€20 collectors’ coin "Rumpelstiltskin"
The German government has decided to mint a €20 collectors’ coin "Rumpelstiltskin", to be issued on 20 January 2022. This coin is the eleventh in a series entitled “200 years of Grimm’s fairy tales”, which was launched in 2012. The first volume of the Grimm Brothers’ “Kinder- und Hausmärchen” (Children’s and Household Tales) was published in Germany on 20 December 1812. These tales were added to UNESCO's Memory of the World Register in 2005.
The picture side of the coin “Rumpelstiltskin” portrays the three main elements of the fairy tale: the miller’s daughter, the cradle of her first-born child, and Rumpelstiltskin. The thread wound around Rumpelstiltskin’s finger symbolises the thread of the story. The coin was designed by artist Katrin Pannicke, who is based in Halle (Saale).
The reverse sides feature an eagle framed by the words “BUNDESREPUBLIK DEUTSCHLAND”, the value and denomination, the letter of the respective mint (J fopr Hamburg) , the year 2022, and the twelve stars of Europe. In addition, the words “SILBER 925” are minted on the coins.
The coin is an alloy of 92.5% silver and 7.5% copper (sterling silver). It weights 18 g and 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).