• 10 Euro 2019, Germany, Federal Republic, Air Moves, In the Air
  • 10 Euro 2019, Germany, Federal Republic, Air Moves, In the Air
Description

In the Air is the first issue of the 3-part series Air Moves. This series recognizes dynamic trend sports that are operated exclusively with the power of the wind.

Germany issued coins with white plastic polymer ring for the first time. During the development of this coin, the selected plastic is resistant to temperature changes, the humidity does not damage the quality of the coin, and the polymer ring does not react when exposed to UV radiation or chemicals.

Obverse

Depicts a man gliding through a mountain landscape with a paraglider. Above inscription In the Air.

Paragliding is the recreational and competitive adventure sport of flying paragliders: lightweight, free-flying, foot-launched glider aircraft with no rigid primary structure. The pilot sits in a harness suspended below a fabric wing. Wing shape is maintained by the suspension lines, the pressure of air entering vents in the front of the wing, and the aerodynamic forces of the air flowing over the outside.

Despite not using an engine, paraglider flights can last many hours and cover many hundreds of kilometres, though flights of one to two hours and covering some tens of kilometres are more the norm. By skillful exploitation of sources of lift, the pilot may gain height, often climbing to altitudes of a few thousand metres.

Engraver: Natalie Tekampe

IN DER LUFT
NT

Reverse

Depicts a stylized heraldic eagle - Germany’s national symbol, value and date below, mintmark upper. The outer metallic ring features the state name and 12 stars of the European Union.

An eagle, with the name of the country, value, issue year, the twelve European stars and the mintmark.

Engraver: Andre Witting

BUNDESREPUBLIK
D
10 EURO
2019
DEUTSCHLAND

Edge

The name of the coin series AIR MOVES • AIR MOVES •

LUFT BEWEGT • LUFT BEWEGT •

Characteristics
Type Commemorative Issue (Non-circulating)
Material Tri-Metallic
Outer ring Cupronickel
Inner ring Polymer
Center Cupronickel
Weight 9.8 g
Diameter 28.75 mm
Thickness -
Shape round
Alignment Medal
Mints
Bavarian Central Mint (D)
Berlin State Mint (A)
Hamburg Mint (J)
Karlsruhe State Mint (G)
Stuttgart State Mint (F)

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