Climate zones of the Earth

The five-part series of €5 collector coins with a coloured polymer ring, entitled “Climate zones of the Earth”, is thematically linked to the first innovative €5 collector coin “Planet Earth” (a global premiere with its blue polymer ring), which was issued in April 2016.

Year of issue

Coin

Colour of the polymer ring

2017

Tropical climate zone

Red

2018

Subtropical climate zone

Orange

2019

Temperate climate zone

Green

2020

Subpolar climate zone

Turquoise

2021

Polar climate zone

Violet

Subject to change without notice
Source: Federal Ministry of Finance

The series began in 2017 with a “Tropical climate zone” coin and concludes in 2021 with the “Polar climate zone”. The polymer rings will be assigned colours according to the climatic conditions prevailing in the individual zones, based on the temperature colour scale: from hot (red) to cold (violet). Thus, a translucent red polymer ring has been selected for the “Tropical climate zone” coin which will be issued in 2017. Each of the five mints in Germany will mint the coin with a polymer ring in a different shade of red. The coin will have a total circulation of 2.3 million, 300,000 of which will be in collector quality with a proof-like finish.

The first coin in the new series was issued in spring 2017. The mint condition coins are brought into circulation via the Bundesbank branches at a face value of €5. The version with a proof-like finish are available at a price above the face value at the Münze Deutschland.

Series Data

Series theme

Climate zones of the Earth

Face value

5 euro

Series duration

2017-21

Coin issue per year

1

Material

Copper-nickel materials, polymer

Minting qualities

Proof-like finish, mint condition

Weight

9 g

Diameter

27,25 mm

Mints

Berlin (A), Munich (D), Stuttgart (F), Karlsruhe (G), Hamburg (J)

Subject to change without notice.
Source: Federal Ministry of Finance