World Paper Money Value and Identification Guide




Paper Money Values - Germany DDR

The German Democratic Republic (Deutsche Demokratische Republik (DDR)) was established in the aftermath of World War II in 1949. Also known as East Germany, the DDR existed as an Eastern Bloc state until German reunification in 1990. The first DDR circulating paper money was earlier German rentenmark and reichsmark notes with currency reform stamps affixed. The Deutsche Notenbank issued paper money denominated in Deutsche marks between 1948 and 1955, and then simply marks from 1964 to 1970. The Staatsbank der DDR issued paper money denominated in marks from 1971 to 1989.

1964 Issue

Germany DDR Paper Money 5 Marks 1964
Germany DDR Paper Money 5 Marks 1964

  • Denomination: 5 Marks
  • Issue Date: 1964
  • Reference: 22a
  • Authority: Deutsche Notenbank
  • Front: Alexander von Humboldt
  • Back: Humboldt University - Berlin
  • Grade: UNC - Seller Graded
  • Sale Date: Jan. 2020
  • Price: $17.51

Germany DDR Paper Money 5 Marks 1964
Germany DDR Paper Money 5 Marks 1964

  • Denomination: 5 Marks
  • Issue Date: 1964
  • Reference: 24
  • Authority: Deutsche Notenbank
  • Front: Johann Wolfgang v. Goethe
  • Back: National-Theater - Weimar
  • Grade: UNC - Seller Graded
  • Sale Date: Jan. 2020
  • Price: $26.01



1971-1985 Issue

Germany DDR Paper Money 5 Marks 1975
Germany DDR Paper Money 5 Marks 1975

  • Denomination: 5 Marks
  • Issue Date: 1975
  • Reference: 27a
  • Authority: Staatsbank der DDR
  • Front: Thomas M√ľntzer
  • Back: Combine harvesters
  • Grade: XF - Seller Graded
  • Sale Date: Jan. 2020
  • Price: $6.00

Germany DDR Paper Money 10 Marks 1971
Germany DDR Paper Money 10 Marks 1971

  • Denomination: 10 Marks
  • Issue Date: 1971
  • Reference: 28a
  • Authority: Staatsbank der DDR
  • Front: Clara Zetkin
  • Back: Female engineer at the control console of Rheinsberg Nuclear Power Station
  • Grade: AUNC - Seller Graded
  • Sale Date: Jan. 2020
  • Price: $7.01

Germany DDR Paper Money 20 Marks 1975
Germany DDR Paper Money 20 Marks 1975

  • Denomination: 20 Marks
  • Issue Date: 1975
  • Reference: 29a
  • Authority: Staatsbank der DDR
  • Front: Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
  • Back: Children leaving school
  • Grade: XF - Seller Graded
  • Sale Date: Jan. 2020
  • Price: $9.00

Germany DDR Paper Money 50 Marks 1971
Germany DDR Paper Money 50 Marks 1971

  • Denomination: 50 Marks
  • Issue Date: 1971
  • Reference: 30a
  • Authority: Staatsbank der DDR
  • Front: Friedrich Engels
  • Back: Refinery
  • Grade: XF - Seller Graded
  • Sale Date: Jan. 2020
  • Price: $8.50

Germany DDR Paper Money 100 Marks 1975
Germany DDR Paper Money 100 Marks 1975

  • Denomination: 100 Marks
  • Issue Date: 1975
  • Reference: 31a
  • Authority: Staatsbank der DDR
  • Front: Karl Marx
  • Back: Palast der Republik (Palace of the Republic) Berlin
  • Grade: XF - Seller Graded
  • Sale Date: Jan. 2020
  • Price: $11.50