• 10 Euro 2020, Germany, Federal Republic, Air Moves, On the Land
  • 10 Euro 2020, Germany, Federal Republic, Air Moves, On the Land
Description

On the Land is the second 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. 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 modern three-wheeled land yacht, in a very elegant and reduced way in the vastness of the landscape. Inscription On the Land above.

Land sailing, also known as 'sand yachting', 'land yachting' or 'dirtboating', is the act of moving across land in a wheeled vehicle powered by wind through the use of a sail. The term comes from analogy with (water) sailing. Historically, land sailing was used as a mode of transportation or recreation. Since the 1950s, it has evolved primarily into a racing sport.

Vehicles used in sailing are known as sail wagons, sand yachts, or land yachts. They typically have three (sometimes four) wheels and function much like a sailboat, except that they are operated from a sitting or lying position and steered by pedals or hand levers. Land sailing works best in windy flat areas, and races often happen on beaches, airfields, and dry lake beds in desert regions. Modern land sailors, generally known as "pilots", can go three to four times faster than the wind speed. A gust of wind is considered more beneficial in a land sailing race than a favorable windshift. A similar sport, known as ice yachting, is practiced on frozen lakes and rivers. Another variation is the Whike, which combines land sailing with bicycling and can therefore also be used in everyday traffic because it does not fully depend on wind.

Engraver: Andre Witting

AN LAND
AW

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
10 EURO
2020
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 Bronze
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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