€25 collectors' coin “Christmas – the Birth of Christ”

€25 collectors’ coin “Christmas – the Birth of Christ”

The German government has decided to mint a €25 collectors’ coin entitled “Christmas – the Birth of Christ”, which is scheduled for issue starting 18 November 2021. The coin is dedicated to one of the most important Christian celebrations that is deeply rooted in Germany’s culture and customs.

The coin is made of fine silver (alloy Ag 999). It will be plate-shaped for the first time in the history of the Federal Republic of Germany. The coin has a diameter of 30 mm, weighs 22 g 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 (€25). The issue price of the collector quality coins with a proof-like finish will be higher than their face value. Münze Deutschland will announce the exact price and the specific ordering conditions in good time prior to the issue date.

The coin was designed by the Potsdam artist Adelheid Fuss.

The centre of the picture side bears the motif of the Holy Family, presented in such a way as to transport the historical event to the present day. The vibrancy of the family scene radiates across the entire image on the coin. Attentive observers will discover the richness of the sacred event in the various motifs around the edge of the coin, crowned by the star of Bethlehem in the heavens.

The reverse features an eagle framed by the words “BUNDESREPUBLIK DEUTSCHLAND”, the value and denomination, the letter “J” for the Hamburg Mint, the year 2021, and the twelve stars of Europe.

The edge of the coin is smooth and has no structure.

The mint condition coins will be brought into circulation at their face value (€25), and will be available from the issue date at the Deutsche Bundesbank’s branches while stocks last.