The Banca Centrale della Repubblica di San Marino have issued (26th June) their annual Brilliant Uncirculated set of euro-denominated divisional coins, including a new silver collector coin available only in the set. The eight coins included are the €2 through to the one euro-cent.
This year’s theme for the presentation as well as for the silver collector coin is water preservation and its sustainability. World Water Day is an annual event that was designated by the United Nations in 1993. The coins of San Marino are minted at Rome’s IPZS (or the Italian state mint) on behalf of the Treasury of San Marino.
The design of the silver coin is the work of Canadian Artist Andrew Lewis. It consists of a stylized representation of the actual water cycle, from precipitation, to the oceans, to evaporation, enclosed within the shape of a heart to symbolize a careful and respectful management of water.
The obverse includes a stylised depiction of San Marino’s three towers, located on the three peaks of Monte Titano in the capital and a traditional motif on San Marinese coinage.
|€5||.925 silver||18 g||32 mm||Brilliant Unc.||13,000 Sets|
The new collector coin is only available in the 2017-dated annual set, which is retailed through San Marino’s official philatelic and numismatic bureau, L’Azienda autonoma di Stato filatelica e numismatica (AASFN) on behalf of the Banca Centrale della Repubblica di San Marino.
Please visit the website of the ASSFN for additional information on this and other coins on offer. The ASSFN also have a retail outlet located at Piazzetta Garibaldi, 5 San Marino Città. ❑