Deutsche Mark banknotes and coins
We will exchange almost all post-war Deutsche Mark banknotes and coins for dollars, including any of the banknotes listed below:
- Bundesbank banknotes (banknote series BBk I/Ia and III/IIIa)
- Banknotes from the Bank deutscher Länder (BdL) – with the exception of the 50 Mark BdL note II (green), issued in 1948 (exchange stopped on 15 March 1951)
Images of some of the more commonly found German banknotes appear below. At the bottom of the page you will find links to images of some older series Deutsche Marks along with pictures of the coins we will buy.
Important note: We do not buy banknotes or coins that were issued prior to 20 June 1948, nor do we buy banknotes and coins from the former Soviet occupation zone and the German Democratic Republic (the former East Germany), as these can no longer be exchanged or redeemed. As a general rule, if you see a swastika, a picture of Adolph Hitler, the words “Deutsche Demokratische Republik,” the abbreviation “DDR”, or a date on a note or coin prior to 1948, we won’t buy it.
Hint: There are many German notes in circulation which were issued between 1900 and the early 1940’s, some with huge face values (up to a Billion Marks!) Most of these notes have little or no value and we cannot exchange them for you. The largest denomination Deutsche Mark note is 1,000 DM’s. If you have a note with an amount bigger than 1,000 on it, your note was probably issued before 1948 and is too old to exchange.
Images of some common pre-euro German banknotes which we will buy:
5 DM banknotes, BBK3 series
10 DM banknotes, BBK3 series
20 DM banknotes, BBK3 series
50 DM banknotes, BBK3 series
100 DM banknotes, BBK3 series
200 DM banknotes, BBK3 series
500 DM banknotes, BBK3 series
1000 DM banknotes, BBK3 series
Links to pictures of and information on Deutsche Mark banknotes of earlier series:
- Banknotes issued by the Bank deutscher Länder (German only)
- Banknotes issued during the currency reform (German only)
- Banknotes of the 1st series issued by the Deutsche Bundesbank (German only)
Images of some common pre-euro German coins which we will buy:
1 Pfennig coins
2 Pfennig coins
5 Pfennig coins
10 Pfennig coins
50 Pfennig coins
1 DM coins
2 DM coins
5 DM coins
Images and related banknote and coin information courtesy of Deutsche Bundesbank, the Central Bank of the Federal Republic of Germany. Copyright: Deutsche Bundesbank, Frankfurt am Main, Germany.