€20 collectors’ coin “50 years of Deutsches Kinderhilfswerk”
The German government has decided to mint a €20 collector’s coin marking the 50th anniversary of the German children’s fund “Deutsches Kinderhilfswerk”, to be issued on 7 April 2022.
The organisation founded in 1972 promotes a more rigorous implementation of children’s rights in Germany. It strives to make Germany a child-friendly place and for all children to have equal opportunities.
The coin is made of sterling silver (alloy Ag 925). It weighs 18g, has a diameter of 32.5 mm and will be manufactured both in mint condition and with a proof-like finish. The mint condition coins will be brought into circulation at their face value (€20).
The collector quality coins with a proof-like finish will be higher than their face value and will be issue by the Münze Deutschland (Germany’s official sales agency for collector coins).
The coin was designed by artist Susanne Jünger from Berlin.
The picture side shows the two logo figures of Deutsches Kinderhilfswerk as well as the stylised hexagon-shaped donation box in different sizes. Both motifs pick up on the organisation’s familiar colour palette. The children’s figures in the lower half of the coin appear to be throwing the eight hexagons into the air as if they were playing. The image might also evoke other associations in the viewer, such as bubbles or dreams. The balanced interplay of visual and typographical elements is impressive.
The reverse features an eagle, the words “BUNDESREPUBLIK DEUTSCHLAND”, the value and denomination, the letter “D” for the Bavarian State Mint in Munich, the year 2022 and the twelve stars of Europe. In addition, the coin is marked “SILBER 925”.
Its smooth edge bears the inscription: “AUF DIE KINDER KOMMT ES AN”
(IT’S THE CHILDREN THAT MATTER)