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Thursday, 28 June 2018

754) In The Air ("In Der Luft"): A 10 Euro Coin: The first "Tri-material" Coin in the Series titled "Air Moves" - with an outer ring, inner core and an embossable polymer ring: Innovative coin to be issued by the Federal Republic of Germany in April 2019:

754) In The Air ("In Der Luft"): A 10 Euro Coin: The first "Tri-material" Coin in the Series titled "Air Moves" - with an outer ring, inner core and an embossable polymer ring: Innovative coin to be issued by the Federal Republic of Germany in April 2019:

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The Federal Government of Germany has announced that it will be releasing a 10 Euro Collector's coin titled "In the Air" being minted with a colourless plastic ring in April 2019.

This coin would mark the beginning of a three-part series titled "Luft Bewegt" (meaning "Air Moves") in which one coin will be released every year from 2019 to 2021.

This announcement follows the runaway success/popularity of the 5 Euro Coin titled "Blue Planet" (2016) and the five coin Series titled" Climate Zones of the Earth", of which two coins out of five have been issued so far. (The Series will continue from 2017 to 2021).

The 10 Euro Coin "In the Air" will consist of two different copper-nickel alloys and a translucent plastic ring.

As with the earlier "tri-material" coins, this 10 Euro Polymer Coin will have three components - outer/external metallic ring, an inner metallic core and an embossable colourless polymer/plastic ring.


The Obverse and Reverse of the "In Der Luft"("In the Air") Coin

The colourless ring is partially translucent and is permeable to light. The ring has been inserted between the metal components and forms a permanent bond. 

Polymer ring is a serious Counterfeiting Security Device:

The polymer ring not only serves as a special effect feature but also acts as a serious counterfeiting security device that was "invented" by the State Mint of Baden-Wuerttemburg and the Bavarian Central Mint.

The two mints used the polymer ring in 2016 in the  5 Euro coin titled "Planet  Earth" which won the prestigious Coin of the Year (COTY) Award - 2018, bringing Germany back onto the numismatic landscape after decades of a conservative coin emission policy.


The Obverse of the 10 Euro Coin will show a para-glider, framed by the translucent polymer ring, in the midst of a mountainous landscape. While the rings in the "Climate Zone Coin Series" are of different colours, the ring in the new 10 Euro coins will be transparent and translucent to depict the "air" topic of the Coin Series.


The Reverse of the 10 Euro Coin will be the same for 2018, 2019 and 2020 Reverse faces. It shows a German Eagle ("Bundesadler") in the upper half of the coin. Below it is the denomination of the coin "10 EURO" the country name "BUNDESREPUBLIK" (in German) on the upper periphery and "DEUTSCHLAND" (in German) on the lower periphery. 

The 12 stars of the European Union (EU) six in the upper half and six in the lower half of the coin, representing the countries which had initially joined the EU and the year of issue "2019" will also be depicted.

The coin will be legal tender in the Federal Republic of Germany.

The specifications of this coin are: 

Year of issue: 2019; Denomination: 10 Euro; Weight: 9.7 grams; Metal Composition: Copper, Nickel, Polymer;  Coin Quality: Proof and Brilliant Uncirculated; Minted By and Mint Mark: Berlin (A), Munich (D), Stuttgart (F), Karlsruhe (G),Hamburg (J). While the rings of the Climate Zone series are of different colours, the rings in the "Air Moves" coin series will be transparent and translucent to depict the "air" topic of the Coin Series; Obverse Designer: Natalie Tekampe; Reverse Designer: Andre Wittling.




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