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5 February 2016

The new €5 “Plan­et Earth” col­lec­tor coin

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On 5 February 2016, Parliamentary State Secretary Michael Meister presented the new 5 Planet Earth collector coin at the World Money Fair in Berlin.

This new coin is not only the first ever €5 coin to be released by Germany, it is also the world’s first coin to be made with a special combination of metal and polymer components.

See the coin

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About the coin

Table: Facts about the €5 “Planet Earth” collector coin

Date of issue:

14 April 2016

Obverse design:

Stefan Klein

Reverse design:

Alina Hoyer

Edge inscription:

BLAUER PLANET EARTH (Blue Planet Earth)

Material:

Copper and nickel, polymer

Quality:

Brilliant uncirculated and proof

Diameter:

27.25mm

Weight:

9.00g

Mints:

Berlin (A), Munich (D), Stuttgart (F), Karlsruhe (G), Hamburg (J)

Each mint will produce the polymer ring with a different shade of blue.

Order the coin

The €5 “Planet Earth” collector coin can be ordered in higher-value proof quality for €15.55 at the Official Sales Agency for Collector’s Coins of the Federal Republic of Germany by phone under +49 961 3818 4400 or online at www.deutsche-sammlermuenzen.de.

In Germany, the coin can be purchased at face value in brilliant uncirculated quality at the offices of the Deutsche Bundesbank and many credit institutions from 14 April 2016 onwards.