Germany 5-DEUTSCHE MARK (KM140) 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.
One of only two circulating 5 Deutsche Mark coins, this second one was minted in copper-nickel from 1975 through to 2001 when Germany switched to the Euro. Although the Bundesadler here is stylized, it is less so than the highly stylized eagle that appeared on the previous silver 5 Deutsche Mark coin.
- Diameter: 29 mm
- Composition: Copper-Nickel
- CAT#: KM140