Gold coins were issued in
There were some coins made of
The Deutsche mark was
introduced in 1871.
German money became almost
worthless in 1922 and 1923, and sometimes people showed
how worthless it was by burning it.
The thaler (equal to an English
dollar) is equal to five Deutsche marks.
East and West Germany used
different currencies from 1948 to 1990, but they joined
their economy together after the Berlin Wall came
On March 1, 2002, no one can
use Deutsche Marks.
Changing to the euro currency
is going to cost altogether 1.9 billion marks.
Germany is surrounded by five
countries participating in the euro: Austria,
and The Netherlands.
This is what each of the
German euros has on the national side. The links will
take you to websites that show you pictures or give
you information about the images on the German
On the national side of the
German 1 euro cent, there is a picture of an oak
On the national side of the 10,
20 and 50 coin, there is a picture of Brandenburg
Gate (Brandenburger Tor),
which is in Berlin.
On the national side of the 1
and 2 euro, there is a picture of a German
Eagle because the it is the
traditional symbol of Germany. The eagle, surrounded by
the stars of Europe, shows on these coins. This design
was made by Heinz and Sneschana Russewa-Hoyer.
None of the German Euros say
the words Germany or Deutschland.