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The Deutsche Mark, in English usually deutschmark (IPA BrE /'dɔɪtʃmɑːk/) or simply 'mark', was the currency of the Federal Republic of Germany from 1948 until it adopted the euro in 2001. One mark (in German capitalised: Mark) was divided into 100 pfennigs (Pfennige, singular Pfennig).

Before merging with West Germany (the Federal Republic) in 1990, communist East Germany (the Democratic Republic) had its own currency, also called the Deutsche Mark, and known in English as the East German mark.