• 200 Lire 1991, KM# 268, San Marino, San Marino's First Coin
  • 200 Lire 1991, KM# 268, San Marino, San Marino's First Coin
Description

San Marino's first coins were copper 5 centesimi, issued in 1864.

Obverse

Coat of arms, name of country and date of the issue around.

The components of the San Marino's coat of arms are:
- In the shield there are three mountains with three towers, each decorated with a weather vane consisting of an ostrich feather. The towers symbolize the three citadels of San Marino (La Guaita, La Cesta and La Montale), while the hills represent the three summits of Monte Titano.
- The motto LIBERTAS (Lat. freedom). It possibly refers to the amazing maintenance of independence in the midst of many larger states. The motto could also have developed from the alleged last words of the founder Marinus: "Relinquo vos liberos ab utroque homine" (Lat. "I leave you free from both men").

REPUBBLICA DI SAN MARINO
1991
LIBERTAS

Reverse

Denomination, hand with tool and coins below.

L.
200
PRIMA
MONETA
1864
APARICIO PERNAZZA INC.
R

Edge

200 Lire

San Marino's First Coin

KM# 268
Characteristics
Type Commemorative Issue (Circulating)
Material Aluminium Bronze
Weight 5 g
Diameter 24 mm
Thickness -
Shape round
Alignment Coin
Mint
Mint of Rome (R)

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