This handsome stack of coins is comprised of twenty silver German 10 Marks. They were made to commemorate the 1972 Olympics in Munich. The reverse design shows a stylized German eagle. Keep in mind that these Olympics occurred when there were two Germanys- an East and West. Munich is in the West, and the first few series of commemorative coins simply stated that they took place in Germany. East Germany protested this, and with this series, the fifth, the legend was changed to indicate Munich instead of Germany. The obverse design contains the emblem of the 1972 Munich Games and the legend: “Spiele der XX Olympiade 1972 in München”. The emblem of the games is called the Schliefe, meaning knot. Around the rim of the coin is the Latin phrase “Citius Altius Fortius”, the Olympic motto meaning “Faster, Higher, Stronger”. Each coin is .625 silver and the lot of 20 adds up to a total silver content of 6.228oz of pure silver. These stunning coins represent the glory of the Olympics in addition to being a solid and affordable investment. You can add them to your collection today!
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