VfS - benefits for you


Official Sales Agency for Collector's Coins of the Federal Republic of Germany (VfS)
The VfS is the Official Sales Agency for Collector's Coins of the Federal Republic of Germany. German coins are issued by the Federal Ministry of Finance.

History of the VfS
On 6 December 1967, with collectors showing increasing interest in German commemorative coins and regular currency coins, the Federal Ministry of Finance instructed the Federal Debt Administration to set up the Official Sales Agency for Collector's Coins of the Federal Republic of Germany. The VfS handled the sale and distribution of coins on behalf of the German mints.

Federal Securities Administration

At the start of 2002, the Federal Debt Administration was renamed the Federal Securities Administration. The Official Sales Agency for Collector's Coins of the Federal Republic of Germany remained part of the new body.

Pan-European invitation to tender

Faced with the introduction of the euro and new products (e.g. gold coins), and against the background of growing interest among collectors, the governmental structure began showing signs of strain in terms of sales and marketing. To improve efficiency and customer service, the Federal Ministry of Finance decided to outsource these functions to a private service provider in a pan-European invitation to tender.

Deutsche Post AG as a service provider for the Federal Ministry of Finance

Since 1 January 2006, the Philately Business Department of Deutsche Post AG has been handling these functions on behalf of and for the account of the Federal Ministry of Finance. The contracted services include marketing, accounting/electronic data processing, warehousing and sales. The trademark "Verkaufsstelle für Sammlermünzen der Bundesrepublik Deutschland (VfS)" has been retained, along with the familiar logo.

For details of the product range and for the Internetshop of the VfS, please use the german web pages.

However, you can also contact the VfS as follows:

Verkaufsstelle für Sammlermünzen der Bundesrepublik Deutschland (Official Sales Agency for Collector's Coins of the Federal Republic of Germany)

92626 Weiden

Telephone for private customers: +0049 (961) 3818 4400

Telephone for dealers: +0049 1805 - 24 68 72*
Fax: +0049 (961) 3818 4401
(Opening hours: Monday to Friday 08:00 AM - 08:00 PM)
E-mail: vfs.badv@deutsche-sammlermuenzen.de

Benefits for customers of VfS
Coins bear witness to major events and changes in the world. They are used to commemorate and honour important occasions, jubilees and people. Collecting coins is a hobby that both young and old can enjoy. It is a great way to find out more about history, familiar cities and regions, art and culture. And for customers of the VfS, there are the following additional benefits:


High-quality product packaging

VfS products are supplied in high-quality packaging. This provides the coins with maximum protection from external damage. It also provides the collector with interesting background information about the coin and the reason it has been issued.

Original issue price

The Federal Ministry of Finance brings out collector's coins at the original issue price including VAT. Postage and packing is extra.

Limited editions

The coins are issued by the Federal Ministry of Finance in limited editions. The limited numbers ensure that the coins remain exclusive.

Delivery service

VfS customers receive their coins conveniently by post, as an individual order or on subscription. Buying on subscription guarantees that the collection is complete - essential if your collection is to increase in value.

Free customer magazine

Every VfS customer also receives a complementary copy of the quarterly customer magazine "prägefrisch.de". The magazine covers interesting topics related to coin collecting, for example new coins, facts about coin collecting, details of events and books and much more.