976 MARK / DEUTSCHE DEMOKRATISCHE REPUBLIK / State emblem
20 JAHRE NATIONALE VOLKSARMEE / Bust of soldier 3/4 facing
Coin value - 3-4 USD

 

coin Germany Demoсratc 10 mark 1978
10 mark 1978

copper-nickel
commemorative coin
Joint USSR-GDR Orbital Flight
10 1978 MARK / DEUTSCHE DEMOKRATISCHE REPUBLIK / State emblem
GEMEINSAMER WELTRAUMFLUG / UDSSR-DDR / Spaceship flying around the earth
Coin value - 4-6 USD

 

coin East Germany 10 mark 1981
10 mark 1981

copper-nickel
commemorative coin
25th Anniversary of National People’s Army
10 MARK / 1981 / DEUTSCHE DEMOKRATISCHE REPUBLIK / State emblem
1956 1981 / NVA / Plane above ship at center, tank below
Coin value - 5-7 USD

 

coin East Germany 10 mark 1983
10 mark 1983

copper-nickel
commemorative coin
30th Anniversary of Worker's Militia
DEUTSCHE DEMOKRATISCHE REPUBLIK / 1983 10 MARK / State emblem
30 JAHRE KAMPFGRUPPEN DER ARBEITER-KLASSE / Worker and soldier facing left
Coin value - 5-7 USD

 

 

coin East Germany 10 mark 1985
10 mark 1985

copper-nickel
commemorative coin
40th Anniversary of Liberation from Fascism
1985 10 MARK / DEUTSCHE DEMOKRATISCHE REPUBLIK / State emblem
40 JAHRESTAG DES SIEGES UBER DEN HITLER-FASCHISMUSUND DER BEFREIUNG DES DEUTSCHER VOLKES VOM FASCHISMUS / Statue divides inscription
Coin value - 5-6 USD

 

coin East Germany 10 mark 1986
10 mark 1986

copper-nickel
commemorative coin
100 years since the birth of Ernst Thalmann (leader of the Communist Party of Germany)
10 MARK 1986 / DEUTSCHE DEMOKRATISCHE REPUBLIK / State emblem
ERNST THALMANN / 1886 1944 / Group of workers with flags behind the leader
Coin value - 4-5 USD

 

coin East Germany 10 mark 1988
10 mark 1988

copper-nickel
commemorative coin
40 years of East German Sports
10 1988 MARK / DEUTSCHE DEMOKRATISCHE REPUBLIK / State emblem
DDR SPORT / 1948-1988 / Three women running left
Coin value - 4-5 USD

 

coin East Germany 10 mark 1989
10 mark 1989

copper-nickel
commemorative coin
40th Anniversary - East German Government
DDR 10 MARK / 1949 1989 / AUFERSTANDEN AUS RUINEN UND DER ZUKUNFT ZUGEWANDT / State emblem
40 JAHRE DDR / Fifteen shields
Coin value - 5-6 USD

 

coin East Germany 10 mark 1990
10 mark 1990

copper-nickel
commemorative coin
100th Anniversary of International Labor Day - the 1st of May
10 1990 MARK / DEUTSCHE DEMOKRATISCHE REPUBLIK / ARBEIT, BROT UND VOLKERFREIDEN / DAS IST UNSERE WELT / State emblem
1. MAI / 1890 1990 / Stylized lettering
Coin value - 3-4 USD

 

 

coin East Germany 5 mark 1971
5 mark 1971-1990

copper-nickel
circulation coinage
BERLIN / HAUPSTADT DER DDR
1974 5 MARK / DEUTSCHE DEMOKRATISCHE REPUBLIK
Coin value - ~1 USD

 

coin East Germany 5 mark 1972
5 mark 1972-1983

copper-nickel
circulation coinage
MEISSEN
1972 5 MARK / DEUTSCHE DEMOKRATISCHE REPUBLIK
Coin value - 1-2 USD

 

 

coin East Germany 5 mark 1969
5 mark 1969

nickel-bronze
commemorative coin
20th Anniversary of GDR
1969 5 MARK / XX JAHRE DDR / Denomination
DEUTSCHE DEMOKRATISCHE REPUBLIK / State emblem
Coin value - 1-2 USD

 

coin East Germany 5 mark 1987
5 mark 1987

copper-nickel
commemorative coin
Berlin - Red City Hall
1987 5 MARK / DEUTSCHE DEMOKRATISCHE REPUBLIK / State emblem
BERLIN / ROTES RATHAUS / City hall building
Coin value - 5-6 USD

 

coin East Germany 5 mark 1987
5 mark 1987

copper-nickel
commemorative coin
Berlin - Alexanderplatz
1987 5 MARK / DEUTSCHE DEMOKRATISCHE REPUBLIK / State emblem
BERLIN ALEXANDERPLATZ / World Clock on Alexanderplatz
Coin value - 5-6 USD

 

coin East Germany 5 mark 1988
5 mark 1988

copper-nickel
commemorative coin
Port City of Rostock
1988 5 MARK / DEUTSCHE DEMOKRATISCHE REPUBLIK / State emblem
ROSTOCK / UBERSEEHAFEN / Ships in port
Coin value - 5-6 USD

