€5 collectors’ coin “Grove hoverfly” with partially coloured motif

2024 – Marmalade hoverfly €5 collectors’ coin with partially coloured motif

The German government has decided to mint a €5 collectors’ coin entitled “Marmelade hoverfly”, to be issed at 13 June 2024. It is the seventh coin issued as part of the “Wonderful world of insects” series, which will see a total of nine coins with partially coloured motifs issued over the period 2022-24. The series is intended to bring into focus – especially in light of current developments (insect extinction) – a special group of animals that make up a significant part of our natural heritage.

The €5 collectors’ coin “Marmelade hoverfly” is made of a cupronickel alloy. It weighs 9.68g, measures 27.25mm in diameter 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 (€5). The collector quality coins with a proof-like finish will be higher than their face value and will be issued by the Münze Deutschland (Germany’s official sales agency for collector coins).

The coin was designed by Anna Martha Napp, an artist based in aus Maßlow (picture side), and Andre Witting, a Berlin-based artist (reverse).

The reverse, which will be used for all coins in the series, features an eagle, the words “BUNDESREPUBLIK DEUTSCHLAND”, the value and denomination, the year 2024, the twelve stars of Europe and the letter “F” for the State Mint of Stuttgart.
Its smooth edge is engraved with the inscription: “WUNDERWELT INSEKTEN” (WONDERFUL WORLD OF INSECTS).