50 years of German banknotes in catalog

Germany enters the Numizon catalog with 47 banknotes from the Federal Republic of Germany. These banknotes illustrate the second half of the 20th century from 1948 to 1999 and are divided into the following periods:

1948 : Allied Occupation
1948-1949 : Bank deutscher Länder
1960 : Deutsche Bundesbank
1967 : Bundeskassenschein
1970-1980 : Deutsche Bundesbank
1989-1999 : Deutsche Bundesbank



The case of the Emergency Issues of 1960 and 1963

We decided not to include these banknotes in the catalog ... they never were issued and finally destroyed in 1988 by the Bundesbank. We will just list these notes by reference:

1) 1960 Issue of 4 banknotes for West Germany


10 Deutsche Mark Type 1960

B208_10DMark.jpg

Catalogs references: The Banknote Book: # B208 / Grabowski: # BRD-57 / Rosenberg: # R-B1 / World Paper Money Pick: # 29B. Date of issue: 1-7-1960. Signatures: Blessing-Troeger. Dimensions: 130 x 65 mm. Material: Paper. Printer: Giesecke & Devrient, Germany. Not issued.



20 Deutsche Mark Type 1960

B209_20DMark.jpg

Catalogs references: The Banknote Book: # B209 / Grabowski: # BRD-58 / Rosenberg: # R-B2 / World Paper Money Pick: # 29C. Date of issue: 1-7-1960. Signatures: Blessing-Troeger. Dimensions: 140 x 70 mm. Material: Paper. Printer: Bundesdruckerei, Berlin. Not issued.



50 Deutsche Mark Type 1960

B210_50DMark.jpg

Catalogs references: The Banknote Book: # B210 / Grabowski: # BRD-59 / Rosenberg: # R-B3 / World Paper Money Pick: # 29D. Date of issue: 1-7-1960. Signatures: Blessing-Troeger. Dimensions: 150 x 75 mm. Material: Paper. Printer: Giesecke & Devrient, Germany. Not issued.



100 Deutsche Mark Type 1960

B211_100DMark.jpg

Catalogs references: The Banknote Book: # B211 / Grabowski: # BRD-60 / Rosenberg: # R-B4 / World Paper Money Pick: # 29E. Date of issue: 1-7-1960. Signatures: Blessing-Troeger. Dimensions: 160 x 80 mm. Material: Paper. Printer: Bundesdruckerei, Berlin. Not issued.



2) 1963 Issue of 5 banknotes for West Berlin


5 Deutsche Mark Type 1963

B212_5DMark.jpg

Catalogs references: The Banknote Book: # B212 / Grabowski: # BRD-61 / Rosenberg: # R-B5 / World Paper Money Pick: # 29A. Date of issue: 1-7-1963. Signatures: Blessing-Troeger. Dimensions: 120 x 60 mm. Material: Paper. Printer: Bundesdruckerei, Berlin. Not issued.



10 Deutsche Mark Type 1963

B213_10DMark.jpg

Catalogs references: The Banknote Book: # B213 / Grabowski: # BRD-62 / Rosenberg: # R-B6 / World Paper Money Pick: # 29F. Date of issue: 1-7-1963. Signatures: Blessing-Troeger. Dimensions: 130 x 65 mm. Material: Paper. Printer: Bundesdruckerei, Berlin. Not issued.



20 Deutsche Mark Type 1963

B214_20DMark.jpg

Catalogs references: The Banknote Book: # B214 / Grabowski: # BRD-63 / Rosenberg: # R-B7 / World Paper Money Pick: # 29G. Date of issue: 1-7-1963. Signatures: Blessing-Troeger. Dimensions: 140 x 70 mm. Material: Paper. Printer: Bundesdruckerei, Berlin. Not issued.



50 Deutsche Mark Type 1963

B215_50DMark.jpg

Catalogs references: The Banknote Book: # B215 / Grabowski: # BRD-64 / Rosenberg: # R-B8 / World Paper Money Pick: # 29H. Date of issue: 1-7-1963. Signatures: Blessing-Troeger. Dimensions: 150 x 75 mm. Material: Paper. Printer: Bundesdruckerei, Berlin. Not issued.



100 Deutsche Mark Type 1963

B216_100DMark.jpg

Catalogs references: The Banknote Book: # B216 / Grabowski: # BRD-65 / Rosenberg: # R-B9 / World Paper Money Pick: # 29I. Date of issue: 1-7-1963. Signatures: Blessing-Troeger. Dimensions: 160 x 80 mm. Material: Paper. Printer: Bundesdruckerei, Berlin. Not issued.



Our sources

  • Cgb.fr Archives.
  • colnect.com website.
  • "The Banknote Book: Federal Republic of Germany" by Owen W. Linzmeyer: download.
  • "Die deutschen Banknoten ab 1871" by Hans-Ludwig Grabowski. 2018 edition.
  • "Die deutschen Banknoten ab 1871" by Holger Rosenberg & Hans-Ludwig Grabowski.