Introduction sectionA coin dedicated to healthcare professions: the gratitude of Italy in the year of the pandemic.
A coin dedicated to healthcare professions: the gratitude of Italy in the year of the pandemic.
A coin produced by the State Mint and dedicated to healthcare professions was issued today by the Italian Ministry of Economy and Finance, as part of the 2021 Numismatic Collection; it was presented this morning during an event at the Mint Museum in Rome, which was attended by the Italian Minister of Economy and Finance Daniele Franco and the CEO of the Italian State Mint and Polygraphic Institute Paolo Aielli.
The coin, the subject of which was chosen by a technical-artistic board composed of representatives of the Italian Ministry of Economy and Finance, members of the Italian Mint and Masters of Art, commemorates and pays tribute to the efforts and dedication of all the health personnel who served the country in the year marked by the COVID-19 pandemic.
The coin is the work of the Italian Mint's artist-engraver Claudia Momoni, who oversaw its design and creation. Its obverse depicts a man and a woman wearing medical clothing and carrying masks, stethoscopes and medical folders, symbolising the doctors and nurses on the front line in the fight against COVID-19.
The bi-metallic (bronzital and cupronickel) coin, which has a denomination of € 2 and is available in two versions – proof and Special Uncirculated, with a mintage of 7,000 and 12,000 pieces respectively – is also available on the shop.ipzs.it portal and in the Catalogue of the 2021 Numismatic Collection.