|Face Value||5 Dollars|
Seven years and 70 issues after the launch of World of Wonders, CIT is proud to present the 71st coin of the appealing starter series, which portrays the Berlin Reichstag building. After construction was completed in 1894 the Reichstag housed the Imperial Diet of the German Empire, succeeded by the Weimar Republic in 1919.
Fourteen years later a fire rendered the Reichstag purposeless and after the rise of Nazi Germany, the Reichstag was abandoned and further destroyed during World War II.
Only after the reunification of Germany in 1989 did German politics return to the Reichstag which was reconstructed and is now Germany‘s second most visited attraction after Cologne Cathedral.
The famous glass dome, open to visitors, is an homage to the original cupola constructed in 1894.