2019 Germania 1 oz Gold Round Proof
Germania Mint is once again demonstrating their production excellence with the introduction of this companion Gold Proof edition to their earlier 2019 1 oz Germania Silver Proof. The mint has literally taken the world by storm with the multiple editions of this fresh new design! BOLD joins Germania Mint in their excitement with the release of this absolutely magnificent 2019 Germania 1 oz Gold Round Proof.
The impeccable brilliance and detail of this 2019 Germania 1 oz Gold Round Proof edition will certainly satisfy your desire for a balance of beauty and elegance. Each round comes in a mint-capsule, and housed in a remarkably beautiful storage box bearing Germania Mint’s golden hallmark, as well as a CoA.
Germania: Brave, Beautiful Defender
The obverse features Germania, personified in the classic form of a brave, beautiful woman. She is portrayed standing strong, prepared to defend the realm. Her pose is truly magnificent! She is clothed in a stylish flowing full-gown, with her long hair being tossed in the wind. Germania proudly raises her head high, yet with a graceful poise as her gaze remains fixed out to her right. A laurel wreath rests upon her head, symbolic both of heroism and victory.
She holds a shield in her right arm, emblazoned with the Bicephalous Eagle, a symbol rich in ancient Germanic history. In her left hand she wields the Reichsschwert (Imperial sword), of which there is no doubt, she is ready to put to good use.
The Obverse of this Gold Proof edition presents the same highly-polished, brilliant luster as the Silver Proof, making it a perfect companion. Inscriptions include “GERMANIA . 2019 . 1 OZ . 999.9 FINE GOLD.” and are displayed within a narrow band encircling the rim.
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.”
Adding further distinction to the eagle’s image, framed on either side is a nicely detailed laurel wreath. The inscriptions include “100 MARK” at the top rim, and “GERMANIA” at the bottom. It should be noted that the “100 MARK” is symbolic only, and does not denote the silver round as having any actual face value as legal tender. As with the obverse, the reverse is strikingly-brilliant with a highly-polished luster.
This 2019 Germania 1 oz Gold Round Proof release is certain to be an extremely popular complement to the Silver Proof edition. The distinctiveness of this gold round’s design is sure to be a highly valued addition to your collection!With an extremely low mintage of only 100 (edge-numbered) and the painstaking attention to detail and quality, there is little doubt they will sell out quickly!
- 2019 Germania 1 oz Gold Round Proof.
- Contains: 1 Troy oz of 999.9 fine gold.
- Extremely low mintage of 100 (edge-numbered) with CoA!
- Obverse: Displays Germania, personified in the classic form of a brave, beautiful woman. She is portrayed standing strong, prepared to defend the realm. “GERMANIA . 2019 . 1 OZ . 9999 FINE GOLD.” is inscribed.
- Reverse: Features the figure of the Bicephalous Eagle, an image of a two-headed eagle that reaches deep into ancient history. Inscriptions include “100 MARK” at the top and “GERMANIA” at the bottom.
- Exquisite brilliance and detail.
- Packaging: Includes an attractive storage box bearing Germania Mint’s golden hallmark.
- Gold Round ‑ not legal tender.
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 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.“