State Mint Karlsruhe - Staatliche Münze Karlsruhe
State Mint Baden-Württemberg Location Karlsruhe
|State level||State of Baden-Württemberg|
|position||State enterprise / mint|
|Headquarters||Karlsruhe, Stephanienstr. 28 a|
The State Mint of Baden-Württemberg, Karlsruhe location, is the smallest mint in Germany and is located in downtown Karlsruhe . As was customary in the past, a prince's residence always included a mint. This found its place in an outbuilding of the castle in 1732. Just two years after the mint was founded, it was relocated to the protective walls of Durlach . Due to a clever alliance and marriage policy, Baden increased its influence and became a Grand Duchy . As a result of these events, it was decided to build a new mint as early as 1816.
The building is based on plans by the military architect Friedrich Arnold from 1816, which the well-known Karlsruhe architect Friedrich Weinbrenner took up and, after his death on February 9, 1827, was completed by his student Friedrich Theodor Fischer . The first coin worth ten Rhenish guilders was minted in the spring of 1827 in the coin, which still produces between 210 and 250 million coins a year .
The mint mark of the Karlsruhe mint is "G".
Coin minting scandal in 1975
In 1975 it was revealed that the mint's deputy director and a worker had secretly minted a large number of valuable coins for years. These included old five-mark pieces (up to 1960), two-penny pieces (up to 1967) and 50-pfennig pieces from 1950. This is now known as the Karlsruhe coin scandal . 
- February 29, 1832 Grand Duke Carl Leopold Friedrich and his wife with a coin for a visit
- January 1857 Grand Duke Friedrich I and his wife with minting a coin for visitors
- Note in: Das Jahr 1975 im Bild, Carlsen Hamburg, p. 21