SAN MARINO Printed Money,
Repubblica di San Marino, Fantasy ESSAY 2016


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Co-Head of State,
Captain Regent:
Gian Franco TERENZI
1.10.2014 >

Co-Head of State,
Captain Regent:
Guerrino ZANOTTI
1.10.2014 >

Head of Government,
Secretary of State:
5.12.2012 >

Repubblica Di San Marino Banknotes,
Fantasy ESSAY 2016

Republic of San Marino

City of San Marino founded 301; independence 1291; Republic 1491
ITA currency 1861-2002; EUR 2002
; These notes are considered Fantasy Issues

Repubblica di San Marino

N.100, P.UNL  200 Lire 2016

Serial No. SM  000010,  size: 145 x 74 mm

"Libertas" on the front with two examples of
the country  coat of arms, one in a gold foil.

A mountain landscape with the Saint Martin tower in the
foreground  and an image of an ancient stone craftsman.

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Matej GábrisMatej Gábris is an outstanding Slovakian graphic artist  and banknote designer who has given us some beautiful fantasy banknotes with a wide range of both historical and contemporary themes.

This series is for the country of
San Marino, also known as Serenissima Repubblica di San Marino or Most Serene Republic of San Marino.

San Marino
is one of the smallest countries in the world at 61 km2 (24 sq mi) and has an estimated population of about 32,000. Only the Vatican (0.44 km2) and Monaco (2 km2 ) are smaller. San Marino claims to be the oldest surviving sovereign state and constitutional republic in the world, as the continuation of the monastic community founded on 3 September 301, by stonecutter Marinus of Arba.

This beautiful classically designed banknote features "Libertas" on the front with two examples of the country coat of arms, one in a gold foil. Libertas means Freedom in Latin and often refers to San Marino being a haven for escaped victims of oppression.

The note back features a mountain landscape with
Saint Martin tower in the foreground and an image of stonecutter Marinus of Arba at right in background with geometric patters at left.

The total printing was
620 pieces. This banknote contains the ypsilon type watermark and fluorescing fibers with the text "gabrisbanknote - specimen" appearing under fluorescing UV light. It also has a gold metallic colour element and was printed by offset with three extra spot colors.                      GSE 21.8.2016