Germany 1-DEUTSCHE MARK (KM110 Type A) Bundesadler (Eagle)
Originally named Reichsadler ("Imperial Eagle" or "National Eagle"), this heraldic eagle dates back to the Roman eagle standard used by Holy Roman Emperors. The name was changed to Bundesadler ("Federal Eagle") in 1945 with the formation of the Federal Republic of Germany.
This coin design was in use for over 50 years (1950-2001), with some minor variations. Besides multiple mint marks on the obverse (this example is "F"), there are three types:
Type A (this coin): The eagle's tongue is near its lower beak, and it has a large eye.
Type B: Eagle is the same as Type A, but there is some difference in the lettering style.
Type C: The eagle's tongue has moved to the centre of the beak, and the eyeball is smaller (and changes in lettering).
- Diameter: 23.4 mm
- Composition: Copper-Nickel
- CAT#: KM110 Type A