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Germany: 2018 Collector Coins
« on: November 25, 2016, 08:00:12 PM »
Apart from the two German commemorative €2 coins to be issued in 2018, there will also be several collector coins again. This is the current program:

€5 (Cu-Ni with polymer ring)
Climate Zones series: Subtropical Zone - orange ring (A-D-F-G-J)

€20 (silver)
Grimm Brothers Fairy Tales: Froschkönig
800 years city of Rostock
275 years Gewandhaus-Orchester
Architect/designer Peter Behrens born 150 years ago
Chemist Ernst Otto Fischer born 100 years ago

€20 (gold)
Domestic Birds series: Uhu (Eagle Owl) (A-D-F-G-J)

€50 (gold)
Musical Instruments series: Kontrabass (Double Bass) (A-D-F-G-J)

€100 (gold)
Unesco Cultural Heritage series: Augustusburg & Falkenlust palaces in Brühl, NW (A-D-F-G-J)

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Re: Germany: 2018 Collector Coins
« Reply #1 on: November 25, 2016, 08:11:16 PM »
While the silver €20 coins are usually issued by one mint only (kind of rotating job, each mint makes one issue per year), the gold coins are made by all mints (A-D-F-G-J). The date on the eagle side of the "Uhu" coin is a little misleading; that side - designed by Adelheid Fuss - is the same for all issues. So this coin will of course say 2018 instead of 2016. :)

Adelheid Fuss also designed the image side of the 2018 coin. Total mintage probably 200,000, so 40,000 per mint. Gold (Au 9999), 1/8 oz, milled edge.

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Re: Germany: 2018 Collector Coins
« Reply #2 on: April 27, 2017, 02:05:06 AM »
We know more designs now. :) In February 2018, the "Froschkönig" (Frog Prince) coin will be issued. That will be the seventh coin in the Grimm Brothers Fairy Tales series. This coin was designed by Anne Karen Hentschel. The edge inscription will be KÖNIGSTOCHTER JÜNGSTE MACH MIR AUF - the frog says that to the king's daughter when he wants her to let him in.

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Re: Germany: 2018 Collector Coins
« Reply #3 on: April 27, 2017, 02:07:52 AM »
The €100 gold coin from the Unesco Cultural Heritage series shows the palaces of Augustusburg and Falkenlust in Brühl, NW. It will be issued in October 2018. The designer is Bastian Prillwitz.

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Re: Germany: 2018 Collector Coins
« Reply #4 on: April 27, 2017, 02:16:36 AM »
The €5 coin from the Climate Zones series will in 2018 have an orange ring. The image side of this Subtropical Zone coin was designed by Patrick Niesel; the eagle side is the same for all issues in that series and was designed by Stefanie Radtke. Edge inscription will be KLIMAZONEN DER ERDE again. Should come in spring like this year's issue.

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Re: Germany: 2018 Collector Coins
« Reply #5 on: August 23, 2017, 07:10:51 PM »
Voilà, the "Rostock" coin design, by Anne Karen Hentschel. The piece will come in May 2018, in two versions as usual: Stempelglanz (BU, issued at face) 1.3 million, Spiegelglanz (PL, surcharged) 200,000.

What you see is an abstracted city view, featuring St. Peter's church, the city hall, and two city gates (Steintor, Kröpeliner Tor). The added lines refer to trade routes, and there are a few maritime elements (ships, lighthouse, seagulls) too. The edge inscription will be SIT INTRA TE CONCORDIA ET PUBLICA FELICITAS - something like "Within you(r walls) may there be harmony and public prosperity". That inscription is also part of the Steintor, see here. The coin will be minted in Hamburg (J).

Edit - larger image here.

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Re: Germany: 2018 Collector Coins
« Reply #6 on: August 23, 2017, 08:06:54 PM »
 :like:

Better than any of the others above. Not just a picture, but a story in which the city plays the leading role.

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Re: Germany: 2018 Collector Coins
« Reply #7 on: August 23, 2017, 11:51:23 PM »
Yes, the Rostock design I find interesting too. Alas Also, the federal government added a new coin - after this year's €50 gold piece with the Luther Rose, there will now (2018-2022) be a series of five gold coins with that denomination. They will all depict musical instruments.

