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Germany: 2015 Collector Coins
« on: April 25, 2012, 10:12:45 PM »
In 2015 several German €10 collector coins will be issued. The following list may not be complete, but it works for the time being. :)

* Grimm Brothers Fairy Tales - Dornröschen
* Otto von Bismarck - born 200 years ago
* Lucas Cranach d.J. - born 500 years ago
* Leipzig first documented (urbs Libzi) 1000 years ago
* DGzRS (Maritime Search and Rescue Service) founded 150 years ago

The series of €100 gold coins featuring Unesco Cultural Heritage sites will also be continued:
2015: Oberes Mittelrheintal (Upper Middle Rhine Valley), RP

That series will run beyond 2015 by the way ...
2016: Altstadt von Regensburg (Old Town in Regensburg), BY
2017: Luther-Gedenkstätten in Eisleben und Wittenberg (Martin Luther Memorial Sites*), ST
2018: Schlösser Augustusburg und Falkenlust in Brühl (Augustusburg and Falkenlust Palaces in Brühl), NW
(* page in German; the issue "coincides" with the 500th anniversary of the Reformation)

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Re: Germany: 2015 Collector Coins
« Reply #1 on: December 11, 2013, 04:07:27 PM »
2015 will also be the last year of the "Forest" series, with the lime/linden. The €20 gold coin was designed by František Chochola.

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Re: Germany: 2015 Collector Coins
« Reply #2 on: April 26, 2014, 11:54:22 AM »
These are the planned issue dates for the 2015 German collector coins.

12 Feb: Dornröschen (D)
26 Mar: Bismarck (A)
7 May: DGzRS (J)
Late June: Wald: Linde (*)
2 Jul: Leipzig (F)
Late Sep: Oberes Mittelrheintal (*)
1 Oct: Cranach (G)

(*) The gold coins are made by all mints (A, D, F, G, J). They cannot be had at Bundesbank branch offices but (like the silver proof pieces) from the Numismatic Office and from dealers only.

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Re: Germany: 2015 Collector Coins
« Reply #3 on: June 04, 2014, 04:00:58 PM »
This is the winning design of the Dornröschen ("Sleeping Beauty") €10 coin. The coin will come in February - see list above - and was designed by Marianne Dietz. As usual, there will be a Cu-Ni version at face and a surcharged silver (Ag 625) proof version.

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Re: Germany: 2015 Collector Coins
« Reply #4 on: June 04, 2014, 04:49:49 PM »
I like that one.  Nice.  May have to watch for the Cu-Ni issue.

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Re: Germany: 2015 Collector Coins
« Reply #5 on: June 04, 2014, 05:32:14 PM »
Next one in line is the €100 Unesco World Heritage gold coin. The 2015 issue will be dedicated to the Rhine Gorge (Oberes Mittelrheintal), roughly between Koblenz and Bingen/Rüdesheim. Friedrich Brenner designed the piece ...

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Re: Germany: 2015 Collector Coins
« Reply #6 on: June 05, 2014, 01:04:08 PM »
Still trying to find out what buildings are depicted on the €100 piece. :) Could be the Marksburg, the Mäuseturm, and Burg Stahleck. We'll see ...

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Re: Germany: 2015 Collector Coins
« Reply #7 on: June 05, 2014, 01:59:34 PM »
Not on the "tourist map" on this coins is the railroad line along the Rhine. I used to take it to attend UN meetings in Geneva, coming from The Hague. Another impressive sight on that line is what remains of the bridge at Remagen...

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Re: Germany: 2015 Collector Coins
« Reply #8 on: June 05, 2014, 02:22:44 PM »
Right, the railroad tracks - on both banks of the Rhine river - are not shown. (Today most long distance trains take the faster route from Cologne to Frankfurt anyway.) The roads are not depicted either ...

Remagen is not part of the Unesco World Heritage site that the coin is about. That place is quite a bit further north, at the RP-NW state border. Not sure whether a railroad bridge that was there for less than 30 years, and has not been there for about 70 years, would be on a coin. ;)

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Re: Germany: 2015 Collector Coins
« Reply #9 on: August 20, 2014, 07:19:35 PM »
This is the winning design of the Bismarck coin. Michael Otto won the competition; according to the jury his design reflects Bismarck's ambivalence between conservatism and modernity well. The edge inscription will be the quote "Die Politik ist die Lehre vom Möglichen" (Politics is the art of the possible).

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Re: Germany: 2015 Collector Coins
« Reply #10 on: August 20, 2014, 07:26:43 PM »
Here we have the DGzRS (Maritime Search and Rescue Association) coin design, by Joachim Dimanski. It shows a combination of the association's logo and a ship. More about the "Seenotretter" is here http://www.seenotretter.de/en/who-we-are/ and, as usual, in the links (first post). Edge inscription: "Freiwillig - unabhängig - spendenfinanziert" (voluntary - independent - funded by donations).

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Re: Germany: 2015 Collector Coins
« Reply #11 on: August 20, 2014, 07:38:43 PM »
One more: Leipzig will be 1000 years old next year. That is, the place was first documented in 1015. The design by Anne Karen Hentschel combines a silhouette of important buildings, and people. And while these people represent the citizens of Leipzig throughout the centuries, the scene reminds of the "Monday demonstrations" in the GDR which began in Leipzig, in early September 1989. On the edge: "Bürgersinn - Bürgerfleiss - Bürgerstolz" (not sure how to best translate those "virtues" ... Citizens/Civic Spirit - C. Diligence - C. Pride maybe).

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Re: Germany: 2015 Collector Coins
« Reply #12 on: August 20, 2014, 09:00:12 PM »
In my view, Bismarck and Leipzig are top grade designs. The Seenotretter design I find a bit overdone, too much eye trickery and not all of it successful (looks like the iron cross symbol makes some people squeamish), but if the world has real heroes, these people are.

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Re: Germany: 2015 Collector Coins
« Reply #13 on: November 21, 2014, 05:50:15 PM »
Here we have the design of the Cranach coin. Note that the piece honors Lucas Cranach the Younger, son of L. Cranach the Elder. The core element is the emblem that the Cranach family started using in 1508 (see the 20M coin issued by the GDR in 1972). This €10 piece was designed by Erich Ott, so the "XY" will be replaced by Ott's "Œ" signature. Here is a larger image.

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Re: Germany: 2015 Collector Coins
« Reply #14 on: April 16, 2015, 10:21:30 PM »
looks like the iron cross symbol makes some people squeamish

Would be the problem of those people then. That type of cross has a long history, see here (German) or here (French) for example. The €10 coins issued in Germany this year are the last ones by the way - as from next year the face value of those collector coins will be €20. The 2015 gold coins cost about €590 (for the 100 euro piece) and €182 (for the 20 euro piece). The silver (Ag 625) proof version of the €10 piece costs €18.50 - the Cu-Ni version can be had at face ...

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