new Proof 2014 .925 fine silver €5 coin being released July 22 by San
Marino will honor the life of Formula 1 driver Ayrton Senna.
coin is being issued by the Azienda
Autonoma di Stato Filatelica e Numismatica, the state’s agency
of philatelics and numismatics.
died during the seventh lap of the Grand Prix of San Marino on May 1
when the steering column of his Williams FW16 race car gave way and he
hit Tamburello curve at 140 miles per hour.
Brazilian-born three-time world champion was 34 years old. Ironically,
Senna had begun discussing improving safety among Formula 1 racing
that morning, a day after a friend died on the same track.
image and his car appear on the obverse of the coin, with the
anniversary dates of 1994/2014, the inscription AYRTON SENNA, the
denomination 5 EURO and the R symbol of the Italian Mint.
reverse shows the coat-of-arms of San Marino.
coin weighs 18 grams, measures 32 millimeters in diameter and has a
mintage limit of 8,000 pieces.
price has been announced for the coin as of July 9.
order, or for more information, telephone the AASFN at (011) 378 0549
882350, email it at email@example.com or visit its website.
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