Discussion in 'World Coins' started by Seba79, Sep 24, 2014.
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FÜNF REICHSMARK of 1927 "TÜBINGEN"
This type, issued 1927, was struck in Stuttgart, along with a similar three mark. It is expensive, perhaps they were melted during World War Two? @chrisild ?
The coin its commemorative of the 450th anniversity of the founding of the University of Tubingen.
The obverse shows in a pearl circle the portrait of Duke Eberhard I of Württemberg looking to the left and the abbreviation of the embossing place between two oak leaves. The motif is framed by the lettering "450 JAHRE UNIVERSITÄT TÜBINGEN"; and "EBERHARD IM BART".
On the reverse is the German heraldic eagle, surrounded by the country name "DEUTSCHES REICH", the year and the nominal "FÜNF REICHSMARK" between two stars.
The University of Tübingen is a public research university located in the city of Tübingen, Baden-Württemberg, Germany. It is a German Excellence University, Tübingen is regularly ranked as one of the best universities in Germany and is especially known as a centre for the study of medicine, law, and theology and religion. The university's noted alumni include numerous presidents, ministers, EU Commissioners and judges of the Federal Constitutional Court. The university is associated with eleven Nobel laureates, especially in the fields of medicine and chemistry.
Mintage: 40,000 plus a few proofs
@Seattlite86 ? ) coins were minted anyway; 50,000 3 RM plus 40,000 5 RM pieces.
Kind of funny that the name referring to Eberhard's beard was used on the coin; "im Bart" means E. "in the beard" or "bearded". In 1468 Eberhard was on a pilgrimage to Jerusalem, and made a vow that he would never take his beard off again. By the way, the ornaments next to "450" and "BART" symbolize Württemberg. They are (consulting dictionary) four-branched stag antlers, see here (German), and can still be found in the Greater CoA of the German state of Baden-Württemberg. And on Porsche cars, hehe.
Eberhard's portrait on the coin is fine in my opinion, but why have a circle of pearls on one side only? Also, the font styles are oddly similar - heck, either make two quite different ones for obverse and reverse, or use the same, but not the way it was done here ...
Very cool fun facts! I need one of these beauties in my collection, since I’m studying there now. Another fun fact about Eberhard, his motto was “Atempto” in Latin, or “ich wage es“ in german, or “I dare it” in English. There’s an atempto wine that my professor here loves to hand out to guest speakers and talk about Eberhard’s pilgrimage.
Fantastic coin! I’m writing my masters there now and am grateful for this privilege.
On the eagle side, the ring of pearls is along the rim; on the other side it is around the portrait. Looks strange to me; if those pearls or dots are to be part of the design, why not do the same thing on both sides? Either along the rim, or around the portrait and the eagle ...
Same thing with the fonts: The way the Ü dots are placed inside the U, on the portrait side, looks interesting. Did they do that on the other side? Nah. But maybe I am just too picky.
Enjoy! More pictures soon
@Seba79 Congrats! Mine has been on pause for the past two years
@QuintupleSovereign Thank you! I am looking for the German colonies, also from Dansco.
I'm still working that one as well. Quite difficult to finish, mostly because of the outlandish pricing on the New Guinea pieces.
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