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Germania Mint presents the third edition of the Allegories series – Italia & Germania. The whole series represents the personification of countries in the form of beautiful and strong women and the relationship the two countries share.
The obverse of the coin depicts the personification of Italy as a young woman with long, curly hair wearing an off the shoulder wrapped dress with flowing fabric highlighting her femininity. A crown with mural-like towers resting on her head, represents an emblem of tutelary deities who watch over a city. The Horn of Plenty by her side symbolizes prosperity and wealth. Like in previous Allegories designs, Lady Italia is accompanied by our, well known, personification of Germania. The two women are standing close to each other with Germania’s hand on Italia’s shoulder – a symbol of friendship between cultures.
According to the previous series, the image on the reverse is the coat of arms representing moral principles and noble values for Germania. The crowned shield has been divided into four parts, from which each has a traditional meaning. The shield itself is a symbol of truth, loyalty and trust. The crown equals authority and nobility as well as chivalry. Germania Mint’s visualization of Bicephalous eagle is a Roman mythology symbol associated with the god, Janus. Heads facing the opposite sides symbolize the past and the future. The check pattern refers to wisdom and prudence. The gold ribbon with three flowers represent the values of unity, integrity and freedom. The wild boar – a symbol of mightiness. The Coat of Arms is surrounded by a wreath of oak leaves that symbolizes loyalty, stability and national unity.
This 2020 5Mk 1oz Silver Germania Allegories Fantasy Issue-Italia & Germania was struck at the Germania Mint and has been certified MS70 First Strike by PCGS! According to PCGS, this pedigree has a population of ONLY 2,357!