Germany – 5 Euro, Tropical climate zone, 2017 (PROOF)

Germany, 5 euro collectors’ coin with a red polymer ring, “Tropical climate zone”. The coin will be the first in a five-part series, “Climate zones of the Earth” (2017-2021) one to be issued per year), and is thus thematically linked to the first innovative 5 euro coin “Planet Earth” (a global premiere with its translucent, coloured polymer ring), which was issued in April 2016.

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Germany – 10 Euro Silver PROOF, Hansel and Gretel, 2014

Silver collector coin 10 euro “Hansel and Gretel” 2014. It is the third edition in a series of coins launched in 2012, in which a coin themed around Grim fairytales will be issued each year for six years. The coin’s obverse depicts popular elements of the fairy tale. It shows the witch surprising Hansel and Gretel, a key scene from the fairy tale. The witch’s house is represented by a gingerbread brick, which has been bitten into and is lying on the ground. The children’s expressions and posture reflect their feelings of temptation and terror. The reverse features an eagle framed by the words “BUNDESREPUBLIK DEUTSCHLAND”, the value and denomination, the letter “G” for the federal mint in Karlsruhe, Baden-Wurttemberg, the year 2014, and the twelve stars of Europe.

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Germany – 10 Euro UNC, Snow White, 2013

This is the second edition in a series of commemorative coins launched in 2012, in which a coin themed around Grimm’s fairytales will be issued each year for six years. The series began with the 10 Euro coin commemorating the 200th anniversary of the Brothers Grimm fairy tales, which appeared in June 2012 and featured a double portrait of the Brothers Grimm. Continue reading

Germany – Official BU Set 2013 (5 Sets: Letters A,D,F,G,J)

The Official BU Euro coins issued in 2013 by the 5 German mints. Each set contains the two 2 Euro commemorative coins 2013, “Baden-Wurttemberg” from the “states” and the 2 Euro commemorative coin “50 years Élysée Treaty”

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Germany – 2 Euro, Maulbronn Monastery, Baden-Württemberg, 2013

The new commemorative 2 Euro coin of Germany 2013, which belongs to the German Bundeslander series, shows the Maulbronn Monastery in Baden-Wurttemberg.

The Maulbronn Monastery is the best-preserved medieval Cistercian monastery complex in Europe. It is situated on the outskirts of Maulbronn and is separated from the town by fortifications. Since 1993 this monastery is part of the Unesco World Heritage.

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50 years Élysée Treaty – 2 Euro commemorative, 2013

As part of the festivities carried out within the framework of the Franco-German Year (Sep 2012 – Jul 2013), Germany and France jointly agreed to issue a new 2 Euro coin to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the signing of the Élysée Treaty.

The national side of the new coin depicts the signatories of the Élysée Treaty, Federal Chancellor Konrad Adenauer and French President Charles de Gaulle, together with their signatures and bilingual text denoting the occasion for the joint-issue coin. This side of the coin will be identical in both countries, except for the country designation and the national engraving mark. This is the first time that an identical coin is being issued by two Euro area member states. Continue reading