Reunification of Germany

Tuvalu 2010 - $1 - Reunification of Germany - 1oz LIMITED Silver Coin

Only 5.000 of these special coins were issued by Perth Mint!
This silver proof coin is dedicated to the Fall of the Berlin Wall.
$104.13

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Country Tuvalu
Year 2010
Face Value currency Dollar
Face Value number 1
Metal Silver
Fineness 999/1000
Weight 1oz - 31,1g
Diameter 40,6 mm
Thickness 4 mm
Mintage 5000
Quality Proof
Certificate of authenticity yes
Presentation Case yes
Price $104.13
Coin Story

Following the sell out of the 2009 Fall of the Berlin Wall 20-year commemorative, The Perth Mint is issuing a new coin marking the 20th anniversary of the reunification of East and West Germany, which came together on 3rd October 1990.

The Berlin Wall was a barrier that divided Berlin from 1961 to 1989, constructed by the German Democratic Republic (GDR, East Germany) starting on 13 August 1961, that completely cut off (by land) West Berlin from surrounding East Germany and from East Berlin until it was opened in November 1989. Its demolition officially began on 13 June 1990 and was completed in 1992. The barrier included guard towers placed along large concrete walls, which circumscribed a wide area (later known as the "death strip") that contained anti-vehicle trenches, "fakir beds" and other defenses. The Eastern Bloc claimed that the wall was erected to protect its population from fascist elements conspiring to prevent the "will of the people" in building a socialist state in East Germany. In practice, the Wall served to prevent the massive emigration and defection that marked East Germany and the communist Eastern Bloc during the post-World War II period.

Reverse Design

ike its Berlin Wall predecessor, the coin’s reverse is composed around the number ‘20’. Elements include a coloured image of fireworks on a black, red and gold background, and a representation of the Quadriga, a chariot and four horses driven by the Roman goddess Victory, which sits atop the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin. As well as The Perth Mint’s ‘P’ mintmark, the reverse also features the inscription REUNIFICATION OF GERMANY OCTOBER 3RD 1990.

Obverse Design

Issued as legal tender of Tuvalu, the coin depicts the Raphael Maklouf effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and the 2010 year-date on the obverse.

Packaging

The Reunification of Germany silver coin is housed in superb presentation packaging comprising a display case and themed shipper accompanied by a numbered Certificate of Authenticity.

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