San Marino Euro Coins

The Republic of San Marino was granted the right to mint euro coins by virtue of their long-standing monetary agreements with the Italian government. Sammarinese euro coins feature separate designs for every coin. All the coins are inscribed with the words "San Marino" and the twelve stars of the EU. Please take a look at The San Marino National Mint.

The San Marino 2 euro coin edge inscription

Edge
The edge of the San Marino euro coins
 
The sequence "2 *" repeated six times alternately upright and inverted

Mintmarks on San Marino euro coins

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R Initials CH (Frantisek Chochola) Initials ELF (Ettore Lorenzo Frapiccini)
 
The letter 'R', for Rome The designer's initials CH (Frantisek Chochola) The engraver's initials ELF (Ettore Lorenzo Frapiccini)
INC is the Italian abbreviation for 'engraver'

New monetary agreement (2012)

According to the new monetary agreement with the European Union:

  • The annual ceiling for the issuance of euro coins by the Republic of San Marino shall be calculated by the Joint Committee as the sum of ...
    1. a fixed part, whose initial amount for the first year following the entry into force of the new Agreement is set at EUR 2.600.000. The Joint Committee may revise annually the fixed part with a view to taking into account both inflation — on the basis of the HICP inflation of Italy in the last 12 months for which the data are available at the moment of the calculation — and the possible significant trends affecting the euro coins collector market
    2. a variable part, corresponding to the average per capita coin issuance of the Italian Republic in the last 12 months for which the data are available multiplied by the number of inhabitants of San Marino
  • At least 70% of euro coins intended for circulation shall be put into circulation at face value as of the year follwing the entry into force of the new Agreement. This proportion shall reach 80 % after three years

2017 re-design

San Marino has been minting euro coins since it started circulating back on the 1st of January of 2002. The actual coins were designed by the artist Frantisek Chochola and they represent the history and monuments of this small republic. Changing the coins meant for circulation is restricted by the European Union by the (EU) Regulations No 729/2014 which stipulates that:

In order to facilitate the recognition of circulation coins, and to ensure appropriate continuity in the minting, Member States should only be allowed to modify the designs used for the national sides of regular circulation coins once every 15 years, except if the Head of State referred to on a coin changes.

The new design of the coins was created by Arno Ludwig, and the themes represent artwork and monuments of the Republic of San Marino.

San Marino 2017 euro coins

The 2 euro coin depicts a Portrait of San Marino based on a painting by G.B. Urbinelli. The 1 euro coin shows the second tower of San Marino, called "La cesta" (The basket). The 50 cents coin again depicts a portrait of San Marino based on a drawing by E. Retrosi. The 20 euro cent shows the three towers of San Marino ("La cesta", "La Rocca" and "La Montale"). The 10 euro cent depicts the facade of the Church and Convent of San Francisco. The 5 euro cent shows the Church of the Capuchin Friars. The 2 euro cent shows the San Francisco Gate and finally the 1 euro cent shows the Coat of Arms of the Republic of San Marino.

Image of San Marino 2 euros coin
San Marino 2 euros - Portrait of San Marino

Saint Marinus was the founder of a chapel and monastery, in 301, from where the world's oldest surviving republic, San Marino, grew. He is venerated solely in the Roman Catholic Church and the coin depicts his portrait based on a painting by G.B. Urbinelli. ... [ More ]

Year Mintage Price Shop
2017 Unknown € 3.90 Buy
2016 Unknown € 3.65 Buy
2013 592,624 pieces € 3.90 Buy
2012 593,471 pieces - View
2011 Unknown € 3.95 Buy
2006 185,000 pieces - View
2005 220,000 pieces - View
2004 70,000 pieces - View
2003 70,000 pieces - View
2002 100,760 pieces - View
Image of San Marino 1 euro coin
San Marino 1 euro - Second Tower

The Cesta is located on the highest of Monte Titano's summits. A museum to honor Saint Marinus, created in 1956, is located in this tower and showcases over 1,550 weapons dating from the Medieval Era to the modern day. It was constructed in the 13th century ... [ More ]

