2020 Germania 5 Mark Silver Round BU (2020 WMF Edition)
The 49th edition of the World Money Fair in 2020 is approaching. Once again, the biggest mints and numismatic companies from all over the world will visit Berlin. Germania Mint will also participate in this event.
In association with this event, Germania Mint has produced special 2020 WMF blisterpack editions of five of their stellar offerings. Beautifully designed, and including the WMF logo, each special package is also sequentially numbered. The 2020 WMF editions have been limited to 500 pieces. The distinctiveness of this event and the extremely limited special packaging is sure to be a highly valued addition to your collection!
Building upon a year of releasing some of the most strikingly unique and integrated themes, Germania Mint returns for the unveiling of the second edition of their stunning Germania offering. Introducing the 2020 Germania 5 Mark Silver Round BU!
Germania ‑ Brave, Beautiful Defender
Germania is recognized to be the Latin term for Germany, which was very early used by the Romans to distinguish the area in north central Europe of which the Germanic peoples mostly populated.
As the Germania Mint notes: “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.”
The obverse features Germania, personified in the classic form of a brave, beautiful woman. She is portrayed standing strong, proud, and dignified. Her pose is truly magnificent! A laurel wreath rests upon her head, symbolic both of heroism and victory. A bicephalous eagle is depicted swooping down to perch upon the leather strap on her extended left arm, while her full cape is flowing behind her in the breeze. The overall scene absolutely striking!
The background is filled with a distinctive guilloche pattern that really makes Germania prominently stand out. Inscriptions “GERMANIA . 2020 . 1 oz . 999.9 FINE SILVER.” are displayed within a narrow band encircling the rim. An attractive texture fills the band.
The Ancient Bicephalous Eagle
The Reverse boldly features the figure of the Bicephalous Eagle, an image of a two-headed eagle that reaches deep into ancient history. Although most historians trace the image’s origin back to the ancient Hittites, it has been adopted throughout history by mythology, heraldry, religious groups, and various countries. As noted by the Mint: “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.”
This 2020 release features significant enhancements to the fineness of the detail of the eagle’s bold image. Adding further distinction, framed on either side of the eagle is a nicely detailed laurel wreath. The inscriptions include “5 MARK” at the top rim, and “GERMANIA” at the bottom. It should be noted that the “5 MARK” is symbolic only, and does not denote the silver round as having any actual face value as legal tender. The entire background is filled with the same texture as displayed within the obverse rim-band.
- 2020 Germania 5 Mark Silver Round BU (2020 WMF Edition).
- Extremely limited special event packaging of only 500 pieces!
- Contains: 1 Troy oz of .9999 fine silver.
- Second annual release.
- Obverse: Displays Germania, personified in the classic form of a brave, beautiful woman. She stands strong, proud, and dignified. A bicephalous eagle is depicted swooping down to perch upon the leather strap on her extended left arm. Inscriptions include “GERMANIA 2020 . 1 oz 999.9 FINE SILVER.”
- Reverse: Features the figure of the Bicephalous Eagle, an image of a two-headed eagle that reaches deep into ancient history. Inscriptions include “5 MARK . GERMANIA.”
- Individual coins are encapsulated in distinctively designed, individually numbered 2020 WMF Edition blisterpacks.
- Silver Round ‑ not legal tender.