Beauty is the theme of Germany’s first €10 coin in 2015.
announcement was made June 4 by the Bundesministerium der Finanzen
(the German Federal Ministry of Finance). The coin will be issued in
February, according to the announcement.
Sleeping Beauty coin will be the fourth in a six-year series (that
began in 2012) focusing on Grimms' Fairy Tales.
Dietz designed the coin, which will show Sleeping Beauty asleep in a
chair, thorny rose stems on either side of the scene.
reverse shows a version of the federal eagle, the face value and the D
Mint mark of the Bavarian mint in Munich. The 12 stars of the European
Union also appear with the year date.
edge lettering translates to A HUNDRED YEARS DEEP SLEEP.
will issue two versions, as it has for all €10 coins since May of
2011, when the price of silver forced Germany’s Mints to raise the
price of the €10 coin in silver, as well as issue a copper-nickel
version for sale at face value. That move came months after the weight
and fineness of the silver coins were reduced.
Proof .625 fine silver €10 coins weigh 16 grams, and the Uncirculated
copper-nickel coin weighs 14 grams.
annual commemorative coin programs generally feature five €10 coin
designs in a series, with a different design struck at each of the
nation’s five mints and issued at the rate of one design per year.
2015 Grimms' Fairy Tales coin follows the release of a Hansel and
Gretel coin this year, and a Snow White coin in 2013. The coin that
began the series in 2012 celebrated the birth bicentennial of the
subjects of the program are not yet disclosed.