The Minister of Finance of Bavaria Markus Zeder introduced a new coin of €5, reports The Local.
In the center of the coin is the blue ring of plastic. As explained by Zeder, with it, the coin will be verified. The Minister said that, first, the material itself is difficult to counterfeit. Secondly, the blue ring will separate two pieces of metal, thus making the coin more lightweight, so it can be distinguished from fakes.
The coin will come into circulation, starting April 14. In total, will be released on 2 million coins. In this case, as the newspaper notes, new coins will probably be valued among collectors and unlikely to be used in everyday calculations.