Germany 2-DEUTSCHE MARK (KM116) Bundesadler (Eagle)
Originally named Reichsadler ("Imperial Eagle" or "National Eagle"), this heraldic eagle dates back to the Roman eagle standard used by Holy Roman Emperors. The name was changed to Bundesadler ("Federal Eagle") in 1945 with the formation of the Federal Republic of Germany.
The original 2 deutsche mark coin of 1951 (KM111) featured a more realistic eagle design, but it was changed to this stylistic version in 1957, featuring Max Planck.
This coin was issued through to 1971, when it was replaced by an even more stylized eagle (KM124).
- Diameter: 26.6 mm
- Composition: Copper-Nickel
- CAT#: KM116