San Marino Euro Coins


San Marino was one of the founding members of the Euro zone and started minting coins in 2002.The Commemorative Coins are stunning and that of 2010 perhaps the most attractive of all Commemorative Coins.  Check it out !

Some basic facts relating to San Marino.




San Marino is one of the four states (the others are Andorra,Monaco and the Vatican) that, although not members of the European Union, nevertheless issue their own Euro Coins.

San Marino is, by the way, the world's oldest surviving republic.



Normal Currency Coins.

San Marino is one of the few members of the Eurozone that has a different motif for each of the eight coins. The San Marino Euro Coins all depict buildings and monuments in San Marino.

In 2017 San Marino issued a second series of Standard Coins.

San Marino is the only Euro Coin country to have issued a new set of coins other than because of the death or abdication of the ruling monarch or pope as was the case for example with Belgium, Monaco and the Vatican.



Old Series

New Series

1 cent




The third tower (Il Montale) dating from the 13th century.



The official coat of arms of the Republic of San Marino.

2 cent




San Marino's "Statue of Liberty" by the sculptor Stefano Galletti.




The famous City Gate of the republic of San Marino -built in 1361.

5 cent




This shows the first tower (La Guaita) which hails from around the 11th century.




The Church of St Quirinus believed to have been built around 1550.

10 cent




Basilica of St. Marinus(Basilica del Santo) built in 1826.




This coin features the Church of St Francis.

20 cent




Depicted is St. Marinus , founder of San Marino. The founding date 301 A.D.




Mount Titano(highest peak in San Marino)with the three Towers is depicted on this coin.

50 cent




The three towers of San Marino. (La Guaita, La Cesta and Il Montale)




The 50-cent coin shows the portrait of Saint Marino, detail of a painting by Emilio Retrosi.

1 Euro




San Marino Coat of Arms.




The Second Tower .

2 Euro




Government Palace (Palazzo Pubblico)




The portrait of Saint Marino,by Giovan Battista Urbinelli.



Two Euro Coin Rim


Around the rim of the Two Euro Coin appear the number "2" followed by "*".
This repeated six times. Each "2" is inverted with respect to the preceding and following "2".






San Marino Commemorative Two Euro Coins.


San Marino has produced a wonderful set of Two Euro Commemorative Coins, not missing a year since the commemoratives started in 2004.

Although the three non European Union members in the Eurozone do not participate in the common issues, San Marino issued a coin in 2012 having exactly the same motif as the common issue of that year (10 year commemoration of the Euro as official currency).

So in effect they "cheated" or if you prefer circumvented that regulation. At any rate , as collectors, I'm sure we're all pleased they did.





San Marino Commemorative Coin 2004 - Bartolomeo Borghesi

2004 - Bartolomeo Borghesi -a San Marino historian and numismatist.


Date of issue   : 16.12.2004

Issuing Volume : 110,000


San Marino Commemorative Coin 2005 - Galileo Galilei

2005 - Celebrating the year of physics - the image of the famous scientist Galileo Galilei.


Date of issue   : 14.10.2005

Issuing Volume : 130,000


San Marino Commemorative Coin 2006 - Christopher Columbus

2006 - 500th anniversary of the death of Cristopher Columbus.



Date of issue   : 17.10.2006

Issuing Volume : 120,000


San Marino Commemorative Coin 2007 - Giuseppe Garibaldi

2007 - 200th anniversary of the birth of Giuseppe Garibaldi - a major figure in the unification and founding of Italy as a national state.

Date of issue   : 09.10.2007

Issuing Volume : 130,000


San Marino Commemorative Coin 2008

2008 - European Year of Intercultural Dialogue - depicted are five human silhouettes representing the five regions within the European continent.

Date of issue   : 20.05.2008

Issuing Volume : 130,000


San Marino Commemorative Coin 2009

2009 - European year of Creativity and Innovation. In the inner ring a test tube, a compass and a flask - all representing research -are depicted. Also to be seen is a book .

Date of issue   : 05.09.2009

Issuing Volume : 130,000


San Marino Commemorative Coin 2010 - Sandro Botticelli

2010 - 500th anniversary of the death of Sandro Botticelli - an Italian painter of the Early Renaissance.


Date of issue   : 07.09.2010

Issuing Volume : 130,000


San Marino Commemorative Coin 2011 - Giorgio Vasari

2011 - 500th anniversary of the birth of Giorgio Vasari - an Italian architect and court painter of the Medici's.


Date of issue   : 04.06.2011

Issuing Volume : 130,000


San Marino Commemorative Coin 2012

2012 - 10th anniversary of Euro Coins and Banknotes.



Date of issue   : 12.06.2012

Issuing Volume : 130,000


San Marino Commemorative Coin 2013 - Bernadino di Biagio

2013 - 500th anniversary of the death of the Renaissance painter Bernadino di Betto di Biagio normally known as Pinturicchios.

Date of issue   : 13.09.2013

Issuing Volume : 115.000


San Marino Commemorative Coin 2014 - Donato Bramantes

2014 - 500th anniversary of the death of Donato Bramantes.



Date of issue   : 23.06.2014

Issuing Volume : 114.000


San Marino Commemorative Coin 2014 - Puccini

2014 - 90th anniversary of the death of Puccini.


Date of issue   : 29.09.2014

Issuing Volume : 100.000


San Marino Commemorative Coin 2015 - Dante Alighieri

2015 - 750th anniversary of the birth of Dante Alighieri.



Date of issue   : 08.04.2015

Issuing Volume : 104.000


San Marino Commemorative Coin 2015 - German Unification

2015 - 25th anniversary of German unification.



Date of issue   : 15.09.2015

Issuing Volume : 250.000


San Marino Commemorative Coin 2016 - Donatello

2016 - 550th anniversary of the death of Donatello.


Date of issue   : 05.04.2016

Issuing Volume : 85.000


San Marino Commemorative Coin 2016 - Shakespeare

2016 - 400th anniversary of the death of Shakespeare.



Date of issue   : 22.09.2016

Issuing Volume : 85.000


San Marino Commemorative Coin 2017 - Giotto di Bondone

2017 - 750th anniversary of the birth of Giotto di Bondone.


Date of issue   : 30.03.2017

Issuing Volume : 80.000


San Marino Commemorative Coin 2017 - Sustainable  Tourism

2017 - International Year of Sustainable Tourism.


Date of issue   : 31.08.2017

Issuing Volume : 70.500


2018 - 500th Anniversary of the birth of Jacobo Tintorettos.


Date of issue   : 05.04.2018

Issuing Volume : 60.500


2018 – 420th Anniversary of the birth of Gian Lorenzo Berlini.

 

Date of issue   : 20.09.2018

Issuing Volume : 63.100


2019 - 500th Anniversary of the death of Leonardo da Vinci.


Date of Issue : 04.04.2019

Issuing Volume: 53.150




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