The Berlin Wall fell 25 years ago, as the Cold War ended, Germany was reunited and the Soviet Union soon dissolved.
On this coin from Belgium, the obverse offers a glimpse through an open section of the wall toward Berlin’s Brandenburg Gate. Words in German on the left side of the wall echo the chant of those on the inside of the wall, translating to “We are the people.” A WISH FOR FREEDOM is on the right portion of the wall.
The reverse shows Belgium’s common €20 coin design, a map of the nation’s place in Europe, the nation’s name in three languages, the denomination and the year of issue.
The coin weighs 22.85 grams, measures 37 millimeters in diameter and has a mintage limit of 15,000 pieces.