East German Coins: Aluminium Chips, The Coins Of The German Democratic Republic

“GDR coins – a collecting area, which hardly a numismatist as Germany collector is gaining popularity” the coins of the former GDR can simply exclude from his collection. First as a collection largely undetected, coins have the DDR yet appealing and as collecting a high potential. The GDR’s first coins appeared in 1948 as a 1-, 5 – and 10-Pfennig coins. Followed later by the 50 Pfennig coins in 1949, the 20 Pfennig coins 1969 as well as the 1-mark coin of 1956 and 2 mark coins in 1957. “The circulation of the GDR the first circulating coins of 1, 5-par were 10 Pfennig from 1948 to 1950 with the motif ear and tooth edge” embossed on the back. in 1952 and 1953 the embossing was carried out with hammer and compasses”and in 1960 for the 1 Pfennig coin, 1963 for the 10 Pfennig coin and 1968 for the 5 penny coin with the State coat of arms. These were minted until 1990. The 50 Pfennig coin was Spike and gear in 1949 and 1950, also with the motif”published from 1958 until 1990 with the coat of arms as a back motif.

The 20 Pfennig coin was brought from 1969 to 1990, with the national coat of arms as a motif in the circulation. The 1-mark coin newly issued from 1956 with the State coat of arms, and from 1972 to 1990, with the State coat of arms. This was followed by the 2-mark coin in 1957 with the coat of arms and also from 1972 to 1990, with the State coat of arms new. Embossing and the later 20 Pfennig coin was used for these coins for circulation of the GDR with the exception of the first 50 Pfennig to produce a very high proportion of aluminium (97%). The typical properties of this metal, be light weight, brought aluminium chips the coins in the vernacular hence the name”a.