The first one in that series will be dedicated to the Kontrabass (double bass). Designed by Erich Ott, to be minted by all mints, milled edge. Price to be determined later, but the German gold coins are all surcharged.

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Re: Germany: 2018 Collector Coins
« Reply #8 on: November 02, 2017, 12:29:10 AM »
The federal government just decided to increase the mintage of future €5 "Climate Zones" issues. Instead of 2 million (unc) plus 300,000 (proof), they will now - as from 2018 - make 3 million plus 400,000 coins. See the press release ...

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Germany: 2018 Collector Coins
« Reply #9 on: November 04, 2017, 05:09:37 PM »
The federal government just decided to increase the mintage of future €5 "Climate Zones" issues. Instead of 2 million (unc) plus 300,000 (proof), they will now - as from 2018 - make 3 million plus 400,000 coins. See the press release ...

Good to know that! That will at-least make the unc coins bit cheaper...

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Re: Germany: 2018 Collector Coins
« Reply #10 on: November 22, 2017, 07:14:01 PM »
Two more silver €20 coin designs. The first coin honors the architect and designer Peter Behrens; coin design by Anna Steinmann. The design shows Behrens with elements of his AEG Turbine Factory in Berlin.

Press release (German): http://www.bundesfinanzministerium.de/Content/DE/Pressemitteilungen/Briefmarken/2017/11/2017-11-22-pm30-gedenkmuenze-peter-behrens.html
German Wikipedia article: https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peter_Behrens (English see first post)

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« Reply #11 on: November 22, 2017, 07:22:49 PM »
While I am quite familiar with Behrens (apart from his works in Berlin, he also planned/designed quite a few buildings around here), Ernst Otto Fischer ... well, you can probably tell I am not really interested in chemistry. ;) Fischer was born in 1918, thus 100 years ago when the coin is issued, and won the Nobel Prize for Chemistry in 1973. The coin was designed by Katrin Pannicke and shows an abstracted Dibenzolchrom (de) or bis benzene chromium (en) model.

Press release (German): http://www.bundesfinanzministerium.de/Content/DE/Pressemitteilungen/Briefmarken/2017/11/2017-11-22-pm31-gedenkmuenze-ernst-otto-fischer.html
German Wikipedia article: https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ernst_Otto_Fischer (English see first post)

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Re: Germany: 2018 Collector Coins
« Reply #12 on: January 03, 2018, 01:37:34 AM »
Oh, I just noticed that I forgot the Gewandhaus-Orchester coin. Attached is the design, by Lucia Maria Hardegen. You see the hands of a conductor, one holding a baton, and the names of various composers below. The font used for the word "Gewandhaus Orchester" is the one from the orchestra's logo that Hellmuth Tschörtner created.

The edge inscription will be "RES SEVERA VERUM GAUDIUM". That is the motto of the orchestra: True pleasure is a serious affair. :)

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Re: Germany: 2018 Collector Coins
« Reply #13 on: January 03, 2018, 10:46:26 PM »
I find the Gewandhaus Orchester design easily the best of the lot. The hands recall music, but also the co-operative effort that is an orchestra, but the lettering makes the difference. The letters, forming the shape of a classical opera house seating area remind me of the public, the necessary ingredient and the purpose of the idea of an orchestra. The composers as the public would be judging of what the orchestra has crafted out of their work, which is exactly the role of a normal orchestra audience. In that very clever symbolism, the music takes centre stage and the orchestra finds its place as a conduit...

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Re: Germany: 2018 Collector Coins
« Reply #14 on: January 04, 2018, 01:26:46 PM »
Yes, that is an attractive design. My favorite is the Behrens coin, but admittedly that has something to do with finding architecture interesting, and with the fact that he designed a few prominent buildings around here too ...

As for the Gewandhaus design, the conductor's hand as the core element is a good idea. And the names might indeed represent the audience. What I do not really like is the "frosted" central part. On the eagle side it looks OK to me: You still have the country name, denomination etc. between that "disk" and the rim, so the two parts serve two different purposes. On the other side it almost goes to the rim, but not quite. Maybe the "empty" narrow polished part is supposed to be the orchestra pit? ;)

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