On June 9, 2011, the Verkaufsstelle für Sammlermünzen der Bundesrepublik Deutschland (Sales Agency for Collector Coins of the Federal Republic of Germany) will issue a collector coin to mark 125 years of automotive manufacturing in Germany, one the most important and well known industries within the German economy.
The coin, designed by artist Jordi Truxa of Berlin depicts a stylized steering wheel and a road as seen through the windshield by the driver. Trees appear to each side of the road, representing an awareness of environmental thinking. The reverse of the coin shows the national emblem an eagle in the same depiction and abstract style as the obverse, based on the circular shape of the steering wheel. The coin’s value of 10 Euro and year of “2011” appear. Towards the lower right of the main motif, the coin’s metal fineness of “SILBER 625” appears.
The coin will be struck in both proof and uncirculated quality with the uncirculated versions being made available at a later date. The coin weighs 16 grams and has a diameter of 32.5 mm. The smooth edge of the coin features incused lettering with the inscription: – WAS UNS BEWEGT – (WHAT MOVES).
For more information on this and more of the VfS’s upcoming schedule of coin issues for the remainder of 2011, please visit their website (in German only) at: http://www.deutsche-sammlermuenzen.de/bmf/index.jhtml?navAction=jump