2021 german numismatic program

2021 german numismatic program

Last update 12/26/2020

The german Federal Ministry of Finance has created a new brand in the coins sector since January 31st 2020. The “German Mint” (MUNZE DEUTSCHLAND) is the official agency of the german Federal Government with exclusive responsibility for the initial distribution and marketing of German collector coins issued by the Federal Ministry of Finance.
Three famous  people act as representatives of the new brand, including german actress Esther SCHWEINS, presenting the 2020 coin with a polymer ring “Subpolar Zone”.

 

Esther SCHWEINS, presenting the 2020 €5 polymer “Subpolar Region”

 

GERMANY is also breaking new ground this year by publishing even earlier a first outline of its numismatic programme for the year 2021. This article will be updated in the course of MUNZE DEUTSCHLAND’s official communications.

 

2021 german numismatic program

 

 


 2021 €2 Regions of Germany – Saxony


 

Programme numismatique de l'Allemagne 2021

 


€5 bimetallic Earth’s climate zones – polar zone


 

Programme numismatique de l'Allemagne 2021

 

The federal government decided to mint a €5 collector coin “Polar Zone” with a purple plastic ring. It will be issued probably in September 2021.
This coin marks the end of the five-coin “Climatic Zones of the Earth” series, which was launched in 2017 and is very popular with collectors.
The 5 euro coin “Polar Zone” is composed of two different copper-nickel alloys and a translucent polymer ring.
The design of the obverse was created by the artist Natalie Tekampe Egenhofen. The reverse side was designed by Leipzig artist Stefanie Radtke.
The obverse shows the polar space from an underwater point of view with a largely submerged iceberg and a diving sea lion.

Weight: 9g

Diameter: 27,25mm

Conditions: Proof and BU.

Year Mark: 2021

Mint workshops:  “A” (Berlin), “D” (Munich), “F” (Stuttgart), “G” (Karlsruhe) ou “J” (Hambourg).

Edge lettering: “ZONES CLIMATIQUES DE LA TERRE”

 


10€ bimétallique “Dans l’air” – sur l’eau


 

Programme numismatique de l'Allemagne 2021

 

This coin will probably be issued in March 2021.

This piece is the third and final broadcast of the series “Luft bewegt” (“In the air”), which began in 2019 and focuses on young and dynamic sports where locomotion is exclusively by air or wind.

The 10 euro collector coin “On the water” consists of a copper-nickel core, a blue niobium-coated copper-nickel ring and a translucent plastic ring inserted between the two metal elements.

The design of the obverse is the work of the Munich artist Daniel Engelberg. The value side, which is identical for all the pieces in the series, was designed by the Berlin artist Andre Witting.

 

ANDRE WITTING NUMISMAG’s interview (clic here)

 

Programme numismatique de l'Allemagne 2021

Andre WITTING, german coin designer

 

The obverse depicts the essential aspects of modern windsurfing. The sails of the athletes surfing in the group are intertwined with the swell.

The composition in its weighting from right to left in the background emphasizes the speed on the water.

 

weight: 9,8g

Diameter: 28,75mm

Conditions: BU and proof

Year Mark: 2021

Mint workshops: “A” (Berlin), “D” (Munich), “F” (Stuttgart), “G” (Karlsruhe) ou “J” (Hambourg).

Edge: smooth and without any inscription

 


€20 commemorating the fiftieth anniversary of the TV show

“With the mouse” 


 

Programme numismatique de l'Allemagne 2021

The federal government will mint a €20 commemorative coin to mark the 50th anniversary of the TV show “mit der Maus” (Editor’s note: “With a mouse”). The coin will be issued in February 2021.

The first broadcast of the famous children’s program took place on March 7th 1971 on West German Radio.

The obverse side was designed by WDR mediagroup GmbH and the Berlin State Mint, while the reverse side is based on a drawing by the Berlin artist Andre Witting.

The mouse is the central point of the obverse. The drawing of the mouse is colorized.

 

Material: sterling silver (Ag 925/1000) – the indication “SILVER 925” is embossed.

Weight: 18g

Diameter: 32,5 mm

Conditions: BU and proof

Edge: smooth with intaglio inscription – “LAUGHTER AND FACTUAL  HISTORY”

 


€20 coin dedicated to Sophie SCHOLL


 

Programme numismatique de l'Allemagne 2021

A €20 coin will be struck to mark the 100th anniversary of Sophie Scholl (May 9, 1921 – February 22, 1943).

The coin will be issued in April 2021.

The coin pays tribute to the famous German resistance fighter against National Socialism.

The design of the coin is the work of the artist Olaf Stoy de Rabenau.

The coin’s obverse shows a portrait of Sophie Scholl, which makes her special personality visible. The outward appearance of the young woman already signals intellectual independence, clarity and wisdom, as well as the strength to respect her humanitarian principles even in the greatest danger of her life.

On the reverse of the coin are depicted an eagle, the words “BUNDESREPUBLIK DEUTSCHLAND”, the number and designation of the face value, the mint mark “D” of the Bavarian Mint, the year mark 2021 and the twelve European stars.

 

Material: sterling silver (Ag 925/1000) – the indication “SILVER 925” is embossed.

Weight: 18g

Diameter: 32,5 mm

Mint workshop: MUNICH – letter “D”

Conditions: BU and proof

NB: Coins of the high-gloss minting quality are put into circulation at their face value (20 euros).

Edge: smooth with the intaglio inscription – “THE MEANING OF GOOD AND EVIL”.

 


20€ Sebastian KNEIPP


 

Programme numismatique de l'Allemagne 2021

In 2021, the German government will mint a €20 collector coin to mark the 200th anniversary of the birth of Sebastian Kneipp (May 17, 1821 – June 17, 1897), a renowned hydrotherapist and naturopath.

This coin will be issued in May 2021.

The design of the coin is by the Hamburg artist Frantisek Chochola.

The obverse of the drawing shows a classical portrait of Sebastian Kneipp, juxtaposed with modern signs of the five elements of his naturopathic health concept.

 

Material: sterling silver (Ag 925/1000),the indication “SILVER 925” is embossed.

Weight: 18g

Diameter: 32,5mm

Conditions: BU and proof

NB: BU Coins minting quality are put into circulation at their face value (20 euros)

Mint workshop: Bade-Wurtemberg of Karlsruhe – letter G

Year Mark: 2021

Edge: smooth with the intaglio inscription – “NATURE IS THE BEST PHARMACY”

 

Sources: BVA, MUNZE DEUTSCHLAND and NUMISMAG.

 

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