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Germany: 2019 Collector Coins
« on: December 14, 2017, 11:35:48 PM »
In 2019 Germany will probably issue ten collector coins. There will be two pieces with polymer rings, five silver and three gold coins.
(DI = Date of issue)

€5 Climate Zones of the Earth
The 2019 coin in that series will be dedicated to the Moderate Zone; the polymer ring will have a green color. Or rather five different shades of green, one for each mint. - DI: 26 September
The regular (unc) version can be had at face as usual; the proof version will be surcharged.

€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
The regular (unc) version can be had at face as usual; the proof version will be surcharged.

Silver Coins
* Grimm Brothers Fairy Tales: Das tapfere Schneiderlein (The Brave Little Tailor) - DI: 16 May
* 100 years of equal voting rights for men and women (Frauenwahlrecht) - Note: Women's suffrage was introduced after the revolution in November 1918, but first "practiced" in January 1919. - DI: 17 January
* 100th anniversary of the Weimar Constitution of July/August 1919 - DI: 8 August
* 100th anniversary of the Bauhaus - Note: In 2004 Germany issued a €10 coin dedicated to the Bauhaus Dessau; the Bauhaus was founded in Weimar and, in 1925, moved to Dessau. More about the jubilee in 2019 here. - DI: 14 March
* Alexander von Humboldt born 250 years ago - Note: In 1967 the Federal Republic issued a 5 DM coin honoring Wilhelm von Humboldt (born 200 years ago then) and also his brother Alexander, born ... 198 years ago then. :) So now Alex gets his actual anniversary coin. - DI: 5 September
These five will all be €20 coins (Ag 925), issued at face (unc). The proof version will be surcharged. Each coin issue will be made by one mint only.

Gold Coins
* €20 Domestic Birds: Wanderfalke (Peregrine Falcon) - DI: 19 June
* €50 Musical Instruments: Hammerflügel (Fortepiano) - DI: 20 August
* €100 Unesco World Heritage: Dom zu Speyer (Speyer Cathedral) - DI: 1 October (This will be the last coin in that series.)
These gold (Au999) coins cannot be had at face. They will be made by all five mints.

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Re: Germany: 2019 Collector Coins
« Reply #1 on: April 18, 2018, 05:09:05 PM »
This is the design of the "Tapferes Schneiderlein" coin, from the Fairy Tales series. The coin, designed by Marianne Dietz, will be minted in Karlsruhe (G) and issued in January 2019. You can see the tailor, with the flies at the bottom - also note the "7" on his belt - and a castle in the background, symbolizing the kingdom that he gets, along with the king's daughter. :)

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Re: Germany: 2019 Collector Coins
« Reply #2 on: April 19, 2018, 01:03:38 AM »
The gold coin from the Musical Instruments series will be a quarter ounce gold (Au 9999) piece again. Design by Erich Ott, who also designed the eagle side for all pieces in that series.

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Re: Germany: 2019 Collector Coins
« Reply #3 on: June 13, 2018, 07:07:08 PM »
Here is the design of the first "Air" coin - you see a glider in the mountains. The piece was designed by Natalie Tekampe (image side) and Andre Witting (eagle side). The side with the eagle will be the same for all issues (2019, 2020, 2021).

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Re: Germany: 2019 Collector Coins
« Reply #4 on: July 12, 2018, 07:20:14 PM »
Here we have the design of the Frauenwahlrecht €20 coin. The piece was designed by Anne Karen Hentschel. Technical data are the same as usual: silver (Ag 925), weight 18 g, diameter 32.5 mm.

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Re: Germany: 2019 Collector Coins
« Reply #5 on: July 12, 2018, 07:21:58 PM »
And the Bauhaus anniversary coin, designed by Bastian Prillwitz ...

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Re: Germany: 2019 Collector Coins
« Reply #6 on: July 12, 2018, 09:44:43 PM »
FWIW, I much like the Frauenwahlrecht coin's subtlety. It isn't until you study the coin that you realise that some woman wear clothes of the 1920s (the hats give them away), while others are in later fashion clothes (baggy trousers, boots.) There's a notion of solidarity, time, but also of feminine character that is not pushed on the viewer. Maybe it wasn't the designer's intention, but I can also construe a message "the struggle isn't over yet" from the banners and the marching movement.

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Re: Germany: 2019 Collector Coins
« Reply #7 on: July 13, 2018, 03:04:08 PM »
May well be so - the motto on the coin (which is not the "100th anniversary" but "100 years") makes that plausible. Some of Hentschel's coins I like, e.g. her Leipzig (2015) and Rostock (2018) designs. The Frog Prince, also from this year, meh. ;)  This new design suggests quite a bit of depth or relief; hope the final coin will look like that too.

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Re: Germany: 2019 Collector Coins
« Reply #8 on: September 04, 2018, 06:12:38 PM »
This will be next year's €5 coin. The theme side was designed by Peter Lasch. (Stefanie Radtke designed the eagle side for the entire series.) Interesting side note:

The German term for "Moderate Zone" is "Gemäßigte Zone". See the s-sharp in the first word? That indicates the preceding vowel ä is long (pronunciation). Now the ß can never be at the beginning of a word, so for a long time there was no need for an uppercase equivalent.

But sometimes people use all caps, in headlines, passports, etc.  So a while ago we got, in addition to the lowercase ß - the uppercase ẞ character. However, the inscription on this coin uses the older GEMÄSSIGTE instead of GEMÄẞIGTE. :)

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Germany: 2019 Collector Coins
« Reply #9 on: September 08, 2018, 08:03:37 AM »
The green color is good, but it's too dark IMO. May be the actual coin will have a lighter shade?

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Re: Germany: 2019 Collector Coins
« Reply #10 on: September 08, 2018, 08:13:16 AM »
The green color is good, but it's too dark IMO. May be the actual coin will have a lighter shade?

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As there are five German mints which means five different shades of green will be coming (I highly doubt they will change that) I expect a variety from light to dark shades. It should be easier with green than orange this year.