The Germania Mint’s fifth release in its flagship Lady Germania range has now debuted, and it does so with a new idea. The first two issues in this series were traditional bullion designs, using the same image across all different sizes of the coin. However, in 2021, they introduced a new concept. The 1 oz coin had a close view of Lady Germania, and as the coins got larger, the view expanded to encompass more of the surrounding scene. A neat idea, it was revisited in 2022. For 2023, however, it’s been reworked to be even more impressive.
The 1 oz coin has Germania walking into view with a sheathed shield, her bird in flight, and a shield planted in the ground mostly obscured behind her. On the 2 oz, 10 oz, and one-kilo coins, the scene progresses gradually, as she unsheathes her sword, and plants it in the ground, then kneeling. The eagle alights on a rock, and the shield is more fully seen. The four different images tell a short story, and it looks brilliant.
The only downside, for us, is that most won’t ever get to see the bigger designs, so we’d really like to see a special edition set of four, one-ounce coins carrying the four different pieces of art. A proof finish set would be good, but a bullion set would be better. There are proof silver and gold one-ounce coins carrying the kilo design, however. The superb obverse eagle design remains. All told, our favourite traditional bullion design of the year to date. Check out our Bullion Profile for the earlier coins, and we’ll add this one very shortly.