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The German Democratic Republic (GDR), or East Germany, emerged after World War II. Initially, it used the Deutsche Mark (DM), introduced by the Soviet authorities to replace the Reichsmark. In 1949, it adopted the East German Mark (Mark der DDR). Later, the GDR revalued its currency at a rate of 1 new Mark for 1,000 old Marks to combat inflation.

During its existence, the GDR issued a range of coins with denominations including 1 Pfennig, 5 Pfennig, 10 Pfennig, 20 Pfennig, 50 Pfennig, 1 Mark, 2 Mark, 5 Mark, and 10 Mark. These coins featured various designs, often depicting socialist symbols like workers, industrial scenes, and political figures associated with the GDR. 

Some coins commemorated significant events, cultural achievements, or landmarks specific to the GDR. The designs and compositions evolved over time, reflecting the changing political and economic landscape of the GDR until its reunification with West Germany in 1990.

Following reunification on October 3, 1990, East Germany became part of the Federal Republic of Germany. The Deutsche Mark continued as the official currency of unified Germany until it was replaced by the euro on January 1, 2002.

Germany uses coins denominated in euros, the official currency adopted by the country in 2002. These euro coins come in various denominations including 1 cent, 2 cents, 5 cents, 10 cents, 20 cents, 50 cents, 1 euro, and 2 euros. Each denomination features a common European side, displaying the value prominently, along with a national side unique to Germany. The national side may include symbols, designs, or landmarks representing German culture and heritage. These euro coins are widely circulated and used for everyday transactions throughout the country.

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