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Offline chrisild

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So far Germany has only published plans for one €2 commem next year: the Lower Saxony coin from the German States series. However, there are rumors that the government wants to issue a second one, dedicated to the 25th anniversary of the opening of the German-German border and of the Berlin Wall on 9 Nov 1989.

One possible reason for the silence is that, even though we had federal elections on 22 September, the government in office is still the old one (the coalition negotiations are not quite over yet). So maybe the Finance Ministry is in slow motion mode as far as "minor" issues such as coins are concerned. ;)  Also, if such a coin was issued in the fall, we would still have almost a year between now and then ...

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DE 2014 (Rumor): Opening of Berlin Wall and German-German Border 1989
« Reply #1 on: December 10, 2013, 04:03:57 PM »
I think it's an excellent idea. It will make good pair with Vatican €2 issue with the same theme IMO. (Much less expensive though ;))

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Re: DE 2014 (Rumor): Opening of Berlin Wall and German-German Border 1989
« Reply #2 on: December 10, 2013, 07:21:16 PM »
At least a worthwhile event to commemorate. 
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Re: DE 2014 (Rumor): Opening of Berlin Wall and German-German Border 1989
« Reply #3 on: December 10, 2013, 09:27:40 PM »
So far Germany has commemorated the 3 Oct 1990 (when the GDR joined the Federal Republic, and Germany thus became one country) on collector coins - in 2000 and 2010. About as legitimate as "honoring" the 1989 events, with one difference: 3 Oct was a somewhat arbitrarily picked date; 9 Nov in the year before was not exactly on any government's schedule.

The Ninth of November is quite "multifaceted" in German history, but a coin that commemorates the 1989 events would make sense and be interesting in my opinion. In a German coin forum somebody pointed at the Numismatic Office's folder for 2014 (draft version here). The looks of the regular €2 coin are known of course, and we also know the design of the Lower Saxony piece ... now why are there two pink or red spots where the two coins should be? ;D

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