April 24, 2014 – The Berlin artist and engraver Bodo Broschat personally oversaw the first strike of a commemorative coin which he designed for the Ministry of Finance. The 10 Euro commemorative coin in honor of the 250th birthday of the German sculptor Johann Gottfried Schadow is produced in two alloys, and will be issued on May 8th.
Brodschat and his grandson start the embossing machines. Photographer Norbert Meise/Stephan Tiede Berlin © Staatliche Münze Berlin.
Bodo Broschat started the embossing machines of the Berlin Mint together with his grandson. A total of approximately 1 million pieces in copper / nickel and about 200,000 in 625 silver will be produced.
10 EUR commemorative coin in honor of Johann Gottfried Schadow. Photographer Norbert Meise/Stephan Tiede Berlin © Staatliche Münze Berlin.
On the coin is, inter alia, the “coin-frieze” of Schadow shown. With an eight-part commemorative coinage set the State Mint in Berlin is reminiscent of this unique work of art. The “coin-frieze” for the mint at Werderscher Market (1800-1871) is a sculptural masterpiece. The frieze is currently stored in the National Memorial at Berlin Kreuzberg, and unfortunately not publicly available.
Der Münzfries von Johann Gottfried Schadow. Katalog zur Ausstellung. Berlin, 2014. Paperback, 120 pages, DIN A 4, colour images. ISBN 978-3-00-045641-1. 10,00 Euro.
For that reason the Berlin Mint has realised a photorealistic presentation of the 36-meter frieze opening on May 8, 2014. Additionally, the Berlin Mint has published a catalogue of this presentation available in the online shop for 10 Euro.
Brodschat examines the coins. Photographer Norbert Meise/Stephan Tiede Berlin © Staatliche Münze Berlin.
The commemorative coinage set with Folder for 6,- Euro will be available soon at the Shop Münze Berlin.