Obverse

Facial value surrounded with the country name (German Federal Republic). Mintmark below 50.

There are variations for 1971: large and small D, large and small J.

·BUNDESREPUBLIK DEUTSCHLAND·
50
J
PFENNIG

Reverse

Woman planting an oak seedling, symbol of Germany's rebirth after the war.

Oak leaves, used as a symbol for many centuries, have featured on coins in Germany since the Munich Coin Treaty of 1837. This was an agreement between states in southern and central Germany establishing a common currency area.

The sculptor Richard Martin Werner designed the woman relief after his wife Gerda Johanna Werner.

1974

Edge

Reeded (1950-1971)
Plain (1972-2001)

50 Pfennig

KM# 109 Jaeger# 384 Schön# 107
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Characteristics
Material Cupronickel
Weight 3.5 g
Diameter 20 mm
Thickness 1.58 mm
Shape round
Alignment Medal
Alt # KM# 109.1, KM# 109.2
Mints
Bavarian Central Mint (D)
Berlin State Mint (A)
Hamburg Mint (J)
Karlsruhe State Mint (G)
Stuttgart State Mint (F)

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