Year Mintage Price Shop
2017 Unknown € 1.99 Buy
2015 Unknown - View
2014 Unknown € 2.00 Buy
2013 372,325 pieces € 2.10 Buy
2012 10,000 pieces - View
2010 996,134 pieces € 2.10 Buy
2009 1,096,672 pieces € 2.60 Buy
2006 215,000 pieces - View
2005 70,000 pieces - View
2004 250,000 pieces - View
2003 70,000 pieces - View
2002 131,800 pieces - View
Image of San Marino 50 cents coin
San Marino 50 cents - The Three Towers of San Marino - La Guaita, La Cesta, Il Montale

The Three Towers of San Marino are a group of towers located in the small European country of San Marino. Located on the three peaks of Monte Titano in the capital, also called San Marino, they are depicted on both the national flag and coat of arms. ... [ More ]

Year Mintage Price Shop
2016 Unknown - View
2015 Unknown € 1.10 Buy
2014 Unknown € 1.65 Buy
2013 32,000 pieces - View
2012 40,000 pieces - View
2008 1,350,000 pieces - View
2007 320,000 pieces € 2.85 Buy
2006 193,880 pieces € 2.45 Buy
2005 179,712 pieces € 2.70 Buy
2004 70,000 pieces - View
2003 205,800 pieces - View
2002 75,400 pieces - View
Image of San Marino 20 cents coin
San Marino 20 cents - The Three Towers Of San Marino

The Three Towers of San Marino are a group of towers located on the three peaks of Monte Titano in the capital, They are depicted on both the national flag and coat of arms. The First Tower (The Guaita) is the oldest of the three towers, and the most ... [ More ]

Year Mintage Price Shop
2017 Unknown € 0.85 Buy
2016 Unknown € 0.95 Buy
2015 Unknown € 1.00 Buy
2013 20,000 pieces - View
2008 1,168,360 pieces € 2.00 Buy
2006 65,000 pieces - View
2005 380,000 pieces - View
2004 70,000 pieces - View
2003 220,000 pieces - View
2002 147,400 pieces - View
Image of San Marino 10 cents coin
San Marino 10 cents - Basilica of San Marinus

The Basilica of San Marinus a neo-classical constraining relics of Saint Marinus, founder of the state. In a semicircle above the depiction are the words San Marino and the date with the mint marks to the right [ More ]

Year Mintage Price Shop
2016 Unknown - View
2015 Unknown - View
2014 Unknown - View
2013 Unknown - View
2012 Unknown € 16.95 Buy
2011 Unknown - View
2010 Unknown - View
2009 Unknown - View
2008 Unknown € 14.20 Buy
2007 Unknown - View
2006 65,000 pieces € 16.95 Buy
2005 70,000 pieces - View
2004 250,000 pieces - View
2003 430,000 pieces € 16.95 Buy
2002 120,000 pieces - View
Image of San Marino 5 cents coin
San Marino 5 cents - First tower - La Guaita

The Guaita is the oldest of the three towers, and the most famous. It was constructed in the 11th century and served briefly as a prison [ More ]

Year Mintage Price Shop
2006 3,530,000 pieces € 0.80 Buy
2005 70,000 pieces - View
2004 1,000,000 pieces € 0.75 Buy
2003 70,000 pieces - View
2002 120,000 pieces - View
Image of San Marino 2 cents coin
San Marino 2 cents - Statue of Liberty

The Statue of Liberty, officially titled Liberty Enlightening the World, dedicated on October 28, 1886, is a monument commemorating the centennial of the signing of the United States Declaration of Independence, given to the United States by the people ... [ More ]

Year Mintage Price Shop
2006 2,795,000 pieces € 0.55 Buy
2005 220,000 pieces - View
2004 1,395,000 pieces € 0.60 Buy
2003 70,000 pieces - View
2002 120,000 pieces - View
Image of San Marino 1 cent coin
San Marino 1 cent - Third tower - Il Montale

The Montale is located on the smallest of Monte Titano's summits. Unlike the other towers, this one is not open to the public. It was constructed in the 14th century [ More ]

Year Mintage Price Shop
2006 2,795,000 pieces € 0.45 Buy
2005 70,000 pieces - View
2004 1,320,000 pieces € 0.55 Buy
2003 70,000 pieces - View
2002 120,000 pieces - View