2021 SAN MARINO numismatic program
- May 11, 2021
2021 Annual BU set
The facade of the church of San Francesco is reproduced on the 10-cent coin since 2017. Founded in 1361 by the Friars Minor Conventual, the church of San Francesco is the oldest church in the Republic of San Marino: built in local stone by the workers of the Comacine, it was later transformed and underwent various restorations. The facade, marked by a pronaos with three arches, has a brick rose window. The ogival portal is surmounted by a fourteenth-century tombstone commemorating the foundation of the place of worship and depicting an imperial eagle and the profile of the emperor Justinian.
Maximum mintage: 11.000 sets
Engravers: Arno Ludwig (all obverses except for €0.01 coin), Antonella Napolione (obverse €0,01 coin) and Luc Luycx (all reverses)
Mint : I.P.Z.S. ROME
Retail price: €27,00
5 euros BU dedicated to the International Day for Biological Diversity
In 2000, the United Nations General Assembly proclaimed May 22 as the International Day for Biological Diversity to celebrate the adoption of the Convention on Biological Diversity signed in Nairobi, Kenya, in 1992. The objective is to safeguard the extraordinary richness of all species on Earth and to encourage daily actions to preserve, restore and share equally nature and its benefits.
The reverse of the 5 euro coin shows a symbolic composition representing all living beings: a wing, a fin, a leg, a leaf and a hand in a circle around the planet Earth. The life of each one is linked to that of the others, so it is essential to preserve their balance and biodiversity.
On the obverse of the coin, the Three Towers of San Marino are represented on the curves of the golden spiral of the Nautilus, a reference to the perfection of all living things.
Face value: €5,00
Weight: 18,00 g.
Diameter: mm. 32 mm
Mintage: 10.000 coins
Eengraver: Sandra Deiana
2021 BU annual series – with silver BU €5 coin
dedicated to the “International Day for Biological Diversity”
Mintage: 10.000 sets
Engravers: Arno Ludwig (obverses all coins except €0.01 coin),
Antonella Napolione (reverse €0,01 coin) and Luc Luycx (all reverses)
Mint : I.P.Z.S. ROME
Retail price: €42,00
The San Marino principalty mint will also issue 100,000 €2 coins with 2021 yearmark. Coins will be wrapped in rolls with personalized paper with the coat of arms of the Republicof SAN MARINIO.
Sources : Ufficio Filatetico Numismatico San Marino and Numismag©