2022 Germania Allegories 2 oz Silver Round World Money Fair

2022 Germania Allegories 2 oz Silver Round World Money Fair

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The Germania Mint has expanded their worldwide sought-after assortment with the fifth edition of the Allegories series. This release was minted specially for the 2023 World Money Fair in Berlin!

The fifth release of the Allegories series will feature Lady Germania and Lady Polonia standing side by side, symbolizing equality and friendship between the two cultures.

Round Highlights:
  • Contains 2 oz of .9999 fine Silver.
  • Limited mintage of only 500 rounds worldwide, minted specially for the World Money Fair 2023!
  • Fifth release of the Germania Mint Allegories round series.
  • Rounds have been ennobled in yellow Gold and Ruthenium, and will be delivered in special fair packaging along with a certificate of authenticity.
  • Obverse: Depicts the beautiful and powerful female personifications of Germania and Polonia standing next to each other. Lady Polonia holds a shield displaying an eagle, an ancient symbol for Poland. Lady Germania stands at her side with a sword in hand. Encircling the image is the words, "ALLEGORIES - 2 oz 999.9 FINE SILVER."
  • Reverse: Features a crowned shield within wreath of oak leaves. "GERMANIA - 2022 - 10 MARK."
  • Not legal tender.

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The Germania Mint features various historically important elements in the design of their first release of the Allegories bullion round series.

The crowned shield on the reverse bears many traditional meanings, precisely defined by heraldry:

  1. Top left corner of the crest features the Germania Mint's bicephalous eagle - a Roman mythology symbol associated with Janus, the god of all origins, guardian of doors, gates, passages and bridges, the patron of contracts and alliances. Heads facing the opposite symbolize the past and the future.
  2. Right upper corner: Decorated with a check pattern that refers to wisdom and prudence.
  3. Left bottom corner: Features three flowers on a Gold ribbon. They hide three values determining a strong and independent nation - unity, integrity and freedom.
  4. Right bottom corner: Depicts a wild boar. A very popular and respectful animal in Roman Empire, the boar is a symbol of mightiness and power. At least three famous Roman legions are known to have had a boar as their emblem: Legio I Italica, Legio X Fretensis and Legio XX Valeria Victrix.

In the Western world, the first feminine personifications of nations were usually majestic manifestations of values considered to characterize the communities of given countries or regions. Many of these visualizations came from the image of Athena and took the Latin names of the ancient Roman provinces, such as Germania, Polonia, Britania and Italia.

But why are the names of both countries and their personifications feminine? For millennia, women have been seen as a weaker sex that should show submission to men. Why national impersonations are women then? There is no unambiguous answer to these questions. It is assumed, however, that people have always identified their homeland with their mother – the first source of food, care and love. Probably that is why terms such as “mother Earth” or “homeland” have found a permanent place both in mass consciousness and in the commonly used language. Although in the overwhelming majority it is still mainly men who are the world leaders, people in times of trial, such as wars or disasters, symbolically turn to the “mother of the nation” for protection and favor.

Treating the country as a metaphor of home and family, nations have always identified their countries with maternal protection, which provided them with a sense of security and community.

Wishing to pay a tribute to them, a series of coins called the Allegories was brought to life to celebrate the extraordinary figures of “mothers of nations” that for centuries have encouraged people in the hardest moments of human history. Thus, for the first time in the history of numismatics, on the following coins of the Allegories series, Germania “will meet” with legendary national personifications in symbolic circumstances. See the rest of this stunning series and other Silver rounds created by the Germania Mint.

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