|CoinTen Pfennigs 1950|
The 10 Pfennig coin, abbreviated 10 Pf.
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, was a small circulating denomination of the Deutsche Mark (German mark), which was the official currency of West Germany from 1948 until 1990 and later of unified Germany from 1990 until 2002. It was equal to one tenth of a Mark.
In 1999, the Deutsche Mark was replaced by the Euro; its coins and banknotes remained in circulation, defined in terms of euros, until the introduction of euro notes and coins on 1 January 2002. The Deutsche Mark ceased to be legal tender immediately upon the introduction of the euro.
Ten pfennig coins issued in 1950 circulated for 52 years until 28 February 2002, after which date they were no longer accepted as valid forms of payment in Germany.
|Letter F||584,340,500 (584.3 million)|
|Hamburg Mint||Letter J||402,452,000 (402.5 million)|
|Bavarian Central Mint – Munich||Letter D||393,209,000 (393.2 million)|
|Karlsruhe Mint||Letter G||309,046,800 (309.0 million)|
The obverse features a small oak seedling sprouting five leaves. The oak tree had been a German symbol for centuries. This young shoot represents the hope for the reconstruction of Germany after the war.
Around, the legend BUNDESREPUBLIK DEUTSCHLAND (Federal Republic of Germany).
Below that, the year of issue: · 1950 ·.
Between two ears of rye, a large numeral for the value: 10; around below that, the denomination PFENNIG.
The mint mark of the mint which struck the coin is a small letter centre top, between the two rye ears.
Mint marks used in this year were:D for Bavarian Central Mint – MunichF for Stuttgart MintG for Karlsruhe MintJ for Hamburg Mint
|Issued: 500 (included in total)|
Proof coins (“PP” from “Polierte Platte” in German) from the Stuttgart Mint.
|Issued: 1,800 (included in total)|
Proof coins (“PP” from “Polierte Platte” in German) from the Karlsruhe Mint.
|Issued: unknown (included in total)|
Proof coins (“PP” from “Polierte Platte” in German) from the Hamburg Mint.