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Announced issue: the 750th anniversary of the birth of Dante Alighieri

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Description: The design by Annalisa Masini shows a portrait of Dante, taken from a fresco by Botticelli. At the right of the portrait, the inscription "DANTE" on a vertical axis. At the right of the inner centre, the name of the issuing country "SAN MARINO" in semi-circle. Between these two inscriptions, the mint mark "R", the years "1265" and "2015" and the initials of the artist "AM". The lettering style used in identifying the nation and the coin's subject was inspired by lettering in the first copies of the Divina Commedia (Dante's Divine Comedy).
Issuing volume: 104 000 coins
Date of issue: 8 April 2015
Official Journal: C 143 30.04.2015

 

Announced issue: 25th anniversary of the German reunification

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Description: The design shows the Brandenburg Gate which during the Cold War was located in East Berlin, in two representations which are intertwined like two hands, symbolizing the reunification of the two parts of Berlin. At the left the mint mark "R" and the initials of the artist "ES" (Erik Spiekermann). In circle around the design are the inscription "25° ANNIVERSARIO DELLA RIUNIFICAZIONE DELLA GERMANIA 1990-2015" (25th anniversary of the German reunification) and the country and year of issuance "San Marino MMXV".
The coin’s outer ring depicts the 12 stars of the European flag.
Issuing volume: 100 000 coins
Date of issue: September 2015
Official Journal: C 324 02.10.2015

 

90th anniversary of the death of Giacomo Puccini

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Description: The designs shows a portrait of the composer Giacomo Puccini. At the right the name of the issuing country, in semi-circle, "SAN MARINO". At the left the inscription "G. PUCCINI" and the mint mark. At the bottom the year "2014".
The coin’s outer ring depicts the 12 stars of the European flag.

Issuing volume: 100 000 coins
Date of issue:
September 2015
Official Journal:
C84 12.03.2015

 

The 500th anniversary of the death of Bramante Lazzari delle Penne di San Marino

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Description: The coin depicts Bramante's portrait, and part of Tempietto (Italian: "small temple"), which is a small commemorative tomb built by Donato Bramante, possibly as early as 1502, in the courtyard of San Pietro in Montorio and considered a masterpiece of the High Renaissance Italian architecture. The inscription "BRAMANTE LAZZARI DELLE PENNE DI SAN MARINO" surrounds almost completely the design. At the left and right the years "1514" and "2014", respectively. At the bottom the initials of the artist "MCC" (Maria Carmela Colaneri) and the mint mark.
The coin’s outer ring depicts the 12 stars of the European flag.

Issuing volume: 110 000 coins
Date of issue:
June 2015
Official Journal: C86 13.03.2015

 

500th anniversary of the death of the Italian painter Pinturicchio

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Description: In the foreground, the fresco ‘Christ among the doctors’; in the lower part, the inscription ‘SAN MARINO’ in semi-circle; to the left, the letter ‘R’, which is the Italian mint mark; below the fresco, the name of the author ‘MOMONI’; above the fresco, the inscription ‘PINTURICCHIO’ in semi-circle with the years ‘1513’ and ‘2013’ below it.

Issuing volume: 115.000 coins
Date of issue : September 2013
Official Journal: C222 02.08.2013 

10 years of the Euro

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The Euro-sign in the centre of the coin shows that the Euro has become an element of particular importance in Europe as well as all over the world as the Euro evolved to a global player in the international monetary system in the last 10 years. The design elements around the Euro-symbol on the coin express the importance of the Euro to the people, to the financial world (ECB tower), to trading (ships), to industry (factories), to the energy sector and research and development (wind power stations). It was created by Helmut Andexlinger who is a professional designer at the Austrian Mint.

The artist's initials, AH, appear below the image of the ECB tower.

Issuing volume: 130 000 coins
Official Journal:
C017 20.01.2012

 

The 500th anniversary of the birth of Giorgio Vasari

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Vasari (30 July 1511 – 27 June 1574) was an painter, writer, and architect, famous for his biographies of Italian artists, and he is now considered the ideological founder of art-historical writing.

The central part of the coin shows a detail of the painting by Giorgio Vasari "Giuditta decapita Oloferne" (Giuditta decapitates Oloferne). On the bottom, the dates "1511-2011", on the left "G. Vasari" and the mintmark "R", on the right the name of the issuing country "San Marino" and the initials of the author Claudia Momoni "CM ". The coin’s outer ring depicts the 12 stars of the European Union flag.

Issuing volume: 130 000 coins
Official Journal: C091 23.03.2011, p. 14

 

500th anniversary of the death of Sandro Botticelli

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The coin commemorates the 500th anniversary of the death of the Italian painter of the Florentine school Alessandro di Mariano di Vanni Filipepi (1445 – 1510), better known as Sandro Botticelli or Il Botticello "The Little Barrel".
Issuing volume: 130 000 coins
Official Journal: C212 5.08.2010, p. 2

 

European Year of Creativity and Innovation

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The coin was issued on the occasion of the European Year of Creativity and Innovation, launched by the European Commission. The inner part of the coin depicts objects representing scientific research: a book, a compass, a test tube and a flask. On the left are the three emblematic feathers of the Republic of San Marino.

Issuing volume: 130 000 coins
Official Journal: C116 21.05.2009, p. 20

 

European Year of Intercultural Dialogue

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The coin features five human silhouettes symbolising the different cultures of the five regions of the European continent, together with the sacred texts of their different religious communities. The European Year of Intercultural Dialogue celebrates Europe's great cultural diversity and aims to encourage mutual learning among different cultural traditions and heritages.

Issuing volume: 130 000 coins
Official Journal: C089 10.04.2008, p.11

 

Bicentenary of Giuseppe Garibaldi’s birth

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The coin features a portrait of Giuseppe Garibaldi (1807-1882), the Italian revolutionary who played a crucial role in the formation of a unified Italy. The portrait is based on a photograph of Garibaldi taken in 1866.

Issuing volume: 130 000 coins
Official Journal: C233 5.10.2007, p.7

 

5th centenary of Christopher Columbus’s death

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This coin features a portrait of Christopher Columbus against a backdrop showing his three caravels – the Niña, Pinta and Santa María – and a wind rose. It commemorates the 500-year anniversary of his death.

Issuing volume: 120 000 coins
Official Journal: C248 14.10.2006, p.3

 

World Year of Physics 2005

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This coin features a representation of Galileo Galilei used as an allegory of ‘Old Physics’ (Fisica antica). 2005 was chosen as the World Year of Physics because it marked the 100th anniversary of Albert Einstein's ‘miraculous year’ in which he published three important papers describing ideas that have since influenced all of modern physics

Issuing volume: 130 000 coins
Official Journal: C244 04.10.2005, p.3

 

Bartolomeo Borghesi

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This coin features a bust of historian Bartolomeo Borghesi, one of the founding fathers of the modern science of numismatics. Borghesi spent a considerable part of his life in San Marino, where he died in 1860.

Issuing volume: 110 000 coins
Official Journal: C298 03.12.2004, p.2

 

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