State Mint Karlsruhe - Staatliche Münze Karlsruhe

State Mint Baden-Württemberg Location Karlsruhe

formerly State Mint Karlsruhe
Mintmark G

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State level State of Baden-Württemberg
position State enterprise / mint
founding 1827
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 .

In 1998 the State Mints in Karlsruhe and Stuttgart merged to form the State Mints of Baden-Württemberg .

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 . [1]

Prominent visits

  • 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


Commons : Staatliche Münze Karlsruhe - Collection of pictures, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. Note in: Das Jahr 1975 im Bild, Carlsen Hamburg, p. 21

Coordinates: 49 ° 0 '43.9 " N , 8 ° 23' 42.8" E