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5 euros coin 2019 Germany – Temperate climate zone


UNC 5 euros coin.
Mintage: 2 000 000 pieces
Date of issue: 2019


The German government has decided to mint a €5 collectors’ coin “Temperate climate zone” with a green polymer ring, which is scheduled to be issued in September 2019. This coin is the third in the five-part “Climate zones of the Earth” series, which began in 2017, with one coin to be issued per year up to 2021.

The obverse side of the coin was designed by artist Peter Lasch from Berlin. The reverse side design, which features on all of the coins in this series, was created by artist Stefanie Radtke from Leipzig.

The obverse side features a striking portrayal of the cultural landscapes that are particularly representative of the temperate zone, illustrated by the stylised farmland and forest edge. The European hare shown in the centre of the image is a common sight in the open landscapes of the temperate zone. The change of seasons typical of this type of climate is embodied by the autumnal oak branch. The silhouette depicts the mixed deciduous forests that characterise temperate landscapes.