|The Official Blister 2008 contains a full set of circulating euros (1, 2, 5, 10, 20, 50 cents and 1, 2 euros), along will a 5 euro silver coin dealing with the theme of the “International Year of Planet Earth”.
The reverse side, designed by Valerio De Seta, represents a ridge of sectioned land upon which stands a tree, and above the horizon, Mount Titan. It is embraced by a circular arch which stems from four ripples below, to represent the oceans, and terminates above with a hurricane vortex, which represents climatic change, visually recalling the sphericity of the Globe. In the centre, Karst formations, to represent underground rivers, resources found below the earth’s surface. The tree symbolizes life, which through its roots, draws directly from these resources.
The obverse side, designed by Annalisa Masini, depicts a semicircle to represent the Globe, inside of which are found the three towers, whose feathers have been replaced by three of the four natural elements: Fire, Earth and Air. Water, on the other hand, is represented by the ripples found at the base of the three towers.
Mintage: 70,000 pieces