 

coin East Germany 5 mark 1988
5 mark 1988

copper-nickel
commemorative coin
Germany’s First Railroad
1988 5 MARK / DEUTSCHE DEMOKRATISCHE REPUBLIK / State emblem
SAXONIA / ERSTE DEUTSCHE FERNEISENBAHN / Train engine
Coin value - 5-6 USD

 

coin East Germany 5 mark 1989
5 mark 1989

copper-nickel
commemorative coin
Katharinen Kirche in Zwickau
1989 5 MARK / DEUTSCHE DEMOKRATISCHE REPUBLIK / State emblem
KATHARINEN KIRCHE ZWICKAU / Church
Coin value - 5-6 USD

 

coin East Germany 5 mark 1990
5 mark 1990

copper-nickel
commemorative coin
500th Anniversary of Postal Service
1990 5 MARK / DEUTSCHE DEMOKRATISCHE REPUBLIK / State emblem
500 YAHRE POSTWESEN / Postal carriage
Coin value - 5-6 USD

 

 

coin East Germany 2 mark 1957
2 mark 1957

aluminium
2 DEUTSCHE MARK 1957
DEUTSCHE DEMOKRATISCHE REPUBLIK
Coin value - 1-2 USD

 

coin East Germany 2 mark 1975
2 mark 1972-1990

aluminium
2 MARK 1975
DEUTSCHE DEMOKRATISCHE REPUBLIK
Coin value - 1-2 USD

 

 

coin East Germany 1 mark 1963
1 mark 1956-1963

aluminium
1 DEUTSCHE MARK 1963
DEUTSCHE DEMOKRATISCHE REPUBLIK
Coin value - <1 USD

 

coin East Germany 1 mark 1972
1 mark 1972

aluminium
1 MARK 1972
DEUTSCHE DEMOKRATISCHE REPUBLIK
Coin value - 10-15 USD

 

coin East Germany 1 mark 1977
1 mark 1973-1990

aluminium
1 MARK 1977
DEUTSCHE DEMOKRATISCHE REPUBLIK
Coin value - <1 USD

 

 

coin East Germany 50 pfennig 1950
50 pfennig 1949-1950

aluminium-bronze
50 PFENNIG 1950 / DEUTSCHLAND
-
Coin value - 2-3 USD

 

coin East Germany 50 pfennig 1958
50 pfennig 1958

aluminium
50 PFENNIG 1958
DEUTSCHE DEMOKRATISCHE REPUBLIK
Coin value - <1 USD

 

coin East Germany 50 pfennig 1973
50 pfennig 1968-1990

aluminium
50 PFENNIG 1973
DEUTSCHE DEMOKRATISCHE REPUBLIK
Coin value - <1 USD

 

 

coin Germany DDR 20 pfennig 1974
20 pfennig 1969-1990

brass
20 PFENNIG 1974
DEUTSCHE DEMOKRATISCHE REPUBLIK
Coin value - 2-3 USD

 

 

coin East Germany 10 pfennig 1949
10 pfennig 1948-1950

aluminium
10 PFENNIG / DEUTSCHLAND
1949
Coin value - ~1 USD

 

coin Germany DDR 10 pfennig 1952
10 pfennig 1952-1953

aluminium
10 PFENNIG / DEUTSCHLAND
1952
Coin value - ~1 USD

 

coin East Germany 10 pfennig 1967
10 pfennig 1963-1990

aluminium
10 PFENNIG 1967
DEUTSCHE DEMOKRATISCHE REPUBLIK
Coin value - <1 USD

 

 

coin Germany DDR 5 pfennig 1948
5 pfennig 1948-1950

aluminium
5 PFENNIG / DEUTSCHLAND
1948
Coin value - ~1 USD

 

coin Germany DDR 5 pfennig 1952
5 pfennig 1952-1953

aluminium
5 PFENNIG / DEUTSCHLAND
1952
Coin value - ~1 USD

 

coin East Germany 5 pfennig 1968
5 pfennig 1968-1975

aluminium
5 PFENNIG 1968
DEUTSCHE DEMOKRATISCHE REPUBLIK
Coin value - <1 USD

 

coin Germany Democratic 5 pfennig 1988
5 pfennig 1976-1990

aluminium
smaller design
5 PFENNIG 1988
DEUTSCHE DEMOKRATISCHE REPUBLIK
Coin value - <1 USD

 

 

coin East Germany 1 pfennig 1948
1 pfennig 1948-1950
aluminium
1 PFENNIG / DEUTSCHLAND
1948
Coin value - ~1 USD

 

coin Germany DDR 1 pfennig 1952
1 pfennig 1952-1953

aluminium
1 PFENNIG / DEUTSCHLAND
1952
Coin value - <1 USD

 

coin Germany Democratic 1 pfennig 1968
1 pfennig 1960-1975

aluminium
1 PFENNIG 1968
DEUTSCHE DEMOKRATISCHE REPUBLIK
Coin value - <1 USD

 

coin East Germany 1 pfennig 1988
1 pfennig 1977-1990

aluminium
smaller design
1 PFENNIG 1988
DEUTSCHE DEMOKRATISCHE REPUBLIK
Coin value - <1 USD