Germania 2019 5 Mark GERMANIA Iron Cross 1 Oz
"Germania" is the Latin term for Germany, from which the name "Germany" is used in English language today. 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.
Germania as a personification presents a beautiful woman with long, flowing hair, dressed in a wind-blown dress, with a victory symbolising laurel wreath on her head. The Amazon wields an imperial sword (Reichsschwert) and a medieval shield with the image of a two-headed eagle, which is also the main motif of the coin's reverse.
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 symbolise 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.
Mint Mark: Germania Mint
Face Value: 5 Mark
Weight: 1 oz (31.10 g)
Diameter: 38.61 mm
Mintage: 500 pcs
Finish: ruthenium, numbering
Presentation case: YES
- 5 Mark
- Year/Period and Variation
- 2019 Germania Iron Cross - 1 Oz
- Precious metal
- Uncirculated (not released for circulation)