Coin Type Specifications
Region: Germany
Denomination: 50pf
Diameter: 20 (mm)
Coin Metal Composition:
Copper [75%] 2.625 (g)
Nickel [25%] 0.875 (g)
Total Mass: 3.5 (g)

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1950-1971 - 50 Pfenning - BUNDESREPUBLIK
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Germany - 1950-1971 - 50 Pfenning - BUNDESREPUBLIK

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Coin Type Coins
1950-1971 - 50 Pfenning - BUNDESREPUBLIK Coin Composition
Composition Totals From 3 Coins
Copper : 7.875 Grams
Nickel : 2.625 Grams
Total Mass : 10.5 Grams

Metal USD/Pound USD/Troy Ounce USD/Gram Grams/Coin USD/Coin
Copper $2.091 $0.143 $0.005 2.625 g $0.012
Nickel $4.494 $0.308 $0.010 0.875 g $0.009
Precious and Base Metal Melt Value For Each Coin: $0.021
Combined Precious and Base Metal Melt Value For 3 Coins: $0.062
- Precious Metal prices updated on 07-19-2024
3 Example Coins Found...


Coin Type Description
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Years Minted: 1950-1971
Mint Marks: D J F A G
Denomination: 50pf
Obverse Design: A woman planting an oak Lettering: YEAR
Obverse Designer:
Reverse Design: Facial value surrounded with the country name (German Federal Republic). Mintmark below 50 LETTERING: BUNDESREPUBLIK DEUTSCHLAND 50 PFENNIG
Reverse Designer: R. Werner
1950-1971 - 50 Pfenning - BUNDESREPUBLIK

The first German deutschemark coins were issued by the Bank deutscher Länder in 1948 and 1949. From 1950, the inscription Bundesrepublik Deutschland (Federal Republic of Germany) appeared on the coins. These coins were issued in denominations of 1, 2, 5, and 10 pfennig. The 1 and 2 pfennig were struck in bronze clad steel (although during some years the 2 pf. was issued in solid bronze) while 5 and 10 pf. were brass clad steel. In 1950, copper nickel 50 pfennig and 1 mark were released while a copper nickel 2 mark and a .625 silver 5 mark was released in 1951. Copper nickel replaced silver in the 5 mark in 1975. The 2 and 5 mark coins have often been used for commemorative themes, though typically only the generic design for the 5 mark is intended for circulation. Commemorative silver 10 mark coins have also been issued which have periodically found their way into circulation. Unlike other European countries, Germany retained the use of the smallest coins (certainly in supermarkets) of 1 and 2 Pfennig until adoption of the Euro. Germany. Federal Republic. Copper-nickel 50-Pfennig BUNDESREPUBLIK DEUTSCHLAND 50 PFENNIG.

Denomination 50 Pfennig
Dates issued 1949–2001
Composition Cupro-nickel (Cu 75 Ni 25)
Obverse Denomination
Reverse Cultural woman planting a Oak seedling symbolizing the reconstruction of Germany, year. Rs. Indication of value, circumscription BANK GERMAN COUNTRIES, embossed characters.


Germany - Federal Republic - 50 Pfennig
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KM# 109
Country Germany - Federal Republic
Years 1950-2001
Value 50 Pfennig (0.5 DEM)
Metal Copper-nickel
Weight 3.5 g
Diameter 20 mm
Thickness 1.58 mm
Engraver R. Werner (reverse)
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Demonetized 12-31-2001
Edge: Reeded (1950-1971) | Smooth (1972-2001)

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