2020 Germania Releases Proves Two Heads Are Better Than One
There’s something unique about the German spirit. As one historian described it, “The German is a bicephalous Janus; with one head he dreams and poetizes while with the other he thinks and executes.” It’s no wonder then that for centuries a two-headed bicephalous eagle has symbolized Germany and appeared on its coins.
In 2020, that mythological bird returned to assume a role of high honor for the second year of Germany’s popular Germania Series. Struck in a full troy ounce of highly-pure 99.99% fine silver, the bicephalous eagle is depicted with its wings spread and talons extended while Germania, the female personification of Germany, extends her arm as a landing spot for the bird. The eagle’s heads face in opposite directions. One head is looking back on the past while the other head fixes its gaze on the future. Meanwhile, Germania is shown as a beautiful vibrant young woman striding forward with purpose and determination.
It’s a magnificent image that is further enhanced by the Germania’s Mint Coat of Arms that graces the medal’s reverse. Once again Germany’s iconic double-headed eagle appears with the immortal effigy shown clutching notched bolts and flanked with laurel sprigs. The intricate design patterns within the fields only adds to the piece’s already eye-pleasing appeal.
These silver rounds come in gleaming Gem Brilliant Uncirculated (BU) condition, meaning they are as crisp and fresh as the day they left the mint. Since just 25,000 of these immaculate one-ounce silver rounds will be struck for worldwide release, however, the time to bring 2020’s Germania home to your collection is now!
PROUD REPRESENTATION OF THE GERMAN SPIRIT – Germania, the female personification of Germany is represented on this silver round holding her arm out for a two-headed bicephalous eagle. The 2020 year date and silver weight and purity are also displayed. The obverse feature’s the bicephalous eagle and a ceremonial 5-Mark denomination — an aesthetic design element as this round is not legal tender.
STRUCK IN HIGHLY-PURE SILVER – Your 2020 Germany Silver Germania was struck in a full ounce of highly-pure 99.99% fine silver and measures 38.61 mm in diameter.
GORGEOUS BRILLIANT UNCIRCULATED CONDITION – Your 2020 Germany One-Ounce Silver Germania comes in Brilliant Uncirculated (BU) condition, exactly as it left the mint.
LOW LIMITED EDITION – The maximum worldwide edition limit for the 2020 One-Ounce Silver Germania has been set at just 25,000.
Germania has been the female personification of Germany since the mid-1800s. No longer the robust matronly image of two centuries ago, however, THIS Germania is a younger new-age warrior princess who won’t back down from anyone. She—and her two-headed eagle companion on the 2020 release — will make an awesome addition to any collection!