• 2 Euro Cent 2017-2020, San Marino
  • 2 Euro Cent 2017-2020, San Marino
Obverse

San Francesco Gate surrounded by the twelve stars of Europe. The year of issue and the initials of the engraver on the left, the country name and mintmark (R) on the right, the initials of the designer below.

San Francesco Gate or “City Gate” (known in Italian as Porta San Francesco, Porto del Lucho or Porta del Loco) is the city gate of San Marino. It was built in 1361 in order to protect against the army of the Malatesta, transfigured in 1451 and restored in 1581. Porta del Loco is part of the third ring of the city walls. The original gate was raised up by the construction of a tower with pinnacles and machicoulis. To this day, the coats of arms of San Marino and the Feltresca family can be seen. The old sentries are still visible in the inside, which is unfortunately not open to the public. A 17th-century inscription warning visitors against severe penalties for the import of weapons can be seen below the arch of the gate.

Designer: Arno Ludwig
Engraver: Ettore Lorenzo Frapiccini

2017 SAN MARINO
E.L.F. MOD.
R
AL

Reverse

A globe, next to the facial value, shows Europe in relation to Africa and Asia.

Engraver: Luc Luycx

2
EURO
CENT
LL

Edge
Characteristics
Material Copper Plated Steel
Weight 3.06 g
Diameter 18.75 mm
Thickness 1.67 mm
Shape round
Alignment Medal
Mint
Italian State Mint and Polygraphic Institute (R)

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Copper Plated Steel, 3.06 g, ⌀ 18.75 mm