2-Euro-Sammlermünzenset 2019 Stempelglanz, 30 Jahre Mauerfall, Coin Set from Germany - detailed information

2-Euro-Sammlermünzenset 2019 Stempelglanz, 30 Jahre Mauerfall
Set Name2-Euro-Sammlermünzenset 2019 Stempelglanz, 30 Jahre Mauerfall

In 2019, Germany issued a circulating commemorative €2 coin to mark 30 years since the Fall of the Berlin Wall (in German: 30 Jahre Mauerfall).

The Berlin Wall (German: Berliner Mauer) was a guarded concrete barrier that physically and ideologically divided Berlin from 1961 to 1989 as well as encircling and separating West Berlin from East German territory. The Wall cut off West Berlin from surrounding East Germany (GDR), including East Berlin. The barrier included guard towers placed along large concrete walls, accompanied by a wide area (later known as the "death strip") that contained anti-vehicle trenches, beds of nails and other defences. Along with the separate and much longer Inner German border, which demarcated the border between East and West Germany, it came to symbolise physically the "Iron Curtain" that separated Western Europe and the Eastern Bloc during the Cold War.

In 1989, a series of revolutions in nearby Eastern Bloc countries - in Poland and Hungary in particular - caused a chain reaction in East Germany. In particular, the Pan-European Picnic in August 1989 set in motion a peaceful development during which the Iron Curtain largely broke, the rulers in the East came under pressure, the Berlin Wall fell and finally the Eastern Bloc fell apart. After several weeks of civil unrest, the East German government announced on 9 November 1989 that all GDR citizens could visit West Germany and West Berlin. Crowds of East Germans crossed and climbed onto the Wall, joined by West Germans on the other side in a celebratory atmosphere. The Brandenburg Gate, a few meters from the Berlin Wall, was opened on 22 December 1989. The demolition of the Wall officially began on 13 June 1990 and was completed in 1994.

Germany has five mints which strike circulation coins; they are distinguished by their mint marks - A for Berlin, D for Munich, F for Stuttgart, G for Karlsruhe and J for Hamburg. The set contains five coins with the same design, each struck by a different mint and with its respective mint mark. The quality is BU (Brilliant Uncirculated), which in German is called Stempelglanz.

MintBavarian Central Mint
Hamburgische Münze
Staatliche Münze Berlin
Staatliche Münzen Baden-Württemberg
Mintage30,000
PackagingBlister card
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Coin Set Details
CountryGermany
CurrencyEuro, Germany
Issued2019
Coins5
Mintage30,000
Coins GradeBrilliant Uncirculated (BU)
MaterialBimetallic
Release PriceEUR 17.80
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