„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: Lady Germania, in a daring pose on the bow of a sailing vessel, appears to be leading her people on a journey into broad waters. Traditionally, crowned with a laurel wreath, she is clad in her armor and falling cloth. In her hands she wields the imperial sword Reichsschwert and a flag fluttering in the wind.
Reverse: The reverse of the 2021 coin remains unchanged, presenting the Germania Mint effigy with a two-headed eagle holding lightning bolts, surrounded by olive branches. The eagle is a symbol from Germanic mythology, associated with Janus – the god of all origins, guardian of gates and bridges, the patron of alliances. The eagle’s heads facing the opposite symbolize the past and the future.
Germania 2021 Proof limited edition worldwide of 1000 coins.
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