Berlin Wall & Reunification Coins
The Fall of the Berlin Wall 2009
November the 9th 1989 is remembered as the official last day of a symbol of separation and oppression of the German people. As a 20th anniversary remembrance of this special occasion the Perth Mint has released the Fall of the Berlin Wall 1oz Silver Proof Coin. For more than two decades the wall stood as a reminder of Soviet control. Finally in 1989 visa free travel was allowed between both sides of Berlin, shortly thereafter the Berlin wall was dismantled. The reverse of the Berlin Wall coin is a large 20 is present to mark the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, the 20 separates an image of a blue sky with a peace dove flying in it, and a close up of the Berlin Wall, the Brandenburg Gate is shown at the bottom of the coin. An inscription Fall of the Berlin Wall November 9th 1989 is shown in the sky section. A total of 5,000 silver proof bullion coinswhere minted by the Perth Mint.
Reunification of Germany 2010
Following the sell out of the 2009 Fall of the Berlin Wall 20 year commemorative silver proof coin, the Perth Mint issued a new coin marking the 20th anniversary of the reunification of East and West Germany, which came together on 3rd October 1990. The end of the unification process is officially referred to as the German Unity, and celebrated on 3rd of October (German Unity Day). Like its Berlin Wall predecessor, the coins reverse is composed around the number 20, elements include a coloured image of fireworks on a black, red and gold background, and a representation of the Quadriga, a chariot and four horses driven by the Roman goddess Victory, which sits atop the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin. As well as The Perth Mint’s ‘P’ mintmark, the reverse also features the inscription REUNIFICATION OF GERMANY OCTOBER 3RD 1990. A total of 5,000 silver proof coins where minted by the Perth Mint.
Fall Of The Berlin Wall
The Perth Mints Fall Of The Berlin Wall, portrays a coloured image of a dove of peace flying in a coloured sky an a close up of the Berlin Wall. Released in 2009 and the first in the series no more than 5,000 of these silver proof coins have been minted.
Beunification Of Germany
The Perth Mints Battle of Trafalgar, the design depicts the HMS Victory. Released in 2010 and the first in the series no more than 5,000 of these silver proof coins have been minted.
All images courtesy of the Perth Mint
Coin Series Specifications
Mint: Perth Mint
Weight: 31.135 grams
Diameter: 40.60 mm
Composition: .9999 Silver Bullion
Authorized Mintage: 5,000
Issued Date: 2009-2010
Further Coin Information
Information on these coins can be found at the Perth Mint.