1908, Saxony-Weimar-Eisenach. Large Silver “Jena University” 5 Mark Coin
Mint Date: 1908 Mintage: 40,000 pcs. Mint Place: Berlin (A) Reference: Davenport 849, KM-220. Denomination: 5 Mark – Jena University 350th Anniversary Condition: Minor edge nicks, lightly worn in obverse, minor toning spots, otherwise a nice XF-AU! Weight: 27,74gm Diameter: 38mm Material: Silver
Obverse: Mantled bust of John Frederick of Saxony 3/4 right, shouldering long-sword. Anniversary dates (1558/1908) and motto (SPES MEA IN DEO) at sides. Legend: JOH . FRIED . D . GROSZMUT . KURF . V . SACHSEN . STIFTER . D . UNIV . JENA . Reverse: Crown of the German Empire above heraldic eagle of Germany with prussian shield at chest and star order. Legend: DEUTSCHES REICH 1908 * FÜNF MARK *
Friedrich Schiller University Jena (FSU) (German: Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena, colloquially Uni Jena), is a public research university located in Jena, Thuringia, Germany.
The university was established in 1558 and is counted among the ten oldest universities in Germany. It is affiliated with 6 Nobel Prize winners, most recently in 2000 when Jena graduate Herbert Kroemer won the Nobel Prize for physics. It was renamed after the writer Friedrich Schiller who was teaching as professor of history when Jena attracted some of the most influential minds at the turn of the 19th century. With Karl Leonhard Reinhold, Johann Gottlieb Fichte, G. W. F. Hegel, F. W. J. Schelling and Friedrich von Schlegel on its teaching staff, the university has been at the centre of the emergence of German idealism and early Romanticism.
As of 2009, the university has around 21,000 students enrolled and 340 professors. Its current rector, Klaus Dicke, is the 317th rector in the history of the university.