Coins Of Reunified Germany: 2 Pfennig (Germany, 1994)-Reference

This pre-Euro German coin represents the 2nd denomination coin of the Deutsche Mark (Series 1989). The observe features a oak tree seedling and the coin's mint date (1994). The reverse lists the coin's 2 Pfennig value, wreathed by a pair of wheat spikes. Notably the coin was demonetized 12-31-2001, due to the transition from the Deutschmark to Euro.

The coin is a smooth-edged design made of a copper-clad steel and weighs 2.9 g. Its dimensions are 19.5 mm (0.76 in) wide and 1.52 mm (0.060) in thick. Making it similar in size to a US Penny (19.05/0.75 in), in that respect.



Size Comparison

A 2 Pfennig with US Penny for scale.
A 2 Pfennig with US Penny for scale.

Additional Notes

  • The "BUNDESREPUBLIK DEUTSCHLAND" is the formal name for reunified/modern Germany, in addition to the former nation of West Germany.

  • The Deutsche Mark's ISO Code was DEM, prior to becoming obsolete.

  • The Deutsche Mark to Euro exchange rate was 1.95583 DM =1 Euro.

  • The 2 Pfennig was produced by 5 state mints: Belin, Munich, Stuttgart, Karlsruhe, and Hamburg.

  • The 2 Pfennig features a mint mark between the wheat spikes: Belin (A), Munich (D), Stuttgart (F), Karlsruhe (G), and Hamburg (J)

  • This coin was minted by the Bavarian State Mint (Munich), designated by the letter "D".

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