The Sales Agency for Collector Coins of the Federal Republic of Germany (Verkaufsstelle für Sammlermünzen der Bundesrepublik
Deutschland) have issued a new silver coin to mark the 200th anniversary of the birth of composer Franz Liszt (1811-1886).
The obverse depicts the famed internationally renowned composer’s profile facing to the left and reflects the extremely contradictory rich life and work of Franz Liszt. The face recalls the irrepressible creative will of the composer in the footsteps of Beethoven. A stylized outline of a piano appears behind Liszt along with the text “200 GEBURTSTAG FRANZ LISZT” along with the years “1811 – 2011”. The portrait was designed by the artist Michael Otto.
The reverse shows a stylized heraldic eagle positioned towards the right half, along with twelve stars arranged above and below the eagle. Text on the reverse reads “BUNDESREPUBLIK DEUTSCHELAND” and the year of issue “2011”. The denomination of 10 EURO is positioned to the left of the eagle.
Each coin is struck in .625 silver and is available in both proof and FDC quality. The coins weighs 16 grams and have a diameter of 32.5 mm.
For more information including ordering, please visit the website of the sales agency at: http://www.deutsche-sammlermuenzen.de/bmf/index.jhtml