The design on the front of the 100 EURO Würzburg commemorative gold coin was designed by artist Erich Ott and graphic designer Dietrich Dorfstecher and captivates with a realistic representation of the Würzburg Residence with its court garden. It stands out with its detailed and complete copies of all parts of this world heritage site. Dorfstecher already engraved the design of the Classic Weimar commemorative gold coin in 2006. It is rare that an artist can create two coins of a series.
The back of the 100 Euro Würzburg gold coin is typical for these 100 Euro gold coins and shows the German eagle and the 12 European stars. The following inscriptions are engraved: "BUNDESREPUBLIK DEUTSCHLAND", the year of issue "2010" and the denomination "100 EURO". The letter "D", which is placed right below the eagle means that the coin displayed on our website was minted in Munich.
The Wurzburg Residence, and the surrounding park were designed and built in the mid-18th Century under the guidance of the young architect Balthasar Neumann in collaboration with artists from all over Europe. The construction of the imposing structure of the large estate lasted from 1719 to 1744. 1781 the rich interior was finally completed. It is through this combination of artists from many countries in Europe, that the Würzburg Residence has since undisputedly held a place of honor among the most beautiful royal courts and is considered as one of the most successful residential architectural projects of the late Baroque period.
Until 1814, the prince-bishops of Würzburg resided in the castle, after it was seized in the Congress of Vienna by the kings of Bavaria.
The residence, which was heavily damaged in World War II, was rebuilt and restored in over 40 years of exemplary work and is now an attraction that is visited by more than 300,000 people. In 1981, the palace including its court gardens was added to the UNESCO heritage list as one of the first German monuments. This fulfilled the builder's desire, the Würzburg Residenz may "imprint an indelible, eternal memory on late posterity (...)".
The coin was minted with 999.9 fine gold, weighs 1/2 ounce, so 15.55 g, has a diameter of 28mm and a thickness of 1.65 mm.
The gold coins are legal tender in Germany and worldwide only 320,000 copies were issued, each of the five German mints produced 64,000 coins each.
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