2019 Germania 1 oz Silver Round Proof
Germania Mint has made quite an introduction of their design and production excellence with the stunning first release, the 2019 Germania 1 oz Silver Round. The initial offering of the BU edition literally took the world by storm! BOLD joins Germania Mint in their excitement with the release of the absolutely magnificent Proof edition.
The impeccable brilliance and detail of this 2019 1 oz Silver Germania Proof edition will certainly satisfy your desire for a balance of beauty and elegance. Each coin comes in an attractive black storage box bearing Germania Mint’s golden hallmark. The distinctiveness of this silver round’s design is sure to be a highly valued addition to your collection!
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 Proof edition is distinguished from the inaugural BU release by the highly-polished, brilliant luster, including the background field. Whereas the BU edition is filled with a distinctive guilloche pattern. Inscriptions “GERMANIA . 2019 . 1 OZ . 9999 FINE SILVER.” 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 “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. As with the obverse, the reverse is strikingly-brilliant with a highly-polished luster.
This 2019 Germania 1 oz Silver Round Proof edition is certain to be an extremely popular complement to the BU edition. With an extremely low mintage of only 1,000 (edge-numbered) and the painstaking attention to detail and quality, there is little doubt they will sell out quickly!
- 2019 Germania 1 oz Silver Round Proof.
- Contains: 1 Troy oz of .9999 fine silver.
- Extremely low mintage of 1,000 (edge-numbered)!
- 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 SILVER.” is inscribed.
- Reverse: Features the figure of the Bicephalous Eagle, an image of a two-headed eagle that reaches deep into ancient history. “5 MARK” at the top and “GERMANIA” at the bottom are both inscribed on this side.
- Exquisite brilliance and detail.
- Packaging: Includes an attractive black storage box bearing Germania Mint’s golden hallmark.
- Silver 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.“