Details relating to the German Commemorative of 2009.
Issue Date: 06.02.2009
Number Minted: 30,000,000
Mint: Staatlich Münze Berlin(Munich,Stuttgart,Karlsruhe,Hamburg)
Mint Mark : A,D,F,G,J – depending on where the coin was minted.
(Note: German coins differ from those of the other Eurozone countries in that they are minted in five different locations and there are different mint marks that can appear on German coins.)
This is the third issue in the German series featuring the different provinces of Germany.
This year the province featured is Saarland and it is represented by Ludwigskirche (Church of Ludwig) in Saarbrücken.
Ludwigskirche is a protestant church constructed in the baroque style and is regarded as one of the foremost baroque churches in Germany. Work on the church was completed in 1775.
Under the church is the name of the province ”SAARLAND” and directly thereunder the mint mark. The initials of the artist are seen at approximately two o’clock.
The country of issue "BUNDESREPUBLIK DEUTSCHLAND" appears boldly in the bottom half of the outer ring. From 2010 onwards a simple "D" was used to stand for Germany. This appeared in the outer ring until 2013 after which it appears in the inner circle.
The same is true of the year of issue, which in this coin appears at the top of the outer ring.
From 2013 onwards the outer ring, for all euro Commemorative Coins, has been reserved solely for the twelve stars of the EU as this is held to better represent European unity.