The five state mints of Germany
There are currently five active mints in Germany. These mints produce circulation coins, the official money in circulation, the euro coins. In addition to coinage, the five German state mints also mint commemorative coins.
German mints at a glance
State Mint of Berlin (A):
The State Mint of Berlin was first mentioned in 1280, and has had the mint mark with the letter A since 1750. As the mint of the capital, the Berlin Mint not only produces one-fifth of all German coins, but also regularly issues its own special silver coinage and medals. Each year, the Berlin Mint dedicates its special silver and gold mintages to approximately 20 to 30 current topics.
Bavarian Main Mint Munich (D):
The Bavarian Main Mint in Munich has been in existence since 1158, and has had the mint mark with the letter D since 1871. Currently, around 21% of the new coins in circulation in Germany are minted here. In addition to the production of circulation coins, the product range also includes the production of collector coins, medals and official seals for the offices and authorities in the Free State of Bavaria.
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State Mint of Stuttgart (F):
In 1374, the Württemberg Count Eberhard II had coins minted in Stuttgart for the first time. Since 1871, the State Mint of Stuttgart has had the mint mark with the letter F. In 1998, the mint in Stuttgart and the mint in Karlsruhe, which was inaugurated in 1827, were merged to form the State Mint of Baden-Württemberg. Both mints produce about 40% of German euro coins, medals and mintages on behalf of other countries worldwide. The mint marks F for Stuttgart and G for Karlsruhe have been retained for both mints. The Stuttgart State Mint, located in Bad Cannstatt, is the largest mint in Germany.
State Mint Karlsruhe (G):
The State Mint of Karlsruhe, located in the center of Karlsruhe, has existed since 1732. The mint is one of the smallest mints in Germany and bears the mint mark with the letter G. The mint building was inaugurated in 1827. Due to the merger of the State Mint of Stuttgart and the State Mint of Karlsruhe to form the State Mint of Baden-Württemberg, about 40% of the total circulation coins are minted there.
Hamburg Mint (J):
The Hamburg Mint can look back on a long tradition that is closely linked to the development of the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg. The first minting in Hamburg is dated to the year 834. After a great fire in 1842, the Hamburg Mint was rebuilt and reopened in 1875. Since that time, the coins from this mint are marked with the mint mark “J”.
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