2020 Germania Allegories Italia 5 Mark 1 oz Silver BU
The Allegories of Germania Mint introduce a very intriguing collection of the legendary female personifications of prominent historical lands and nations. In each example Lady Germania meets with her counterpart representing another nation in “symbolic circumstances.” On the inaugural release, the brave and beautiful Lady Germania was shown meeting with the guardian of Great Britain, Lady Britannia. That introduction of the Allegories series was received with high praise for both design and production excellence. The second Allegories release featured Lady Columbia, representing the United States. This third release continues the intriguing series theme with this 2020 Germania Allegories Italia 5 Mark 1 oz Silver BU, introducing Italia, feminine guardian of Italy.
Brave, Powerful Feminine Touch
The obverse portrays a wonderfully stunning representation of two powerful guardians. Italia and Germania meet together in the friendship between cultures. As noted by the mint,
“The personification of Italy is depicted as a young woman with long, curly hair and pleated dress highlighting her femininity. A crown with mural-like towers resting on her head, represents an emblem of tutelary deities who watch over a city. The Horn of Plenty by her side symbolizes prosperity and wealth. Like in previous Allegories designs, Lady Italia is accompanied by our, well known, personification of Germania. Women are standing close to each other with Germania’s hand on Italia’s shoulder – a symbol of friendship between cultures.”
The background is filled with a distinctive guilloche pattern that really makes Italia and Germania prominently stand out. Inscriptions “ALLEGORIES . 1 OZ . 999.9 FINE SILVER” are displayed within a narrow band encircling the rim. An attractive texture fills the band.
Interpretive Germania Coat of Arms
The reverse of this 2020 Germania Allegories Italia 5 Mark 1 oz Silver BU offering displays Germania Mint’s interpretation of what would best represent the moral principles and noble values of the historical land of Germania. Germania, as such, never became a country with its own coat of arms. The design is both highly representative of these values, and absolutely gorgeous!
Quoting from the Mint’s own descriptive text,
“The crowned shield has been divided into four parts, from which each has a traditional meaning, precisely defined by heraldry. In the top left corner of the crest there is the Germania Mint’s Bicephalous eagle ‑ a Roman mythology symbol associated with Janus, the god of all origins, guardian of doors, gates, passages and bridges, the patron of contracts and alliances. Heads facing the opposite symbolize the past and the future.
Right upper corner is decorated with a check pattern that refers to wisdom and prudence ‑ every good sovereign should be distinguished by these character traits. On the left bottom corner of the shield there are three flowers on a gold ribbon. They hide three values determining a strong and independent nation ‑ unity, integrity and freedom. On the right bottom corner of the crest a wild boar appears ‑ a very popular and respectful animal in Roman Empire, which is a symbol of mightiness and power.”
A fine beaded-border tightly encircles the rim, and the background has a very nicely-textured pattern. Inscriptions include “GERMANIA . 2020 . 5 MARK.”
This highly anticipated and beautifully stunning third release of the new Germania Allegories series has a very limited mintage of only 25,000 for worldwide distribution. This is not a offering you want to miss. Please be quick to reserve your desired quantity!
- 2020 Germania Allegories Italia 5 Mark 1 oz Silver BU.
- Limited mintage of only 25,000 for global distribution!
- Contains: 1 Troy oz of 999.9 fine silver.
- Third release of an intriguing new series, “The Allegories” by Germania Mint.
- Obverse: Displays Lady Germania, personified in the classic form of a brave, beautiful woman. She meets with Lady Italia in friendship between the two cultures.
- Reverse: Features an exclusive design prepared by Germania Mint to represent the moral principles and noble values that encompassed the historical land of Germania. This will be common to the series.
- Packaging: Singles ship in mint capsules with COA.
- Denomination: 5 Germania Mark.
- Silver Round ‑ not legal tender.
- The Allegories series coins are created in one diameter of 38.61mm and four different weights & heights, in the range from 3 mm for 1 oz to 25.85 mm for 10 oz coin.
Allegories Series Introduction
Allegories raise the question as to why many ancient lands and nations, (particularly in the West), have both feminine names and female personifications as their legendary guardians. Perhaps, this could be explained in the allegorical sense of identifying the “homeland” with the actual home and family in which they were raised under maternal care and protection.
As the mint stated it, “Treating the country as a metaphor of home and family, nations have always identified their countries with maternal protection, which provided them with a sense of security and community. Wishing to pay a tribute to them, we created a series of coins called ‘The Allegories’, with which we want to celebrate the extraordinary figures of ‘mothers of nations’, that for centuries have encouraged people in the hardest moments of human history.”
It is out of this sense that the Allegories of Germania Mint were born. This series promises to be quite fascinating and this third release 2020 Germania Allegories Italia 5 Mark 1 oz Silver BU is a remarkably fine addition! Depicting the feminine guardian of Germania and her counterpart of second powerful nation meeting together, there is the expectation that the two could walk together towards a brighter future for both.