This is a gift set of coins. The seven pieces are both collectibles and cash, with a 10 Euro denomination. They are silver and made with beautiful engravings. In today’s market, Silver coins are a fine investment. Buy them for the silver value. Treasure them for the historical value.
The engravings follow seven different themes.
> One is a 10 Euro commemorative coin honoring the 100th anniversary of the International Aviation Exhibition (Luftfahrtausstellung).
> Another celebrates folklore, as in Grimms’ Fairy Tales.
> A third honors Gottfried Semper, the German architect, art critic, and professor of architecture, who is depicted with his creation, the Semper Opera House in Dresden, Germany.
There is a fascinating story behind the full set of commemoratives and you can pass the time reading about them on the web (via Google Translate). For example, here is what you’ll learn about the Grimms’ fairy tale coin: A Silver collector coin worth 10 Euro devoted to “Hansel and Gretel”, minted in 2014. It is the third edition in a series of coins launched in 2012, in which a coin themed around Grimm fairy tales will be issued each year for six years. The coin’s obverse depicts popular elements of the fairy tale. It shows the witch surprising Hansel and Gretel, a key scene from the fairy tale. The witch’s house is represented by a gingerbread brick, which has been bitten into and is lying on the ground. The children’s expressions and posture reflect their feelings of temptation and terror. The reverse features an eagle framed by the words “BUNDESREPUBLIK DEUTSCHLAND”, the value and denomination, and the letter “G” for the federal mint in Karlsruhe, Baden-Wurttemberg. Astride the year of mintage (2014) are the twelve stars of Europe.
Will ship to anywhere in the U.S., or you can pick it up from me–I am easy to find on the North Side of Chicago, near Touhy Avenue, in the big green building on the corner.
Gold Star Jewelry
7048 N. CLARK STREET
CHICAGO, IL. 60626