„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.
Obverse: The silhouette of the feminine personification of Germania on the 2020 coin is depicted in a dignified pose with a windblown cape. Lady Germania is accompanied by the two-headed eagle – a symbol from Germanic mythology, associated with Janus, the god of all origins, guardian of doors, gates, passages and bridges, the patron of contracts and alliances. The eagle’s heads facing the opposite symbolize the past and the future.
Reverse: The reverse of the 2020 coin was refreshed, while the largest changes in enrichment of details concern the eagle.
The precision of the workmanship highlights the uniqueness of this coin. Germania 2020 proof Limited mintage worldwide of 1000 coins.
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