The 49th edition of the World Money Fair hosted in Berlin brings a sleek and limited offering from Germania Mint. Presented in a special, exclusive packaging for the World Money Fair, Germania Mint ensures your favourites are presented like never before. Apart from the WMF logo, each package is certifiably numbered and limited to 500 world wide.
“Germania” is the Latin term for Germany, from which the name “Germany” is used in English language today. Due to the connection with patriotic feelings, this word was present mainly in German literature and poetry. In ancient times the area inhabited by Germans east of the Rhine and north of the Danube rivers was called Germania. At that time its first personifications on coins and reliefs appeared, depicting a brave woman – the guardian of the nation.
Germania as a personification presents a beautiful woman with long, flowing hair, dressed in a wind-blown dress, with a victory symbolizing laurel wreath on her head. The Amazon wields an imperial sword (Reichsschwert) and a medieval shield with the image of a two-headed eagle, which is also the main motif of the coin’s reverse.
The two-headed eagle is a symbol appearing in Roman mythology associated with Janus – the god of all origins, guardian of doors, gates, passages and bridges, the patron of allied agreements and arrangements. Heads facing the opposite symbolize the past and the future. The lightning bolts held in the claws of an eagle are a divine attribute, symbolizing strength and the power of creation and destruction.
Each coin is presented in specially designed packaging exclusively for the 2020 Berlin World Money Fair.
|Precious Metal Content||(Troy oz)||1.000|
|Monetary Denomination||(DEM)||5 Mark|
|Mintage||500 from a maximum of 25,000|
Images are for illustration purposes only.
Images are not indicative of what serial number you will receive. The serial number you receive will be at random.