Coin Type Specifications
Region: Germany
Denomination: 5pf
Diameter: 18.5 (mm)
Coin Metal Composition:
Iron [91%] 2.73 (g)
Copper [7%] 0.21 (g)
Carbon [2%] 0.06 (g)
Total Mass: 3 (g)

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Coin Type Coins
1949 - 5 Pfennig Coin Composition
Composition Totals From 2 Coins
Iron : 5.46 Grams
Copper : 0.42 Grams
Carbon : 0.12 Grams
Total Mass : 6 Grams

Metal USD/Pound USD/Troy Ounce USD/Gram Grams/Coin USD/Coin
Copper $2.091 $0.143 $0.005 0.21 g $0.001
Precious and Base Metal Melt Value For Each Coin: $0.001
Combined Precious and Base Metal Melt Value For 2 Coins: $0.002
- Precious Metal prices updated on 07-23-2024
2 Example Coins Found...


Coin Type Description
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Years Minted: 1949
Mint Marks: D J F G
Denomination: 5pf
Obverse Design: An oak seedling Lettering: BUNDESREPUBLIK DEUTSCHLAND DATE
Obverse Designer: Adolf Jäger
Reverse Design: Denomination between rye stalks. Lettering: MINT MARK 5 PFENNIG
Reverse Designer: Frankfurt am Main
1950–2001 - 5 Pfennig

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.

Denomination 5 Pfennig
Dates issued 1949
Composition Brass-plated steel
Obverse Denomination between rye stalks
Reverse Oak sprig


5 Pfennig

KM# 102
Country Germany - Federal Republic
Year 1949
Value 5 Pfennig (0.05 DEM)
Metal Brass clad Steel
Weight 3 g
Diameter 18.5 mm
Thickness 1.7 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Demonetized 12-31-2001

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