Details relating to the San Marino Commemorative of 2015.
Issue Date: 08.04.2015
Number Minted: 104,000
Mint: Instituto Poligrafico e Zecca dello Stato S.p.A.,Roma
Mint Mark : R
This coin was issued to commemorate the 750th Anniversary of Dante’s birth.
Dante Alighiere can be seen as Italy’s Shakeseare. His “Divine Comedy” is considered to be the greatest work of Italian literature and the most important poem of the Middle Ages. Dante chose to write in the vernacular and not in Latin as was customary at that time. He played an instrumental role in establishing what was to become the national language of Italy.
In the left half of the inner circle is a profile of Dante, next to which his name appears vertically in large letters. The script used here is the same as was used in the first copies of the “Divine Comedy”. In the right of the inner circle the name of the issuing country appears around the edge.
The mint mark ”R” is at two o’clock,the date of birth and year of issue at three o’clock and the initials of the designer “AM” at four o’clock.