As informed in my February monthly report and also in my investment Watchlist, I invested in the new 5EUR Vfs coins. I also introduced the first coins of this series, the 5EUR “Blue Earth” Coin. Already the first release was a big success for the german mint and the coins were sold out in all qualities within a few days. The mintage for the 2017 coins, the tropical zone, was with 300.000 pieces slightly higher than last years 250.000 pieces. The coins were sold in lots of 5pieces(therefore marked with the letters: A, D, F, G, J) where each coin was minted in a different german mint.
One of the main differentiations between last years blue earth coin is indefinitely the red polymer ring. Also the artist of the coin changed which is rather uncommon for a series of coins but did not hurt its success.
See the mintage facts for the 2017 coin below:
Pictogram: „Tropische Zone
Artist: Stefanie Radtke aus Leipzig
Release date: 27. April 2017
Minting institutions: Berlin (A), München (D), Stuttgart (F),Karlsruhe (G), Hamburg (J)
Weight: 9 g
Diameter: ca. 27,25 mm
Material: Cu75Ni25, Cu81Ni19, Polymerring
Engraving: Klimazonen der Erde
Nominal value: 5 Euro
Mintage: polished edition: 300.000 pieces
standard edition: 2Mio. pieces
The coins were available at a pre-purchase price of 100 EUR including shipping and are already selling on ebay.de around 350 EUR. This fact alone makes this series next to the Austrian “Animal Coin” series one of the most successful coin investments I proposed on this Blog. And I will definitively follow the upcoming releases of this coin series for the next years.
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