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San Marino

2015

Commemorative coin

The 750th anniversary of the birth of Dante Alighieri (1265-2015)

Official Journal of the European Union

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). The coin’s outer ring depicts the 12 stars of the European flag.

© European Union, 1998-2017, Official Journal of the European Union, 2015/C 143/06

Edge lettering

« 2 ★ » repeated six times, alternately upright and inverted

Designer

Annalisa Masini

Volume of issue

2015
Istituto Poligrafico e Zecca dello Stato ( Rom )
DateVolumePrice
Folder BU08.04.2015100.00015,00
Divisional coin set Proof04.11.2015also contains 2€ CC «The 750th anniversary of the birth of Dante Alighieri (1265-2015)» and 2€ CC «25th anniversary of the German reunification»2.400125,00