The Italian Mint has released a new sterling silver coin featuring images of the iconic Italian brand Vespa scooters to commemorate the70th anniversary of the establishment of Vespa and celebrates 70 years of its excellence. The new coin is a part of the mint’s Italian Excellence series.

In a beautiful and stylistic design, the reverse side of the new coin features two images of old Vespa scooters in different positions. It shows inscription of the denomination of the coin “5 EURO”, and “VESPA”. The issue year, 2019, is engraved at the bottom of the coin. It further shows the mini mark of the Mint of Rome “R”.

The obverse of the coin features a young couple riding a modern model of a Vespa scooter in three different colors: red, green, and gray. A dominating inscription “REPUBBLICA ITALIANA” is running from above towards the center.

The new coin, which weighs 18.0g, is struck in 0.925 silver. It has a limited mintage of 7000 pieces.

Vespa is an Italian brand of scooter manufactured by Piaggio. The Vespa has evolved from a single model motor scooter manufactured in 1946 by Piaggio & Co. S.p.A. of Pontedera, Italy to a full line of scooters and one of seven companies today owned by Piaggio.

From their inception, Vespa scooters have been known for their painted, pressed steel unibody which combines a complete cowling for the engine (enclosing the engine mechanism and concealing dirt or grease), a flat floorboard (providing foot protection), and a prominent front fairing (providing wind protection) into a structural unit.

Source: AgAuNews