Germany (East) 1 and 2 Mark 1956 to 1990
You are correct both times, Rajeev. Your coin is from East Germany and it is made out of aluminum. The old East Germany was called Deutsche Demokratische Republik while the old West Germany was called Bundesrepublik Deutschland. Tranlated, these mean 'Democratic Republic' and 'Federal Republic' respectively.
Like all modern coins, these are worth face value. If you have a nice specimen with little wear, no problems, and good eye appeal, a collector will pay a few US dollars to add it to his or her collection.
For later dates, the 'Deutsche' is dropped from 'Deutsche Mark' on the side with the numeral. (Deutsch means German.) Collectors, then, would want to have both types in their collections: one with 'Deutsche' and one without it.
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Requested by: RAJEEV PRASAD, Mon, 17-Jan-2011 15:00:30 GMT
Answered by: Paul, Wed, 09-Oct-2013 15:10:01 GMT
Last review by CoinQuest: Mon, 01-Sep-2014 11:08:39 GMT
Requester description: 1957 The coin is easy to describe. On the reverse is written 2 Deutsche mark ,year of manufacture 1957, and two leafs each on either side of the numeral 2. On the obverse is written Deutsche Democratiscke Republik. There is a hammer and a scythe kind of symbol, probably worker's tools. Also there is a border design around the symbol, but the wording D--- D--- R------ is outside the border. I am interseted in knowing whether this East German Coin has some collecter's interest. Coin looks like Aluminium.
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