The 500th anniversary of the birth of the Italian painter Giorgio Vasari (30 July 1511-27 June 1574). Vasari was also a writer, historian and architect, famous for his biographies of Italian artists, and he is now considered the ideological founder of art-historical writing.
The inner part of the coin shows a detail from the painting ‘Judith and Holofernes’ by Giorgio Vasari. At the bottom are the dates ‘1511-2011’, with ‘G. Vasari’ and the mint mark ‘R’ on the left. On the right are the inscriptions ‘San Marino’ and ‘C.M.’, the initials of the mint maker Claudia Momoni.
The coin’s outer ring depicts the 12 stars of the European flag.