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Re: Germany: 2019 Collector Coins
« Reply #15 on: December 20, 2018, 03:51:08 PM »
Very interesting. Do you know if they are using the Canadian RCM colour patent? Or perhaps the RAM ?

Just checked the latest issue (1/2019) of Münzenmagazin, and the editorial merely mentions the Australian Sydney Olympics from the 1990s as a "breakthrough" for colored coins. The article about the coin briefly says something about the history of coloring, and mentions the Canadian Mint (2004) in that context but also several European mints. And it refers to the experience that the Berlin Mint (which will produce this coin) has with colored medals. So I guess that they have their own way ...

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Re: Germany: 2019 Collector Coins
« Reply #16 on: January 25, 2019, 07:03:52 PM »
Here is the design of the 2019 coin from the Unesco World Heritage series, featuring the cathedral in Speyer (in Rhineland Palatinate, added in 1981). See the link in the initial post for more info about the church. This coin was designed by Bodo Broschat from Berlin. It shows the cathedral from outside in the upper part, and its huge crypt at the bottom.

Not sure why this is the last coin in that €100 series, but that is what the federal government decided last year. Speyer included, there are 16 coins* but more than 40 World Heritage sites in Germany. Oh well ...

(* Germany consists of 16 states, but in this case some states "have" more than one coin in that series while others have none. So "all states are done" was not a criterion here. ;) )

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Re: Germany: 2019 Collector Coins
« Reply #17 on: January 25, 2019, 08:12:14 PM »
Maybe demand did not meet expectations?

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Re: Germany: 2019 Collector Coins
« Reply #18 on: January 25, 2019, 11:23:29 PM »
That has not kept the government from issuing them in the past few years. ;)

The mintages of those Unesco €100 gold coins have dropped from 400,000 in the first years to 200,000 (in 2014). Then the figures went down further, with the exception of 2017/Reformation Anniversary:
2015: 163,000 / 2016: 147,000 / 2017: 158,000 / 2018: 135,500

Well, the designs I usually find attractive, but those €100 gold coins are half ounce pieces. Maybe a tad expensive for some? Anyway, mintages of the Austrian €50 gold coins have also gone down. No reason to stop issuing them though ...

So maybe the German government plans a new €100 series as from 2020. Will keep you posted.

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Re: Germany: 2019 Collector Coins
« Reply #19 on: March 25, 2019, 11:08:59 AM »
The German Numismatic Office (VfS) has just published more details about the gold coins to be issued this year. For the first two (€20, €50) we now also know the prices. All gold coins will be made by all five mints (A, D, F, G, J). The €20 and €50 coins can be pre-ordered from the VfS between 4 April and 16 May.

€20 (Domestic Birds series)
Date of issue: 19 June
Price: 194.86 euro
Weight: 3.89 g (Au 999.9)
Diameter: 17.5 mm
Mintage: 175,000 max
Design: Bodo Broschat (instrument side), Adelheid Fuss (eagle side of the entire series*)
Edge: milled

€50 (Musical Instruments series)
Date of issue: 20 August
Price: 339.87 euro
Weight: 7.78 g (Au 999.9)
Diameter: 22.0 mm
Mintage: 150,000 max
Design: Erich Ott
Edge: milled

€100 (Unesco World Heritage series)
Date of issue: 1 October
Price: (tba)
Weight: 15.55 g (Au 999.9)
Diameter: 28.0 mm
Mintage: 175,000 max
Design: Bodo Broschat
Edge: milled

(* That is also why, in the attached image, the eagle side is dated 2016. This year's coin will of course have the 2019 date ...)

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Germany: 2019 Collector Coins
« Reply #20 on: April 20, 2019, 09:54:01 AM »
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€10 "Air" Series
Next year a new series called "Luft bewegt" (air moves, with the second word being a verb) will start. Three issues, one per year, are planned. Similarly to the €5 coins, they will be made from two different Cu-Ni alloys with a plastic ring - transparent this time - in between. The first issue, scheduled for April 2019, has the motto "In the air". - DI: 4 April

Christian,

Can you confirm if the 5 coins from the 5 mints have the different shade of polymer ring, just like the €5 coins? Or is the color same for all?

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Re: Germany: 2019 Collector Coins
« Reply #21 on: April 20, 2019, 02:28:17 PM »
Have not received mine so far, but according to the Numismatic Office transparent means just that, not various grades of transparency. :)  So the appearance should, apart from the mintmark, be the same for each mint. Have not read anything different from those who already have their coins ...

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« Reply #22 on: April 20, 2019, 03:53:05 PM »
Have not received mine so far, but according to the Numismatic Office transparent means just that, not various grades of transparency. :)  So the appearance should, apart from the mintmark, be the same for each mint. Have not read anything different from those who already have their coins ...

Thanks Christian, that sounds good. :) Just a single coin from any of the mint will do for me...(the unc set of 5 costs anywhere between €70-€80)

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Re: Germany: 2019 Collector Coins
« Reply #23 on: April 20, 2019, 08:08:51 PM »
€10:
At the moment, I have four out of five mint-marks in my collection.
The polymer ring is the same for all the four mints. I am sure the fifth (mint-mark ''D'') will be the same.

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« Reply #24 on: April 21, 2019, 08:14:30 AM »
€10:
At the moment, I have four out of five mint-marks in my collection.
The polymer ring is the same for all the four mints. I am sure the fifth (mint-mark ''D'') will be the same.

That's excellent news for me, thanks for the confirmation! :)

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