€20 collectors' coin “900th anniversary of the city of Freiburg”

€20 collectors' coin “900th anniversary of the city of Freiburgh”

The German government has decided to mint a €20 commemorative coin marking the 900th anniversary of the city of Freiburg, to be issued on 9 July 2020. In 1120, Freiburg was conferred with the right to hold a market and thus gained the status of a city.

The coin is made of sterling silver (alloy Ag 925). It weighs 18 g, has a diameter of 32.5 mm and will be available 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 coin was designed by the Berlin-based artist Bastian Prillwitz. At the centre of the picture side, we see the Freiburg City Council in front of the municipal coat of arms. To the right are some of Freiburg’s imposing historic buildings, while the left hand side is dedicated to the nature-loving side of this green city. At the top is the Schlossberg tower and at the bottom the Freiburg Bächle, the city’s unusual system of gutters. 

The reverse features an eagle framed by the words “BUNDESREPUBLIK DEUTSCHLAND”, the value and denomination, the letter “G” for the State Mint of Baden-Württemberg in Karlsruhe, the year 2020, and the twelve stars of Europe. In addition, the coin is marked “SILBER 925”.

Its smooth edge is embossed with the inscription “DER BUERGER WOHL SEI OBERSTES GESETZ +” (“THE GOOD OF THE PEOPLE SHALL BE THE SUPREME LAW +”).

The mint condition coins will be brought into circulation at their face value (€20), and will be available from the issue date at the Deutsche Bundesbank’s branches while stocks last.