The Deutsche Mark was the official currency in Western Germany from 1948-1990 replaced by the Euro in 2002. It is commonly referred to as the "Deutschmark" among English-speaking countries, and the "Mark" or "D-Mark" among Germans. Minted from 1951-1974, the German 5 Deutsche Mark Silver Coin was struck in .625 fine silver with a total fine metal content of 0.225 troy ounces.
The German 5 Deutsche Mark carries a legal tender, however, with the introduction of the euro it was forced out of circulation. On December 31, 1998 the Council of the European Union enacted a fixed exchange rate of 1.95583 marks to 1 euro. The Deutsche Bundesbank has since guaranteed the indefinite exchange of Deutsche Mark coins and banknotes into euros at any one of its branches.
The 5 Mark coin's obverse consists mostly of German inscriptions. Its denomination, "5" is encircled by the type of currency, "DEUTSCHE MARK" and the issue year-date. Circled around those are the inscriptions, "BUNDESREPUBLIK DEUTSCHLAND." The coin's reverse features the German Eagle, or the German Coat of Arms.
Coin date varies and is chosen randomly from available inventory.