Fiat 500 enthusiasts can now purchase a limited edition silver coin that has been specially minted to mark the iconic model’s 60th anniversary.
The Italian State Mint (Istituto Poligrafico e Zecca dello Strato) have released the Limited Edition Fiat 500 coin with a face value of €5 and production run of only 4,000 – designed by master engraver Claudia Momoni.
Depicting the 1957 Fiat 500 and the current model on one side of the coin, it also engraves the words ‘Repubblica Italiana’. The reverse shows the profile of the classic 500 with the dates 1957 and 2017 – the year the first Fiat 500 was produced and the year the coin was minted – as well as the coin’s face value.
Launched by the Italian Post Office earlier this year, it is another indication of the Fiat 500’s reputation as a true icon of design, with the car notably becoming a permanent addition to the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York.
During its 60-year reign, the Fiat 500 has improved the everyday living of millions of people and its production was an important part of Italy’s post-war economic recovery. Today, 80 per cent of Fiat 500 sales are outside Italy and is known as one of Europe’s best-selling cars.
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