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German Democratic Republic coins catalog with values

 

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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Value - 3-4 USD

 

coin Germany Democratc 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Value - ~1 USD

 

coin East Germany 5 mark 1972
5 mark 1972-1983

copper-nickel
circulation coinage
MEISSEN
1972 5 MARK / DEUTSCHE DEMOKRATISCHE REPUBLIK
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Value - 5-6 USD

 

 

coin East Germany 2 mark 1957
2 mark 1957

aluminium
2 DEUTSCHE MARK 1957
DEUTSCHE DEMOKRATISCHE REPUBLIK
Value - 1-2 USD

 

coin East Germany 2 mark 1975
2 mark 1972-1990

aluminium
2 MARK 1975
DEUTSCHE DEMOKRATISCHE REPUBLIK
Value - 1-2 USD

 

 

coin East Germany 1 mark 1963
1 mark 1956-1963

aluminium
1 DEUTSCHE MARK 1963
DEUTSCHE DEMOKRATISCHE REPUBLIK
Value - <1 USD

 

coin East Germany 1 mark 1972
1 mark 1972

aluminium
1 MARK 1972
DEUTSCHE DEMOKRATISCHE REPUBLIK
Value - 10-15 USD

 

coin East Germany 1 mark 1977
1 mark 1973-1990

aluminium
1 MARK 1977
DEUTSCHE DEMOKRATISCHE REPUBLIK
Value - <1 USD

 

 

coin East Germany 50 pfennig 1950
50 pfennig 1949-1950

aluminium-bronze
50 PFENNIG 1950 / DEUTSCHLAND
-
Value - 2-3 USD

 

coin East Germany 50 pfennig 1958
50 pfennig 1958

aluminium
50 PFENNIG 1958
DEUTSCHE DEMOKRATISCHE REPUBLIK
Value - <1 USD

 

coin East Germany 50 pfennig 1973
50 pfennig 1968-1990

aluminium
50 PFENNIG 1973
DEUTSCHE DEMOKRATISCHE REPUBLIK
Value - <1 USD

 

 

coin Germany DDR 20 pfennig 1974
20 pfennig 1969-1990

brass
20 PFENNIG 1974
DEUTSCHE DEMOKRATISCHE REPUBLIK
Value - 2-3 USD

 

 

coin East Germany 10 pfennig 1949
10 pfennig 1948-1950

aluminium
10 PFENNIG / DEUTSCHLAND
1949
Value - ~1 USD

 

coin Germany DDR 10 pfennig 1952
10 pfennig 1952-1953

aluminium
10 PFENNIG / DEUTSCHLAND
1952
Value - ~1 USD

 

coin East Germany 10 pfennig 1967
10 pfennig 1963-1990

aluminium
10 PFENNIG 1967
DEUTSCHE DEMOKRATISCHE REPUBLIK
Value - <1 USD

 

 

coin Germany DDR 5 pfennig 1948
5 pfennig 1948-1950

aluminium
5 PFENNIG / DEUTSCHLAND
1948
Value - ~1 USD

 

coin Germany DDR 5 pfennig 1952
5 pfennig 1952-1953

aluminium
5 PFENNIG / DEUTSCHLAND
1952
Value - ~1 USD

 

coin East Germany 5 pfennig 1968
5 pfennig 1968-1975

aluminium
5 PFENNIG 1968
DEUTSCHE DEMOKRATISCHE REPUBLIK
Value - <1 USD

 

coin Germany Democratic 5 pfennig 1988
5 pfennig 1976-1990

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

 

 

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

 

coin Germany DDR 1 pfennig 1952
1 pfennig 1952-1953

aluminium
1 PFENNIG / DEUTSCHLAND
1952
Value - <1 USD

 

coin Germany Democratic 1 pfennig 1968
1 pfennig 1960-1975

aluminium
1 PFENNIG 1968
DEUTSCHE DEMOKRATISCHE REPUBLIK
Value - <1 USD

 

coin East Germany 1 pfennig 1988
1 pfennig 1977-1990

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

 

 

 

Other German coins

German Empire (1871-1918)

Eastern Territories

Weimar Republic (1919-1933)

Third Reich (1933-1945)

Federal Republic (1948-2001)

Federal Republic commemorative (1948-2001)

Brief catalog 1871-2001

Euro

Euro commemorative

 

 

Coins of German Democratic Republic in the catalog are presented divided by historical periods, indicating the main characteristics and differences by type.
Inside the sections, the coins are sorted by denomination - from large to small.
The cost of the coin is approximate and is indicated specifically for the coin shown in the picture. You can use this price to evaluate similar coins (of the same type), but remember that the value is affected by many factors, such as the state of preservation and the date of minting. The cost of coins of the same type can vary greatly depending on the number of surviving copies.
Coins of German Democratic Republic presented on this page are not sold or bought - this is only a catalog.