5 Deutsche Mark, Germany
Handmade coin ring from 5 deutsche mark, Germany
- Metal: silver 0.625
- Years: 1951-1974
- Size of coin ring: 16– 22 mm (50-69)
About the coin:
The first Deutsche Mark 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 pfennigs. The 1- and 2-pfennig coins were struck in bronze clad steel (although during some years the 2 pfennigs was issued in solid bronze) while 5 and 10 pfennigs were brass clad steel. In 1950, cupronickel 50-pfennig and 1-mark coins were released, while a cupronickel 2 marks and a .625 silver 5 marks were released in 1951. Cupronickel replaced silver in the 5 marks in 1975. The 2- and 5-mark coins have often been used for commemorative themes, though typically only the generic design for the 5 marks is intended for circulation.
An eagle facing left, emblem of Germany.
NOTE: different heraldic eagle’s design, lettering design, different stars next to date.
Type A: thin legend
Type B: thick legend
Mintmark below date.
NOTE: Mintmark D indicates Munich, F Stuttgart, G Karlsruhe, J Hamburg
Engraver: A. Holl
Smooth with inscription of the German motto (unity, justice and freedom)
Lettering: EINIGKEIT UND RECHT UND FREIHEIT
Translation: Unity and justice and freedom
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NOTE: This is a handmade coin ring that used to be in circulation, which means that each coing ring is slightly different from the other. The ring you receive will not be exactly as pictured. Each ring is unique.