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1969 East Germany 5 Pfennig coin pendant Berlin wall German Democratic Republic hammer compass Deutschland USSR GDR Schwerin soviet n001353

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Commemorative issue
20th Anniversary of the founding of the GDR 1949-1969

1969 German Democratic Republic 5 Mark {1-year issue} 6S

front: Emblem of the German Democratic Republic (hammer and protractor surrounded by banners and wreath) surrounded by legend


back lettering:

1969 5 MARK

East Germany, officially the German Democratic Republic (GDR; German: Deutsche Demokratische Republik [ˈdɔʏtʃə demoˈkʁaːtɪʃə ʁepuˈbliːk], DDR), was a state that existed from 1949 to 1990, the period when the eastern portion of Germany was part of the Eastern Bloc during the Cold War. Commonly described as a communist state in English usage, it described itself as a socialist "workers' and peasants' state". It consisted of territory that was administered and occupied by Soviet forces following the end of World War II—the Soviet occupation zone of the Potsdam Agreement, bounded on the east by the Oder–Neisse line. The Soviet zone surrounded West Berlin but did not include it and West Berlin remained outside the jurisdiction of the GDR.

• quantity 1
• demonetized {no longer in circulation} polished Nickel-bronze coin
• diameter: 29 mm
• weight: 9.7 g
• edge lettering: * 5 MARK * 5 MARK* 5 MARK * 5 MARK

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